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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The Top 50 Tactical Posts of the First 5 Years of 20somethingfinance
December 28, 2012 | 2 Comments
The Top 50 Tactical Posts of the First 5 Years of 20somethingfinance

As you know, 20somethingfinance just turned 5. To mark the occasion, I’m highlighting the best posts over the first five years.
While the first of this two-parter highlighted the best ideological posts, this one will get …

The Top 25 Ideological Posts of the First 5 Years of 20somethingfinance
December 27, 2012 | 4 Comments
The Top 25 Ideological Posts of the First 5 Years of 20somethingfinance

20somethingfinance just hit its 5 year birthday. Over those 5 years I’ve written close to 600 articles (almost a million words!) on a wide variety of personal finance related topics.
You’re always more than welcome to …

5 Biggest Lessons Learned in 5 Years of Personal Finance Blogging
December 26, 2012 | 12 Comments
5 Biggest Lessons Learned in 5 Years of Personal Finance Blogging

20somethingfinance hits a landmark birthday this Thursday: 5 years!
What started out as a twinkle in my eye during the start of my Christmas vacation 5 years ago has blossomed into a behemoth financial publishing empire.
Yeah, …

Roth IRA Basics (Updated for 2013 & 2014)
December 20, 2012 | 62 Comments
Roth IRA Basics (Updated for 2013 & 2014)

I originally published this post a few years back, but have completely updated it for the 2013 and 2014 calendar years.
Why mention both years? Even if you are past your calendar year, it’s still  not …

Reader Case Study: “Help! Where’s all my Money Going?!”
December 18, 2012 | 28 Comments
Reader Case Study: “Help! Where’s all my Money Going?!”

A friend of mine (and loyal reader), “TC”, sent me an email with an interesting proposition for a new post: review a reader’s finances, give suggestions, and open up a forum for other readers to …

SIPC Insurance Coverage Protects your Investments
December 17, 2012 | 4 Comments
SIPC Insurance Coverage Protects your Investments

Does the FDIC Cover Investments too?
Most people know that there is a governmental agency called the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (or FDIC) that protects bank deposits. The FDIC covers up to $250,000 on bank deposits …


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