Healthcare.gov Open Enrollment is Over. What if I Need Insurance NOW?
Wed, 04/16/14 | 5 Comments

One of the biggest selling points of the Affordable Care Act was that it would allow millions who previously had not had insurance to get affordable insurance through a public health insurance exchange. The biggest …

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Defined Benefit Vs. Defined Contribution Retirement Plans
September 17, 2013 | 4 Comments
Defined Benefit Vs. Defined Contribution Retirement Plans

I haven’t done a 101 article or a retirement article in quite a while – so lets kill two birds with one stone.
Most of us have seen the phrases “defined contribution plan” or “defined benefit …

Dating & Financial Compatibility: Sould you Drop a Financial Deadbeat?
September 16, 2013 | 18 Comments
Dating & Financial Compatibility: Sould you Drop a Financial Deadbeat?

We’ve talked a lot about newlywed finances, combining or keeping finances separate in marriage, and how to start a financial conversation with a significant other.
When you’re married or in a long-term committed relationship, you HAVE …

Do you NEED Renter’s Insurance?
September 11, 2013 | One Comment
Do you NEED Renter’s Insurance?

If you own a home, you NEED home insurance.
100%, without a doubt, if for no other reason than to protect your finances from catastrophic loss of real estate property (which can carry very high values) …

You’re Killing your Clothes! 10 Things you SHOULD do to Extend the Life of your Clothing
September 10, 2013 | 9 Comments
You’re Killing your Clothes! 10 Things you SHOULD do to Extend the Life of your Clothing

I hate buying new clothing.
Outside of the monetary pain, it’s a painful process. At 6’4″, with long legs and a lean stature, it’s not easy to find clothing that fits. Especially when I find most …

Should I Save for a Home or Retirement?
September 9, 2013 | 5 Comments
Should I Save for a Home or Retirement?

Should you save for retirement or a home down payment? And what about when a 401K match is involved?
20SF reader, Steph, writes in:
“I’m 26 and up until now have saved about 6% of my income …

The Value of Work & Status to the American Identity
September 5, 2013 | 21 Comments
The Value of Work & Status to the American Identity

A big part of why I’ve adopted the lifestyle I have… OK, the biggest part – is that financial independence is an incredibly attractive prospect to me.
I believe that human beings are more likely to …


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