Open Enrollment Deserves your FULL Attention. Here’s Why
Wed, 10/29/14 | 6 Comments

Earlier this week, I received a note from my employer’s HR department that open enrollment for 2015 benefit elections had started. I instantly got a little giddy.
Every year, I get geeked out to find out …

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myRA Retirement Plan Details: Everything you Need to Know
February 10, 2014 | 12 Comments
myRA Retirement Plan Details: Everything you Need to Know

In the most recent State of the Union, President Obama mentioned a new retirement plan, called myRA (short for “My Retirement Account”). Awww… isn’t that a cute little name for a retirement plan? Who’s a …

Do YOU Need a Budget?
February 5, 2014 | 13 Comments
Do YOU Need a Budget?

I have been running a personal finance blog for over six years now, but I have a dirty little confession…
These days, I don’t budget.
<insert crowd hush and record scratch/rewind sound effect>
“Woah, hold on a sec …

Going to School? Take Advantage of these Education Tax Credits & Deductions in 2013 & 2014
February 3, 2014 | 7 Comments
Going to School? Take Advantage of these Education Tax Credits & Deductions in 2013 & 2014

The readership here is heavy on those completing school for the first time and going back to school to further their education.
The good news is that if you’re paying for school (for yourself or others), …

Can You Shop at Costco without a Membership? Yes! Here are 5 Ways
January 27, 2014 | 17 Comments
Can You Shop at Costco without a Membership? Yes! Here are 5 Ways

If you are not one to compromise food quality (like me), but still seek out a good deal – the odds are strong that you have a Costco membership.
And if you don’t, you should seriously …

Direct Stock Purchase Plans (DSPP’s) & DRIP’s: Are they Worth it?
January 22, 2014 | 6 Comments
Direct Stock Purchase Plans (DSPP’s) & DRIP’s: Are they Worth it?

DSPP’s Vs. DRIP’s
Direct stock purchase plans (or DSPP’s for short) are plans that allows you to buy stock directly from a company or their stock transfer agent – often times without a fee – and …

The Most Fuel Efficient Cars of 2014
January 20, 2014 | 6 Comments
The Most Fuel Efficient Cars of 2014

A Good Year for Fuel Efficient Cars
If you’re looking for a place to start your research on the most fuel efficient cars of 2014, you’re in the right place, as I will highlight the top …


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