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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Make Online Purchases without THIS Rewards Card? You’re Losing Money
December 16, 2013 | 21 Comments
Make Online Purchases without THIS Rewards Card? You’re Losing Money

I haven’t plugged a new credit card offering in over a year, as few (if any), have stood out from a pile of mediocrity.
But here’s one worth plugging, and one that I have added to …

Choosing Part-Time
December 12, 2013 | 9 Comments
Choosing Part-Time

The last two jobs my wife has been offered (and accepted) were both part-time jobs.
The first, as a landscape architect, was 4 work days (32 hours) per week.
The second, as a registered nurse, was 2 …

Fixed Vs. Adjustable Rate Mortgages (ARM’s): Which is Better?
December 9, 2013 | 9 Comments
Fixed Vs. Adjustable Rate Mortgages (ARM’s): Which is Better?

This post may contain some Mr. Obvious type advice to some – but the fact that certain types of bank products still persist leads me to believe that it won’t be obvious to everyone. And …

How Does your Credit & Credit Score Compare to the Averages? And How to Improve your Standing
December 4, 2013 | 16 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 …


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