The ACA (Obamacare) Survives. But is it Actually Working?
Tue, 06/30/15 | 10 Comments

With last Thursday’s ACA Supreme Court ruling confirming that Congress intended to include subsidies for those on the federal exchange in addition to state exchanges, the ACA has now survived an election, two Supreme Court …

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Survey Says: Reader Survey Results are In
March 11, 2013 | 2 Comments
Survey Says: Reader Survey Results are In

A few weeks ago, I asked everyone to fill out a survey here. Over 700 (wow!) obliged.
Thank you!
That’s a strong sample size. And the insights gained were priceless.
You can check out the full results here.
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The Health Care Cost Article Every American Should Read
March 6, 2013 | 26 Comments
The Health Care Cost Article Every American Should Read

Every American should read this piece on health care costs, from Steven Brill, of Time Magazine. It’s 11 pages of excellent journalism that will enlighten and enrage you, as it highlights the “why” of skyrocketing …

2013 Tax Brackets (Post Fiscal Cliff)
March 5, 2013 | 6 Comments
2013 Tax Brackets (Post Fiscal Cliff)

1/1/15 update: The 2014 tax brackets (for the 2014 calendar year) and 2015 tax brackets have since been announced. What follows is relevant to the 2013 calendar year. 
There seems to be a good amount of …

Marissa Mayer Ending Telecommuting at Yahoo? No Big Deal. Your Work-Life Balance? Big Deal
March 4, 2013 | 17 Comments
Marissa Mayer Ending Telecommuting at Yahoo? No Big Deal. Your Work-Life Balance? Big Deal

Marissa Mayer earned a lot of attention last week with her declaration to Yahoo employees that they would no longer be allowed to telecommute.
– Some have said it is not fair to employees who have …

How I Got $435 Cash Back Last Year Just for Buying my Regular Groceries
February 27, 2013 | 14 Comments
How I Got $435 Cash Back Last Year Just for Buying my Regular Groceries

2012 concluded my first full year using the Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express as my primary card of choice for groceries (by far, the biggest expense category I charge by credit card).
So I …

529 Plan Overview: Are they the Answer to Rising Tuition Inflation?
February 25, 2013 | 17 Comments
529 Plan Overview: Are they the Answer to Rising Tuition Inflation?

One of the most requested posts I have received since starting this blog is to cover 529 plans. Why? My take is that many readers of this site are having children for the first time …


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