Jason Brown Leaves NFL Millions & then the Story Takes a REALLY Odd Turn
Tue, 11/25/14 | 8 Comments

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 …

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2015 IRS Maximum 401K Contribution Limits Increased
October 23, 2014 | 12 Comments
2015 IRS Maximum 401K Contribution Limits Increased

The IRS 2015 maximum 401K contribution limits have just been officially announced. Unlike with the 2014 maximum 401k contribution limits, there is an increase in limits once again!
The Maximum 401K Contribution in 2015

The 2015 401K maximum …

Wedding Expenses and Marriage Succes? Now We Have Data
October 20, 2014 | 17 Comments
Wedding Expenses and Marriage Succes? Now We Have Data

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 …

Ask Your CEO for a Raise for 300,000 Co-Workers (& Other Ways to End up at the Bottom of the Sea)
October 13, 2014 | 12 Comments
Ask Your CEO for a Raise for 300,000 Co-Workers (& Other Ways to End up at the Bottom of the Sea)

In case you missed it, here’s a fun little story for you. Wells Fargo (a massive top 4 bank headquartered in San Francisco) made the news last week, with a rather intriguing story.
One of its …

Prepaid Cell Plan Hacking: $7 Per Month and a Nice Phone?
October 6, 2014 | 21 Comments
Prepaid Cell Plan Hacking: $7 Per Month and a Nice Phone?

For years, my wife had maintained her cell phone service with Net10 (one of the big prepaid MVNO carriers).
Even though it was dirt cheap at just $16.44 per month (including regulatory fees), it had been …

Why you Are Not Taking your Paid Vacation Days, but SHOULD (Damnit!)
September 29, 2014 | 15 Comments

Previous generations of workers fought their butts off for paid vacation leave. Some succeeded in getting this essential employee benefit from their employers. Others did not.
As a matter of fact, to this very day, the …

How to Avoid Credit Card Late Fees & Interest Charges
September 24, 2014 | 7 Comments
How to Avoid Credit Card Late Fees & Interest Charges

Last week, I made the case for credit cards vs. debit cards.
There is one big caveat, which I gave towards the end of the post:
“You should only apply for and use credit cards if you …


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