What to do After a Car Accident (Before Leaving the Scene)
Mon, 05/18/15 | 8 Comments

“Hey. I just got in a car accident. This guy just whipped out of his parking spot and hit me. What should I do?”
It was a crisp winter Saturday morning, as my frustrated wife recounted …

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How Does your Credit & Credit Score Compare to the Averages? And How to Improve your Standing
December 4, 2013 | 15 Comments
How Does your Credit & Credit Score Compare to the Averages? And How to Improve your Standing

A week after my ‘Gen X and Gen Y state of retirement‘ post, one of the major credit bureaus (Experian) launched an infographic on the ‘state of credit‘ of each generation.
Your credit worthiness and credit …

Beware of Threatening Auto Insurance Letter on Coordination of Health Insurance for Personal Injury Protection
December 2, 2013 | 3 Comments
Beware of Threatening Auto Insurance Letter on Coordination of Health Insurance for Personal Injury Protection

A few weeks back I received a rather threatening letter from my auto insurance company in regards to medical coverage (or potential lack of). Here is the heart of the letter (which I cannot find …

Can you Deduct Job Search Expenses?
November 26, 2013 | 5 Comments
Can you Deduct Job Search Expenses?

Before I started tactically itemizing taxes, I had no clue that you could deduct job search expenses on your tax return.
The IRS does allow you to deduct job search expenses – as they are considered …

Bikes Outselling Cars? The Return of the Bicycle
November 25, 2013 | 7 Comments
Bikes Outselling Cars? The Return of the Bicycle

So here is some geeky exciting news from good ole’ NPR that shows new bicycle sales are now far outpacing new car sales in Europe.
For a guy who bike commutes most of the year (and …

The Current “State of Retirement” for Gen X & Y
November 21, 2013 | 15 Comments
The Current “State of Retirement” for Gen X & Y

I hate to break it to you. But somebody has to.
You’re not going to hear it from your parents, your employer, or your spouse. And the news media would rather focus on more trivial matters.
It’s …

Reader 2014 Health Insurance Premium Price Change Roll Call
November 19, 2013 | 12 Comments
Reader 2014 Health Insurance Premium Price Change Roll Call

We’ve been discussing HSA’s, HDHP’s, and the new insurance exchanges a lot lately, as 2014 marks the first year of the new public exchanges under the Affordable Care Act.
Love it, or hate it – the …


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