Gamify your Personal Finances to Power-up your Real Life
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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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Drink This, Save Money
March 12, 2014 | 13 Comments
Drink This, Save Money

Sometimes the biggest and easiest savings are right in front of our noses (or mouths).
If you’re really in a financial pinch or simply want to push your personal savings rate in to the next gear, …

A Way to Look at Credit Card Debt that Should Scare you In to Beating it
March 10, 2014 | 8 Comments
A Way to Look at Credit Card Debt that Should Scare you In to Beating it

The average credit card APR these days is ~15.4% (with many north of 20%).
Actually, with monthly compounding balances, the effective APR is almost 1 percentage point higher. So let’s say 16%.
What this means, in simple …

Are You and Your Employer Paying Too Much for Health Insurance? Here’s How to Find Out
March 5, 2014 | 18 Comments
Are You and Your Employer Paying Too Much for Health Insurance? Here’s How to Find Out

Want to know what your employer is paying for your health insurance and find out if they (and consequently you) are paying too much?
Just check out your W2, box 12, code DD. I’ll show you …

Warren Buffett’s 2014 Shareholder Letter Provides Great Advice for Beginner Investors
March 3, 2014 | 7 Comments
Warren Buffett’s 2014 Shareholder Letter Provides Great Advice for Beginner Investors

Oh, if only Warren Buffett had a blog – for now, you’ll have to settle for me, and Buffett’s annual shareholder letters…
A few days prior to the Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting where he releases said …

What is The Dumbest Thing You’ve EVER Bought? (You’re Gonna Love Mine)
February 25, 2014 | 24 Comments
What is The Dumbest Thing You’ve EVER Bought? (You’re Gonna Love Mine)

We’ve all been guilty of impulse purchases that turn out to be, well… pretty damn stupid.
You know, the stuff that you anxiously bring home or open up when delivered to your doorstep, and a few …

The Shocking Percentage of Americans that Live Paycheck-to-Paycheck
February 17, 2014 | 14 Comments
The Shocking Percentage of Americans that Live Paycheck-to-Paycheck

Have you ever wondered what percent of Americans live paycheck-to-paycheck?
The answer to that question can be found buried within the most recent “Financial Capability in the United States” report, produced by the FINRA Investor Education …


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