Gamify your Personal Finances to Power-up your Real Life
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The original Pokémon was after my time, I must confess (with not a hint of sadness). Without the nostalgia to suck me in to the Pokémon Go fad, I tend to get a bit cynical …

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2010 IRS Federal Home Energy Tax Credit Guide
March 23, 2010 | 40 Comments
2010 IRS Federal Home Energy Tax Credit Guide

Energy Tax Credit Update: The 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 energy tax credits have since been released.
A few weeks ago, my wife and I woke up one morning and the temperature in the …

How to Use a Trailing Stop-Loss Order to Preserve your Market Gains
March 21, 2010 | 7 Comments
How to Use a Trailing Stop-Loss Order to Preserve your Market Gains

What is a Trailing Stop Loss Order?
A trailing stop-loss order sounds like complex investing strategies, however, it is fairly simple to understand when you take a minute to learn what each part of it means. …

Buy or Rent? Look at the Price-Rent Ratio
March 15, 2010 | 19 Comments
Buy or Rent? Look at the Price-Rent Ratio

Kiplinger recently ran an article that shed some really great light on whether it makes more sense to buy a home or rent an apartment. I’ve never addressed this topic on 20somethingfinance, because quite frankly …

TrueEarnings® Card from Costco & American Express Review
March 14, 2010 | 21 Comments
TrueEarnings® Card from Costco & American Express Review

Update: In early 2016, Costco will be switching from this card to the Costco Anywhere Visa Card.
I’ve been a Costco member for 5 years and right around the time that my wife and I started …

6 Reasons why you Might Want to Consider a Ford Fiesta
March 11, 2010 | 30 Comments
6 Reasons why you Might Want to Consider a Ford Fiesta

Buying a new car typically doesn’t make the list of best personal finance practices. That being said, we all know that, and whole bunch of us still end up doing it. IF you’re going to …

American Paternity & Maternity Leave vs. The Rest of the World
March 8, 2010 | 48 Comments
American Paternity & Maternity Leave vs. The Rest of the World

Work/life balance in the form of supportive national and employee benefit plans is something that the United States has sorely lacked, especially in comparison to other developed economies. Corporate lobbies have made it so.
Nowhere (other …


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