Nominate An Item that is Most Symbolic of Consumerism Gone Wrong
Wed, 04/23/14 | 15 Comments

I have been trying to think of an item that perfectly symbolizes consumerism gone wrong.
You know, those things that are just absolutely unnecessary, wasteful, atrocious inventions.
I need your help.
It’s tough. Everywhere you look, there are …

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Want to Get a Sneak Peek at what your Health Insurance Premiums Might be Under Obamacare?
May 27, 2013 | 10 Comments
Want to Get a Sneak Peek at what your Health Insurance Premiums Might be Under Obamacare?

We’ve all been anxiously awaiting to find out what the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act (aka “Obamacare”) will mean for all of us in terms of health insurance prices. And finally, there is some …

Average Tax Refund: How Does This Year Stack Up to the Historical Average?
May 23, 2013 | 13 Comments
Average Tax Refund: How Does This Year Stack Up to the Historical Average?

I just found some data from the IRS on tax refunds, which, I found interesting (and hope you do too).
Let’s look at the numbers.
As of December 27, 2013, 148,035,000 tax returns have been submitted.
122,515,000 of …

FDIC Insurance: The Interesting History Behind it, Coverage Amounts, & How to Protect your Bank Assets
May 22, 2013 | 5 Comments
FDIC Insurance: The Interesting History Behind it, Coverage Amounts, & How to Protect your Bank Assets

When you walk in to virtually any bank these days, you should be able to find a sticker or sign that says, “FDIC“, along with the statement “Deposits are backed by the full faith and …

Personal Finance: Practice the Values you Preach, or Alienate your Followers
May 20, 2013 | 10 Comments
Personal Finance: Practice the Values you Preach, or Alienate your Followers

I happened across another personal finance blog article over the last few weeks that left me scratching my head and then doing some deep reflection.
I won’t mention specifics on who the blogger was to save …

Is “The College Experience” Worth the Price? It’s Debate Time…
May 16, 2013 | 26 Comments
Is “The College Experience” Worth the Price? It’s Debate Time…

It was the first week of school, sophomore year of college. I’m sitting in a 300+ person lecture for a math course required for my business degree.
In walks the TA (teacher’s aide). And it’s his …

The Top 10 Cheapest Cities for New College Grads (& Everyone Else)
May 15, 2013 | 12 Comments
The Top 10 Cheapest Cities for New College Grads (& Everyone Else)

Catering articles to the young professional audience is a big part of what 20somethingfinance is all about, of course. And what better way to do that than to highlight some of the cheapest cities that …


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