40+ Hours a Week Making Money & ZERO on Personal Finance? INSANITY!
Mon, 03/23/15 | 12 Comments

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One of the great profound mysteries that I have been completely unable to understand or solve in my 7+ years of personal finance blogging is why the masses invest …

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Secured Debt vs. Unsecured Debt: Which you Should Pay Off First?
February 11, 2013 | 16 Comments
Secured Debt vs. Unsecured Debt: Which you Should Pay Off First?

As you begin your own personal adventures in credit and debt land, you’ll notice an interesting phenomenon: borrowing rates vary quite dramatically from one type of loan to another.
Credit cards, for example, can have interest …

E-File Tax Identity Theft Fraud is Exploding: Here is How to Protect Yourself
February 6, 2013 | 5 Comments
E-File Tax Identity Theft Fraud is Exploding: Here is How to Protect Yourself

As with anything, when the majority of a population uses something, it usually becomes the target of malicious or criminal activity. Just ask Microsoft Internet Explorer engineers.
Now that over 84% of individual tax returns are …

Your Guide to a Less Painful 2012 Tax Return
February 4, 2013 | 10 Comments
Your Guide to a Less Painful 2012 Tax Return

Tax time is here.
But you wouldn’t know it by the lack of 1099’s hitting my mailbox, oddly enough.
I did just get my W2, so I got that goin’ for me, which is nice.
And instead of procrastinating …

Money and Marriage: Should you Separate or Combine Finances?
January 30, 2013 | 27 Comments
Money and Marriage: Should you Separate or Combine Finances?

Whenever marriage or a similar significant-other long-term partnership is formed, the question of combining finances (and to what extent) is bound to arise.
And, oh what an interesting (and challenging) conversation it is.
If you’re having trouble …

Free Birth Control for All Women? Almost…
January 28, 2013 | 22 Comments
Free Birth Control for All Women? Almost…

There are big health insurance changes coming with the new insurance marketplaces rolling out next year.
Thus far, however, I have not personally been impacted by any major changes to my personal health insurance or care …

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 …


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