The Kids ARE Alright? Millennials Embracing Passive Investing & Vanguard
Mon, 05/25/15 | 2 Comments

I must confess – I’ve dumped on millennials quite a bit.
First, I made fun of them for boomeranging back to their parent’s basements. Say hi to the “rents” for me, guys (hehe).
Then, I reminded them …

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Your Guide to a Less Painful 2012 Tax Return
February 4, 2013 | 10 Comments
Your Guide to a Less Painful 2012 Tax Return

Tax time is here.
But you wouldn’t know it by the lack of 1099’s hitting my mailbox, oddly enough.
I did just get my W2, so I got that goin’ for me, which is nice.
And instead of procrastinating …

Money and Marriage: Should you Separate or Combine Finances?
January 30, 2013 | 27 Comments
Money and Marriage: Should you Separate or Combine Finances?

Whenever marriage or a similar significant-other long-term partnership is formed, the question of combining finances (and to what extent) is bound to arise.
And, oh what an interesting (and challenging) conversation it is.
If you’re having trouble …

Free Birth Control for All Women? Almost…
January 28, 2013 | 22 Comments
Free Birth Control for All Women? Almost…

There are big health insurance changes coming with the new insurance marketplaces rolling out next year.
Thus far, however, I have not personally been impacted by any major changes to my personal health insurance or care …

New Federal “Pay As You Earn” Student Loan Repayment Plan Now Available
January 23, 2013 | 21 Comments
New Federal “Pay As You Earn” Student Loan Repayment Plan Now Available

Towards the end of December, a new federal Pay As You Earn repayment plan for student loans became available.
If you’ve taken out a federal direct student loan within the last few years, you may be …

The 15 Most Fuel-Efficient Cars of 2013
January 21, 2013 | 18 Comments
The 15 Most Fuel-Efficient Cars of 2013

Update: I have since published a list of the 2014 and 2015 most fuel efficient cars.
A Year of Fuel Economy Developments
Last year marked a big year for fuel efficient cars in a number of ways.
In January, …

Do U.S. Employers have an Ethical Obligation to Give their Employees Paid Sick Days?
January 16, 2013 | 18 Comments
Do U.S. Employers have an Ethical Obligation to Give their Employees Paid Sick Days?

It was a Friday, just the third day back from an extended two-week holiday vacation when my throat started getting scratchy.
By the next morning, I was running a fever. Much of the next two days, …


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