Wedding Expenses and Marriage Succes? Now We Have Data
Mon, 10/20/14 | 6 Comments

You may already know that I’m not a big fan of materialistic wedding expenses. More specifically, I think that the average cost of a wedding is stupidly high ($29,858 last year) and the average engagement …

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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 …

Should I Save for a Home or Retirement?
September 9, 2013 | 7 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 …

IRS to Recognize Same-Sex Marriages for Federal Tax Purposes
September 4, 2013 | No Comment
IRS to Recognize Same-Sex Marriages for Federal Tax Purposes

In case you missed it, there was a big announcement from the IRS on gay marriages last week, as a result of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court striking down parts of the Defense of Marriage …


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