Lessons from a Manic Stock Market & Flash Correction
Mon, 08/31/15 | 10 Comments

Last Monday morning, I was feeling absolutely sick to my stomach.
The Dow had just opened the day 1,000 points below where it had closed the previous Friday. And this was after it had lost an …

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2014 Energy Tax Credit Details
January 13, 2014 | 14 Comments
2014 Energy Tax Credit Details

Update: the 2015 energy tax credits have since been released.
Energy Tax Credits
Well, we had some late changes on energy tax credits for 2014 after all.
The energy tax credits for common residential energy efficiency improvements were restored …

The Cheapest New Cars of 2014
January 7, 2014 | 12 Comments
The Cheapest New Cars of 2014

Update: I have since published a list of the cheapest new cars of 2015. What follows is for the 2014 model year.
If you’re new to this blog and in the market for a new car, …

Share your Biggest Ups & Downs in 2013 & Set Goals for 2014
January 1, 2014 | 17 Comments
Share your Biggest Ups & Downs in 2013 & Set Goals for 2014

Happy new year!
A few posts ago, I mentioned that one of my favorite things about holiday break is taking some time to reflect, assess, and set goals.
If you don’t know where you’ve been, where you’re …

Should you Contribute to a 401k or IRA when in Debt? Apply the 5% Cutoff Rule
December 26, 2013 | 10 Comments
Should you Contribute to a 401k or IRA when in Debt? Apply the 5% Cutoff Rule

One of the most common financial topics brought up at the work lunch-room table (or really anywhere, now that I think about it) centers around the old save for retirement vs. pay off debt debate.
The …

A Time to Reflect & Move Forward
December 23, 2013 | 7 Comments
A Time to Reflect & Move Forward

The holiday season is full of good and bad extremes. Traditions made to endure and traditions made to be broken. Some make us happy, some make us sad, and some are a bittersweet.
Spending time with …

Lessons from The Greatest Undocumented Investment Bubble in Modern History
December 18, 2013 | 26 Comments
Lessons from The Greatest Undocumented Investment Bubble in Modern History

Around the same time, every Saturday, I’d pocket my $1 weekly allowance (not a typo), and head down to the local ice cream parlor on my bike.
I’d throw down my crumpled up dollar on the …


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