Lifetime Earnings: The First Decade is EVERYTHING
Wed, 02/25/15 | 14 Comments

The New York Fed recently released a landmark study on individual lifetime earnings, called “What Do Data on Millions of U.S. Workers Reveal about Life-Cycle Earnings Risk?
The breadth and depth of the data analyzed – …

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New Federal “Pay As You Earn” Student Loan Repayment Plan Now Available
January 23, 2013 | 21 Comments
New Federal “Pay As You Earn” Student Loan Repayment Plan Now Available

Towards the end of December, a new federal Pay As You Earn repayment plan for student loans became available.
If you’ve taken out a federal direct student loan within the last few years, you may be …

The 15 Most Fuel-Efficient Cars of 2013
January 21, 2013 | 18 Comments
The 15 Most Fuel-Efficient Cars of 2013

Update: I have since published a list of the 2014 and 2015 most fuel efficient cars.
A Year of Fuel Economy Developments
Last year marked a big year for fuel efficient cars in a number of ways.
In January, …

Do U.S. Employers have an Ethical Obligation to Give their Employees Paid Sick Days?
January 16, 2013 | 18 Comments
Do U.S. Employers have an Ethical Obligation to Give their Employees Paid Sick Days?

It was a Friday, just the third day back from an extended two-week holiday vacation when my throat started getting scratchy.
By the next morning, I was running a fever. Much of the next two days, …

Roth 401K Conversions: Now that They’re Here, Should you Make the Switch?
January 14, 2013 | 18 Comments
Roth 401K Conversions: Now that They’re Here, Should you Make the Switch?

The fiscal cliff deal brought a huge influx of noteworthy personal finance news.
One of the lesser publicized changes is pretty big for Roth retirement account lovers: you now have the option to convert your Traditional …

The Top 15 Cheapest New Cars of 2013
January 7, 2013 | 14 Comments
The Top 15 Cheapest New Cars of 2013

Update: I have since published a more updated list of the cheapest new cars sold in the U.S. for 2015 and 2014.
The Thing About New Cars
I’ve put together a 2013 edition of my cheapest new …

Fiscal Cliff Deal Details: How it Impacts you
January 3, 2013 | 39 Comments
Fiscal Cliff Deal Details: How it Impacts you

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last 4 months (not a bad place to be when compared to watching political news), you’ve probably been aware of the “fiscal cliff“.
And if you’ve turned …


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