The Most Fuel Efficient Cars of 2015
Mon, 01/26/15 | 4 Comments

In this post, I will highlight the top 15 cars with the best fuel efficiency across all electric, hybrid, and gas-powered vehicles sold in the United States. 2015 will be another banner year for improved …

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The Cheap Garage Renovation Project: $158!
December 9, 2014 | 5 Comments
The Cheap Garage Renovation Project: $158!

Over the summer, my better half and I wrapped up our latest renovation project – the garage!
I wasn’t wise enough to take “before pictures” so that I could post a before/after comparison here (yeah, dumb), …

Unlimited Vacation Days? No Thanks!
December 2, 2014 | 28 Comments
Unlimited Vacation Days? No Thanks!

The hottest new job perk these days is unlimited vacation time (aka “discretionary time off”, or DTO). That’s right, UNLIMITED VACATION DAYS! (WOO HOO!)
Virgin Air and Tribune (parent company for Chicago Tribute and the Los …

Jason Brown Leaves NFL Millions & then the Story Takes a REALLY Odd Turn
November 25, 2014 | 13 Comments
Jason Brown Leaves NFL Millions & then the Story Takes a REALLY Odd Turn

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays, and while you contemplate leaving your friends and family for the consumer madness of Black Friday, I wanted to share a good story that is in the spirit …

Roth IRA Basics, In a Question & Answer Format
November 23, 2014 | 14 Comments
Roth IRA Basics, In a Question & Answer Format

Roth IRA’s have become quite popular among the millennial generation (and beyond) and can be a great addition to your retirement savings arsenal. But Roths bring a lot of questions with them, so I wanted …

Qualifying for the Saver’s Tax Credit in 2014 and 2015
November 23, 2014 | 5 Comments
Qualifying for the Saver’s Tax Credit in 2014 and 2015

Free money is great, so this post has been updated for the 2014 and 2015 calendar years.
What is the Saver’s Credit?
The Saver’s Credit (aka the ‘retirement savings contribution credit‘) is a lesser known, highly advantageous …

The Millennial Personal Savings Rate is in. Sound the Alarms!
November 17, 2014 | 13 Comments
The Millennial Personal Savings Rate is in. Sound the Alarms!

When someone asks me to give them one personal finance metric to really focus on that matters more than any other, there is no hesitation in my reply: “personal savings rate“.
No matter which way you …


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