Gamify your Personal Finances to Power-up your Real Life
Mon, 07/18/16 | 5 Comments

The original Pokémon was after my time, I must confess (with not a hint of sadness). Without the nostalgia to suck me in to the Pokémon Go fad, I tend to get a bit cynical …

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“In the short run, the market is a voting machine, but in the long run, it is a weighing machine”
May 25, 2016 | 2 Comments
“In the short run, the market is a voting machine, but in the long run, it is a weighing machine”

Fresh off the second huge stock market rally from a frightening decline in the past year, I thought it would be timely to do a bit of reflecting.
For those with very short memories (or news …

Why “No-Spend Days” Don’t Work (& what to Replace them with)
May 23, 2016 | 7 Comments
Why “No-Spend Days” Don’t Work (& what to Replace them with)

As a personal finance blogger, I read a ton of financial content. More than I probably should. And about once every other week or so, I come across the advice to try the enticing and …

Change Credit Card Payment Due Dates to Avoid Late Fees
May 19, 2016 | 13 Comments
Change Credit Card Payment Due Dates to Avoid Late Fees

I’ve become a bit of a credit card collector. I have been using a different credit card for just about every common expense. I have one for fuel, one for groceries, one for restaurants, one …

Loss Incentive: a Jedi Mind Trick to Save & Invest More
May 17, 2016 | 14 Comments
Loss Incentive: a Jedi Mind Trick to Save & Invest More

Motivating oneself to hit big financial goals through saving and investing over the long-term is often a mental game. And it’s a game that many of us lose in favor of spending on day-to-day pleasantries. …

Maximum HSA Contributions for 2016 & 2017
May 15, 2016 | 13 Comments
Maximum HSA Contributions for 2016 & 2017

The IRS recently published an inflation adjustment increase to the maximum HSA contribution for 2017 over the maximum HSA contribution limit for 2016. More specifically, the individual contribution maximum will increase while the maximum family …

Spousal IRA Basics
May 11, 2016 | No Comment
Spousal IRA Basics

I’m willing to bet that most readers of this article have heard of a “spousal IRA”, but very few know exactly what it is or how it works. In reality, however, spousal IRA’s are actually …


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