Jason Brown Leaves NFL Millions & then the Story Takes a REALLY Odd Turn
Tue, 11/25/14 | 2 Comments

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays, and while you contemplate leaving your friends and family for the consumer madness of Black Friday, I wanted to share a good story that is in the spirit …

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The 2 Things Everyone should do to Lower Heating Costs this Winter
October 22, 2012 | 17 Comments
The 2 Things Everyone should do to Lower Heating Costs this Winter

Fall is my favorite time of year.
Michigan’s fall climate brings vivid changing colors, crisp cool mornings, and a reprieve from the muggy-swamp-ass-humid summer months. That’s Pure Michigan.
But one thing I don’t love is the ensuing …

2013 Maximum 401K Contribution Increased
October 18, 2012 | 41 Comments
2013 Maximum 401K Contribution Increased

Update: the 2014 maximum 401K contribution has since been announced

The IRS 2013 401K maximum was officially announced, and just like last year, there’s an increase in the 401K contribution limit once again!
The Maximum 401K Contribution in 2013

The …

Why Eyeglasses are so Expensive & how you can Pay Less
October 16, 2012 | 30 Comments
Why Eyeglasses are so Expensive & how you can Pay Less

Ever wonder why eyeglasses are so expensive?
60 Minutes had a really interesting piece on the Italian eyeglass manufacturer, Luxottica that helps explain why.
Luxottica manufactures just about every designer eyeglass brand in the market – Gucci, …

Interest Rates: APR vs. APY (and why it Matters)
October 10, 2012 | 6 Comments
Interest Rates: APR vs. APY (and why it Matters)

When comparing interest rates that a bank offers on a mortgage, home equity line of credit, car loan, credit card, certificate of deposit, or savings account, it’s important to know exactly what rate you are …

How Much Life Insurance Should you Buy?
October 3, 2012 | 16 Comments
How Much Life Insurance Should you Buy?

Life insurance is an interesting topic.
It involves a ton of guess-work and assumptions about your career.
It taps in to our fears around losing a loved one.
It’s often misrepresented as to what it is supposed to …

Expiration of Bush Tax Cuts? Romney Vs. Obama on Dividend & Capital Gains Tax Rates
October 1, 2012 | 11 Comments
Expiration of Bush Tax Cuts? Romney Vs. Obama on Dividend & Capital Gains Tax Rates

One of the most hotly debated political issues of the last few years has been on whether or not the Bush Era tax cuts on dividend and capital gains tax rates should continue or expire. …


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