Healthcare.gov Open Enrollment is Over. What if I Need Insurance NOW?
Wed, 04/16/14 | 5 Comments

One of the biggest selling points of the Affordable Care Act was that it would allow millions who previously had not had insurance to get affordable insurance through a public health insurance exchange. The biggest …

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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 …

The Retirement Gamble: Why Low-Cost Indexing Reduces your Risk
May 13, 2013 | 7 Comments
The Retirement Gamble: Why Low-Cost Indexing Reduces your Risk

The wife was working a night shift on Saturday, so I had an opportunity to do what all married personal finance bloggers dream about doing on a Saturday night – watch a PBS documentary on …

Watering my Lawn had MULTIPLIED my Total Water Usage!
May 8, 2013 | 9 Comments
Watering my Lawn had MULTIPLIED my Total Water Usage!

This is a long lost post from the 20somethingfinance archives. I wrote it a few years ago, and for whatever reason, it was lost and never published. The dates are old, but the lesson learned …


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