Those who Avoid Short-Term Consumption Trends will Prosper
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About a year and a half ago, I saw the writing on the wall. OPEC had been pumping out millions of barrels of oil a day at a significant loss in order to drive supply …

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Is the Peace Corps a Legit Alternative to Getting a Job?
May 25, 2009 | 54 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 | 29 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 | 63 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 | 76 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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