How to Do Your Taxes: A Guide to Make Filing Taxes Simpler
Wed, 02/3/16 | 7 Comments

A Basic Guide to Help Making Filing your Taxes Easier
Tax return season is here.
Filing your taxes does not need to be difficult. For most Americans, it can be completed in a few hours or less.
However, …

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Is the Peace Corps a Legit Alternative to Getting a Job?
May 25, 2009 | 53 Comments
Is the Peace Corps a Legit Alternative to Getting a Job?

Could a Peace Corps job be for you?
Despite nearly a 4.0 GPA at a respected university, resume counseling, and mock interview practice, I had a very hard time finding a job upon graduation. After a …

How to Cut your Comcast Bill with Discounts
May 12, 2009 | 28 Comments
How to Cut your Comcast Bill with Discounts

How to Cut your Comcast Bill
I was 0-for-2 in previous attempts with Comcast to get a break on my cable bill. I had no leverage. Comcast (aka “XFinity”) knows that they’re the only cable provider …

How to Get Free Landscaping Work Done Using Craigslist
May 4, 2009 | 11 Comments
How to Get Free Landscaping Work Done Using Craigslist

Getting Free Landscaping on Craigslist
Here’s a short, but sweet Craigslist power user tip: put what you want to get rid of on Craigslist.
My wife and I are doing some landscape work and we had a …

The Economics of Owning a Motor Scooter Vs. a Car
May 3, 2009 | 61 Comments
The Economics of Owning a Motor Scooter Vs. a Car

How Much Does it Cost to Own a Motor Scooter (Moped)?
Back in the fall, I sold one of our two cars. My wife and I were both riding the bus to and from work, and …

Pensions Vs. 401K’s: Why you should Care that Pensions are Going Extinct
April 30, 2009 | 67 Comments
Pensions Vs. 401K’s: Why you should Care that Pensions are Going Extinct

Check out a more updated breakdown of pensions/401K’s in my post on defined benefit vs. defined contribution retirement plans.
Today’s Retirement Reality
Most twenty-somethings have never and (unfortunately) probably will never sniff the sweet security provided by …

The Before you Turn 30 Financial Goals Checklist
April 27, 2009 | 19 Comments
The Before you Turn 30 Financial Goals Checklist

Financial Goals for your Twenties
Before you hit the big three-oh (30 for those keeping score), there’s a few things you should start seriously thinking about in order to get your financial house in order.
Consider this …


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