Recently a Student? Take Advantage of these Education Tax Credits & Deductions in 2014 & 2015
Thu, 01/29/15 | 8 Comments

The readership here is heavy on those completing school for the first time and going back to school to further their education. So I’ve updated this post to reflect the 2014 and 2015 calendar years.
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Should I Save for a Home or Retirement?
September 9, 2013 | 7 Comments
Should I Save for a Home or Retirement?

Should you save for retirement or a home down payment? And what about when a 401K match is involved?
20SF reader, Steph, writes in:
“I’m 26 and up until now have saved about 6% of my income …

The Value of Work & Status to the American Identity
September 5, 2013 | 21 Comments
The Value of Work & Status to the American Identity

A big part of why I’ve adopted the lifestyle I have… OK, the biggest part – is that financial independence is an incredibly attractive prospect to me.
I believe that human beings are more likely to …

IRS to Recognize Same-Sex Marriages for Federal Tax Purposes
September 4, 2013 | No Comment
IRS to Recognize Same-Sex Marriages for Federal Tax Purposes

In case you missed it, there was a big announcement from the IRS on gay marriages last week, as a result of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court striking down parts of the Defense of Marriage …

Summer of Saving is Over. A Recap & Next Steps
September 3, 2013 | 4 Comments
Summer of Saving is Over. A Recap & Next Steps

The Summer of Saving has come to an end.
47 posts in 3 months – the most breakneck pace I’ve written at in the 6 years of this blog.
The series of  was a lot of fun …

How to Make your Own Non-Toxic Cleaning Products
August 28, 2013 | 10 Comments
How to Make your Own Non-Toxic Cleaning Products

Even though most so-called “green” cleaners claim to be environmentally friendly and good for you, there really is no federal regulations of what “green” is (“green” is a subjective quality analogous to , not a …

Your Toilet Might be Leaking. Here’s how to Detect & Fix it
August 27, 2013 | 3 Comments
Your Toilet Might be Leaking. Here’s how to Detect & Fix it

For a personal finance blogger, nothing is quite as satisfying as crafting a personal finance lesson analogy to a toilet:
“Sometimes the leaks that hurt the most are the tiny ones that go undetected.”
That felt good.
But …


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