Cash is NOT King for Millennials
Mon, 07/28/14 | 22 Comments

I’ve been reading a lot about millennial trends lately, and… the kids are not all right.
One of the more disturbing pieces shared the results from a recent survey of millennials on where they believe their …

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The Retirement Crisis that Could Lead to a Zombie Apocalypse
September 24, 2012 | 31 Comments
The Retirement Crisis that Could Lead to a Zombie Apocalypse

The U.S. Retirement Crisis
There has been increasing chatter lately about a need for reforming 401K’s in lieu of what is undoubtedly going to be a retirement crisis of epic proportions.
Didn’t realize a crisis was looming? …

Don’t Pay for your Utility Company’s Green Energy Program (or Trust Super PACs)
September 19, 2012 | 11 Comments
Don’t Pay for your Utility Company’s Green Energy Program (or Trust Super PACs)

Here’s a fun little story, regardless of what state you reside in. Corporate greed and manipulation seem to be somewhat universal themes. This one will actually save you some money, if you’ve been suckered by …

Charitable Tax Deductions & the Ambiguous Donation Receipt
September 17, 2012 | 22 Comments
Charitable Tax Deductions & the Ambiguous Donation Receipt

Prior to my current day job, I worked in fundraising for a 501(c)3 charitable organization.
In that role, the most common questions I received were around tax deductions and donation receipts.
“Do I have to have a …

Job Commitment & Loyalty: Would you Sign a Job Contract?
September 12, 2012 | 21 Comments
Job Commitment & Loyalty: Would you Sign a Job Contract?

I have a good hypothetical for you on job loyalty. And I haven’t done a good ole’ fashion reader poll in ages. So, it’s time.
Let me first set this one up with some context.
Most of …

Home Equity Loan (HEL) Vs. Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC): which is Better?
September 11, 2012 | 4 Comments
Home Equity Loan (HEL) Vs. Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC): which is Better?

I’m not a big fan of debt.
But there are times in your life when it makes sense to pay off (or avoid) high-interest debt with low-interest debt. For example, using a 0% APR credit card …

Only Two Personal Finance Magazines Remain: Can they Survive?
September 10, 2012 | 9 Comments
Only Two Personal Finance Magazines Remain: Can they Survive?

Smart Money Releases its Final Print Issue
A few months ago, Smart Money, the personal finance magazine from the Wall Street Journal’s parent company, announced that they were ceasing print production and moving to a digital-only …


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