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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Umbrella Insurance: the Insurance Policy you Should have, but Don’t
June 1, 2015 | 32 Comments
Umbrella Insurance: the Insurance Policy you Should have, but Don’t

Umbrella insurance is not top of mind for most people like other forms of insurance. I rarely hear anyone mention it (definitely not our trusted personal finance gurus). Up until about a year ago, I …

Millennials Embracing Passive Investing & Vanguard
May 25, 2015 | 6 Comments
Millennials Embracing Passive Investing & Vanguard

I must confess – I’ve dumped on millennials quite a bit.
First, I made fun of them for boomeranging back to their parent’s basements. Say hi to the “rents” for me, guys (hehe).
Then, I reminded them …

What to do After a Car Accident (Before Leaving the Scene)
May 18, 2015 | 10 Comments
What to do After a Car Accident (Before Leaving the Scene)

“Hey. I just got in a car accident. This guy just whipped out of his parking spot and hit me. What should I do?”
It was a crisp winter Saturday morning, as my frustrated wife recounted …

The 2015 Energy Tax Credits (Updated)
May 13, 2015 | 5 Comments
The 2015 Energy Tax Credits (Updated)

Update: As part of the congressional budget deal extender tax breaks, last year’s home energy efficiency tax credits were retroactively extended to include any purchases made in 2015. Additionally, the 2016 energy tax credits were …

James Altucher Gives the Worst 401K Advice You’ll Ever Get
May 11, 2015 | 22 Comments
James Altucher Gives the Worst 401K Advice You’ll Ever Get

Last week we talked about decent advice in much too small doses from mainstream personal finance gurus. This week, we have a slightly different animal – horribly misguiding advice from a guru that you should …

The Problem with Mainstream Personal Finance Gurus (and the 10% Rule)
May 4, 2015 | 35 Comments
The Problem with Mainstream Personal Finance Gurus (and the 10% Rule)

A while back, I was in a job interview for a different role at my present employer. The interviewer, who knew of my personal finance writing background, concluded his round of questioning with this:
“So, what …


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