The Genius of Tiny Homes (with Inspiring TEDx Talk)
Mon, 12/15/14 | 21 Comments

I’ve talked about the benefits of tiny home living a number of times in the past, and for good reason: the average US home size is at an all time high of 2,598 square feet …

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IRS Maximum Allowed 401k Contribution Increases in 2009
December 12, 2008 | 28 Comments
IRS Maximum Allowed 401k Contribution Increases in 2009

Update: the 2014 maximum 401K contribution has since been released since this post was written. What follows is for 2009.
The IRS maximum allowed 401K contribution will increase from 2008’s $15,500 to $16,500 in 2009 (for …

A Complete Guide to Effectively Organizing your Paperwork & Mail
December 9, 2008 | 11 Comments
A Complete Guide to Effectively Organizing your Paperwork & Mail

How to Organize Paperwork
We’d all like to think that we’re at or near going paperless (and perhaps a few of us are). However, the truth is that most of us still receive enough snail mail …

My Zecco Review
December 7, 2008 | 9 Comments
My Zecco Review

<Update: Zecco has officially merged with TradeKing, and moved to the TradeKing platform – so my recommendation would be to start a new account with TradeKing>
Zecco Review: $4.95 Stock Trades
What follows is a Zecco review …

10 Ways to Build, Improve, and Maintain your Credit Score
December 3, 2008 | One Comment
10 Ways to Build, Improve, and Maintain your Credit Score

How to Improve your Credit Score
Building, improving, and maintaining your credit score can seem like a daunting task, especially when you’re not particularly sure what the scores consist of. Each of the three major credit …

5 Reasons why Dollar Cost Averaging is Back with a Vengeance
December 1, 2008 | 11 Comments
5 Reasons why Dollar Cost Averaging is Back with a Vengeance

Dollar cost averaging (investing like a robot) has received a bad rap in recent years, and for good reason. For those not investing in low or zero transaction cost accounts such as 401K’s, fees can …

Is your 401k Match Being Cut? This May be your Hint to Find a New Job
November 25, 2008 | 9 Comments
Is your 401k Match Being Cut? This May be your Hint to Find a New Job

401k Match Cuts Becoming Popular
Recently GM, Ford, Frontier Airlines, and some other iconic companies announced that they were suspending matching 401k contributions. I find this to be a disturbing trend that I really hope does …


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