The Genius of Tiny Homes (with Inspiring TEDx Talk)
Mon, 12/15/14 | 21 Comments

I’ve talked about the benefits of tiny home living a number of times in the past, and for good reason: the average US home size is at an all time high of 2,598 square feet …

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Black Thanksgiving: Who is to Blame?
November 19, 2012 | 21 Comments
Black Thanksgiving: Who is to Blame?

Last year, number of big name retailers, including Walmart, Sears, and Toys R Us – made the jump from Black Friday to Thanksgiving night hours. That prompted a little ode to Black Friday from me.
In …

Why I’ve Decided to Max out my HSA in 2013 & Beyond (While I can)
November 14, 2012 | 43 Comments
Why I’ve Decided to Max out my HSA in 2013 & Beyond (While I can)

Over the past year, I’ve become a big fan of HSA’s.
They are a bit like an IRA on steroids (if those steroids were purchased from tax-free HSA distributions).
Tax free (pre-tax) contributions, growth through investment, and …

Fiscal Cliff: What is this Thing? Can it be Avoided?
November 12, 2012 | 8 Comments
Fiscal Cliff: What is this Thing? Can it be Avoided?

Now that the election is behind us and 2014 campaigning has begun, just about every political news story of late revolves around the impending “fiscal cliff”.
Ah, yes, the “fiscal cliff”. An impending smorgasbord of automatic …

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 …


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