Nominate An Item that is Most Symbolic of Consumerism Gone Wrong
Wed, 04/23/14 | 21 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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2013 Energy Tax Credits
December 13, 2012 | 5 Comments
2013 Energy Tax Credits

Energy Tax Credits in 2013
If you were planning a modest home improvement update that would save you future energy costs and reduce your carbon footprint in the hopes that it would be partially funded by …

An Experiment in De-Commercializing the Holidays
December 10, 2012 | 7 Comments
An Experiment in De-Commercializing the Holidays

The average U.S. Consumer is planning to spend $750 on gifts this year, in addition to a few hundred spent on themselves while combing through all of those unbelievable deals.
Exorbitant holiday gift spending is as …

Discover it® Card Review: 0% Intro APR on New Purchases & Balance Transfers
December 6, 2012 | No Comment
Discover it® Card Review: 0% Intro APR on New Purchases & Balance Transfers

Discover it Card: No Annual Fee, Great Cash Back Rewards, & 0% Intro APR’s
The Discover it® card easily makes my best cash back rewards credit card list. I don’t review credit cards that often (this …

5 Life Takeaways from the Great Recession (to Prepare you for the Next One)
December 5, 2012 | 9 Comments
5 Life Takeaways from the Great Recession (to Prepare you for the Next One)

The Great Recession meant a lot of things to a lot of people.
For many, unfortunately, it meant some combination of job loss, extensive periods of unemployment, home foreclosure, economic hardship, a huge portfolio hit, and …

How I Scored a Lifetime of Massage, Physical Therapy, & Chiropractor Work for Just $60
December 3, 2012 | 11 Comments
How I Scored a Lifetime of Massage, Physical Therapy, & Chiropractor Work for Just $60

It was a normal mid-summer day. I jogged about two miles in to work, did a few situps when I got there, slaved away at my desk for 9 hours, then jogged home.
Throughout the day, …

Moving Into a Career in Nursing: my Wife’s Career Change Story
November 28, 2012 | 13 Comments
Moving Into a Career in Nursing: my Wife’s Career Change Story

In a previous post on education tax credits, I noted that my wife was going back to school for an accelerated nursing degree through a local community college.
That prompted a 20somethingfinance reader, Telly, to write …


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