Nominate An Item that is Most Symbolic of Consumerism Gone Wrong
Wed, 04/23/14 | 12 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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The 15 Most Fuel-Efficient Cars of 2013
January 21, 2013 | 18 Comments
The 15 Most Fuel-Efficient Cars of 2013

Update: I have since published a list of the most fuel efficient cars of 2014.
A Year of Fuel Economy Developments
Last year marked a big year for fuel efficient cars in a number of ways.
In January, …

Do U.S. Employers have an Ethical Obligation to Give their Employees Paid Sick Days?
January 16, 2013 | 18 Comments
Do U.S. Employers have an Ethical Obligation to Give their Employees Paid Sick Days?

It was a Friday, just the third day back from an extended two-week holiday vacation when my throat started getting scratchy.
By the next morning, I was running a fever. Much of the next two days, …

Roth 401K Conversions: Now that They’re Here, Should you Make the Switch?
January 14, 2013 | 17 Comments
Roth 401K Conversions: Now that They’re Here, Should you Make the Switch?

The fiscal cliff deal brought a huge influx of noteworthy personal finance news.
One of the lesser publicized changes is pretty big for Roth retirement account lovers: you now have the option to convert your Traditional …

The Top 15 Cheapest New Cars of 2013
January 7, 2013 | 14 Comments
The Top 15 Cheapest New Cars of 2013

Update: I have since published a more updated list of the cheapest new cars of 2014.
The Thing About New Cars
I’ve put together a 2013 edition of my cheapest new cars list. If you’re looking for …

Fiscal Cliff Deal Details: How it Impacts you
January 3, 2013 | 39 Comments
Fiscal Cliff Deal Details: How it Impacts you

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last 4 months (not a bad place to be when compared to watching political news), you’ve probably been aware of the “fiscal cliff“.
And if you’ve turned …

Share your Biggest Financial Accomplishments of 2012 & Goals for 2013!
January 1, 2013 | 21 Comments
Share your Biggest Financial Accomplishments of 2012 & Goals for 2013!

I hate resolutions as much as anyone.
But one thing I do like is reviewing (to understand where I’m at and what I’ve accomplished) and optimizing (to kick more butt in the future).
So I thought it …


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