Wedding Expenses and Marriage Succes? Now We Have Data
Mon, 10/20/14 | 17 Comments

You may already know that I’m not a big fan of materialistic wedding expenses. More specifically, I think that the average cost of a wedding is stupidly high ($29,858 last year) and the average engagement …

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HDHP vs. PPO Costs, Savings, & Thoughts: 1 Year After the Switch
November 8, 2012 | 21 Comments
HDHP vs. PPO Costs, Savings, & Thoughts: 1 Year After the Switch

Last year, I noted that I had made the switch from a comfortable PPO health insurance plan to an HDHP plan (paired with an HSA), during my employer’s open enrollment.
Open enrollment is going on right …

EPA Audit Determines Kia & Hyundai Overstated MPG Efficiency: you May be Entitled to Compensation
November 5, 2012 | 2 Comments
EPA Audit Determines Kia & Hyundai Overstated MPG Efficiency: you May be Entitled to Compensation

Each year, I take a look at the most fuel efficient vehicles on the market. One year, I noticed that the Kia Soul had made a 5 mpg highway jump year-over-year, without any change in …

CPT Codes: Why you NEED to know what they are
November 1, 2012 | 10 Comments
CPT Codes: Why you NEED to know what they are

“What is a CPT code?”
If you haven’t already, you’ll find yourself asking that question at one point or another when you’re hit with an unexpected medical bill. Particularly so if you have switched to an …

6 Open Enrollment Season Must-Do’s
October 30, 2012 | 10 Comments
6 Open Enrollment Season Must-Do’s

What is Open Enrollment?
November is open enrollment season (a.k.a. “annual enrollment” or simply “open season”) – an important time of the year for employees to review their benefit elections.
Open enrollment usually rolls around just once …

CEO’s Threatening Job & Pay Cuts Based on Election Results? Yep, It’s Happening
October 29, 2012 | 29 Comments
CEO’s Threatening Job & Pay Cuts Based on Election Results? Yep, It’s Happening

This is not a partisan rant. Rather, it’s a critique of a particular disturbing behavior that both sides of the aisle can and probably will be guilty of.
Nothing is as closely correlated to your personal …

2013 Traditional & Roth IRA Maximum Contribution Limits Increase for First Time in Years
October 23, 2012 | 21 Comments
2013 Traditional & Roth IRA Maximum Contribution Limits Increase for First Time in Years

Last week I noted the increase of the 2013 maximum 401K contribution.
At the same time, the IRS also announced that the 2013 IRA maximum contribution and income limits were increasing as well, and it’s a …


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