Wedding Expenses and Marriage Succes? Now We Have Data
Mon, 10/20/14 | 15 Comments

You may already know that I’m not a big fan of materialistic wedding expenses. More specifically, I think that the average cost of a wedding is stupidly high ($29,858 last year) and the average engagement …

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How Does the Economy & your Income Impact your Health?
February 22, 2009 | 5 Comments
How Does the Economy & your Income Impact your Health?

Economics and income has always had a huge impact on health. Case in point: In a 2007 study released by the Economics Policy Institute, research showed that Social Security receiving males at age 60 had …

The 7 Personal Finance Teachings that could Save our Nation
February 18, 2009 | 19 Comments
The 7 Personal Finance Teachings that could Save our Nation

Could Personal Finance Classes & Training Save our Country?
In my entire public school education and as a citizen of the country, I was only taught how to do two things that were somewhat related to …

How I Saved $1,700 By Being a Craigslist Subletting Nomad
February 9, 2009 | 9 Comments
How I Saved $1,700 By Being a Craigslist Subletting Nomad

Subletting & Housing on Craigslist
In a follow-up to yesterday’s 5 Ways to Use Craigslist to Save and Make Big Money post, there is one Craigslist use that I didn’t cover, because I thought it warranted …

5 Ways to Use Craigslist to Save and Make BIG Money
February 8, 2009 | 23 Comments
5 Ways to Use Craigslist to Save and Make BIG Money

Save Money with Craigslist
I’m not a Craigslist ‘power user’ by any means (OK, maybe I AM a Craigslist power user), but I have been able to successfully use Craigslist’s free classified ads to better my …

Can Money Buy Happiness? 5 Arguments for (and Against)
January 19, 2009 | 49 Comments
Can Money Buy Happiness? 5 Arguments for (and Against)

Can Money Buy Happiness?
Can money buy happiness? It’s one of the most heavily disputed and researched questions of all time. Countless studies have been done, with each seemingly confirming the inconclusiveness of the last. I’ve …

7 Lessons Learned After One Week of Unemployment
January 18, 2009 | 14 Comments
7 Lessons Learned After One Week of Unemployment

It’s been an interesting week. My wife (a Landscape Architect), and a number of her co-workers, experienced day one of unemployment. I had never encountered this situation before, but the ‘what-ifs’ always crossed my mind …


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