Lessons from a Manic Stock Market & Flash Correction
Mon, 08/31/15 | 7 Comments

Last Monday morning, I was feeling absolutely sick to my stomach.
The Dow had just opened the day 1,000 points below where it had closed the previous Friday. And this was after it had lost an …

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Take the Best Job you Can Get & Worry About the Rest Later
April 4, 2013 | 12 Comments
Take the Best Job you Can Get & Worry About the Rest Later

In the recent post that detailed how my wife got an interview and offer after months of ignored applications and finger-crossing, it occurred to me that I really didn’t get in to the details of …

Coverdell Education Savings Account Overview & Comparison to 529 Plans
April 1, 2013 | 3 Comments
Coverdell Education Savings Account Overview & Comparison to 529 Plans

For those looking for a place to save for your child’s future or find a place to park gifts from others, we’ve covered a number of options, from 529 plans, to custodial IRA’s, and UGMA/UTMA …

WTF? I MADE Money on Health Insurance & Health Care Last Year?!
March 27, 2013 | 15 Comments
WTF? I MADE Money on Health Insurance & Health Care Last Year?!

A few weeks back when I highlighted my monthly budget, a few readers noticed a few absent line items.
One gigantic glaring absence, as reader, Jason, pointed out, was the cost of health insurance (and more …

Having a Tough Time Getting an Interview? Try this Simple Strategy
March 25, 2013 | 11 Comments
Having a Tough Time Getting an Interview? Try this Simple Strategy

Last fall, I highlighted my wife’s switch to a career in nursing.
Nursing was a careful selection. She wanted to get away from the desk and work more with people. Her family has a number of …

Choosing the Best HSA Account Administrator (Yes, you CAN Choose, & Here’s a List)
March 20, 2013 | 92 Comments
Choosing the Best HSA Account Administrator (Yes, you CAN Choose, & Here’s a List)

I’ve been on a big HSA kick, since I made the move to an HDHP.
Tax-free (pre-tax) contributions and withdrawals for qualified medical expenses, employer contributions, and growth through investments for the win!
Unlike FSA’s, HSA account …

Should Payday Loans be Banned?
March 18, 2013 | 26 Comments
Should Payday Loans be Banned?

Nothing good can come from a payday loan.
According to new research from Pew, the average payday loan borrower must pay back $400 within two weeks, but can only afford a $50 payment. What comes next? …


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