Compound Returns: 2X your Retirement Savings by Starting at 25 vs. 35
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One of the biggest sentiments I encounter when chatting about retirement savings with others goes a little something like this,
“Ahhh. I’m young – I’ve got plenty of time to save for retirement in my later …

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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 …

Your Guide to 2013 Tax Return Domination
February 12, 2014 | 6 Comments
Your Guide to 2013 Tax Return Domination

I just received my W2, and now it’s a waiting game for the rest of those 1099’s (is it just me or do they seem to be coming slower every year now?).
I aim to file my …

Do You Need a Budget?
February 5, 2014 | 13 Comments
Do You Need a Budget?

I have been running a personal finance blog for over six years now, but I have a dirty little confession…
These days, I don’t budget.
<insert crowd hush and record scratch/rewind sound effect>
“Woah, hold on a sec …

Can You Shop at Costco without a Membership? Yes! Here are 5 Ways
January 27, 2014 | 61 Comments
Can You Shop at Costco without a Membership? Yes! Here are 5 Ways

If you are not one to compromise food quality (like me), but still seek out a good deal – the odds are strong that you have a Costco membership.
And if you don’t, you should seriously …

Direct Stock Purchase Plans (DSPP) & DRIP’s: An Overview
January 22, 2014 | 7 Comments
Direct Stock Purchase Plans (DSPP) & DRIP’s: An Overview

DSPP’s Vs. DRIP’s
Direct stock purchase plans (or DSPP’s for short) are plans that allows you to buy stock directly from a company or their stock transfer agent – often times without a fee – and …


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