Those who Avoid Short-Term Consumption Trends will Prosper
Thu, 08/25/16 | 3 Comments

About a year and a half ago, I saw the writing on the wall. OPEC had been pumping out millions of barrels of oil a day at a significant loss in order to drive supply …

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Healthcare.gov Qualifying Life Events for Special Enrollment
April 16, 2014 | 7 Comments
Healthcare.gov Qualifying Life Events for Special Enrollment

One of the biggest selling points of the Affordable Care Act was that it would allow millions who previously had not had insurance to get affordable insurance through a public health insurance exchange. The biggest …

SIMPLE IRA Basics for Self-Employment Income
April 14, 2014 | One Comment
SIMPLE IRA Basics for Self-Employment Income

This is the third installment in a multi-part series on retirement accounts for self-employment income.
We previously covered SEP IRA and Solo 401k basics. In this post, we’ll cover the SIMPLE IRA.
You don’t have to be …

How to Make Net Worth Calculations More Useful
April 9, 2014 | 13 Comments
How to Make Net Worth Calculations More Useful

A few years back, I had a little net worth bashing session.
Over time (and increased net worth) my view on this financial metric has softened a bit, but not much.
A softer side comes from an …

Solo 401k Basics for Self-Employment Income
April 7, 2014 | 2 Comments
Solo 401k Basics for Self-Employment Income

This is the second of a multi-part series on retirement accounts for self-employment income.
I previously gave a rundown of SEP IRA’s. In this post, I’ll cover the mighty Solo 401k. And up next: the SIMPLE …

6% Cash Back on Groceries Again? Year 2 Results are in
April 2, 2014 | 17 Comments
6% Cash Back on Groceries Again? Year 2 Results are in

2013 was my second full year of using the Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express as my primary card of choice for supermarket purchases. In my first full year of usage, I was able …

SEP IRA for Self-Employment Income Basics
March 31, 2014 | 4 Comments
SEP IRA for Self-Employment Income Basics

I recently did some in-depth research on SEP IRA’s, SIMPLE IRA’s, and Solo 401k’s for personal use for my side self-employment income and wanted to cover the primary questions I had and answers I found, …


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