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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The Top 1% and Income Inequality in the U.S.
September 23, 2013 | 18 Comments
The Top 1% and Income Inequality in the U.S.

Every American should check out Emmanual Saez’s latest data crunch on income gains in the U.S., if for nothing more than to get the facts straight income inequality in our country.
10 pages of interesting data …

How to Get a Job when you have no Experience (or are Unemployed)
September 18, 2013 | 6 Comments
How to Get a Job when you have no Experience (or are Unemployed)

I alluded to this in my story, but it’s something I think every upcoming or recent college graduate can benefit from so I wanted to expand on it…
Lesson #1 learned from the School of Hard …

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 | 2 Comments
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 …


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