40+ Hours a Week Making Money & ZERO on Personal Finance? INSANITY!
Mon, 03/23/15 | 12 Comments

Lets talk about personal finance time investment.
One of the great profound mysteries that I have been completely unable to understand or solve in my 7+ years of personal finance blogging is why the masses invest …

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Protecting your Identity in an Unprotected World
February 16, 2015 | 7 Comments
Protecting your Identity in an Unprotected World

The string of data breaches last year were alarming. Target, Home Depot, JP Morgan Chase, and EBay all were hacked.
Serious stuff, but the damage was fairly limited to email addresses (at best) and credit card …

Credit Karma Adds Free Equifax Credit Scores and Reports
February 10, 2015 | 6 Comments
Credit Karma Adds Free Equifax Credit Scores and Reports

In case you missed the quiet rollout, Credit Karma has doubled their free credit score and credit report offerings by adding free Equifax credit scores and reports. Had it not been for the Anthem hack …

One of 80 Million Hit by the Anthem Hack? I Was. Here’s How to Protect Your Identity
February 6, 2015 | 8 Comments
One of 80 Million Hit by the Anthem Hack? I Was. Here’s How to Protect Your Identity

The country’s second largest health insurer, Anthem, just announced their database, with private information for all 80 million current and previous customers, was recently hacked. As an Anthem Blue Cross member, I am assuming that …

Your Guide to 2014 Tax Return Domination
February 5, 2015 | 6 Comments
Your Guide to 2014 Tax Return Domination

Get fired up – tax filing season is here!
The tax filing start date for 2014 tax returns – January 20th – has already passed. You wouldn’t really know it though. The IRS website still has …

Consume More Gas at Low Prices? It’s a Trap!
February 2, 2015 | 26 Comments
Consume More Gas at Low Prices? It’s a Trap!

As I’m sure you are joyfully aware, average gas prices have been rapidly decreasing over the past few months. The average U.S. price per gallon of gasoline is now $2.04 per gallon, with many regions …

Recently a Student? Take Advantage of these Education Tax Credits & Deductions in 2014 & 2015
January 29, 2015 | 11 Comments
Recently a Student? Take Advantage of these Education Tax Credits & Deductions in 2014 & 2015

The readership here is heavy on those completing school for the first time and going back to school to further their education. So I’ve updated this post to reflect the 2014 and 2015 calendar years.
The …


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