The Real Problem in Corporate America (it’s More than Bezos)
Mon, 08/24/15 | 21 Comments

I’ve got a slightly different tech-insider take on the Amazon exposé that I want to share.
Yes, the conditions described in the very long and detailed New York Times Amazon work conditions piece are not pretty. …

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Home Equity Loan (HEL) Vs. Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC): which is Better?
September 11, 2012 | 4 Comments
Home Equity Loan (HEL) Vs. Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC): which is Better?

I’m not a big fan of debt.
But there are times in your life when it makes sense to pay off (or avoid) high-interest debt with low-interest debt. For example, using a 0% APR credit card …

Only Two Personal Finance Magazines Remain: Can they Survive?
September 10, 2012 | 9 Comments
Only Two Personal Finance Magazines Remain: Can they Survive?

Smart Money Releases its Final Print Issue
A few months ago, Smart Money, the personal finance magazine from the Wall Street Journal’s parent company, announced that they were ceasing print production and moving to a digital-only …

Student Loan Deferment, Forbearance, & Forgiveness Options
September 5, 2012 | 12 Comments
Student Loan Deferment, Forbearance, & Forgiveness Options

Student loan debt is a problem in the U.S. It has surpassed $1 trillion, and even surpassed credit card debt for the first time ever. I do not carry any student loans, but my wife …

New Fuel Economy Standards: 54.5 MPG by 2025
September 4, 2012 | 13 Comments
New Fuel Economy Standards: 54.5 MPG by 2025

I almost missed this news as it was quietly slipped in between Super PAC programming, but a historical increase in fuel economy standards was finalized last week.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Environmental …

How Much Money would you Need to Walk Away?
August 29, 2012 | 25 Comments
How Much Money would you Need to Walk Away?

I focus a lot on reaching financial independence.
There are a few different paths you can take to get there, and I have stayed incredibly focused on the fastest, most direct path, which has kept it …

Education Tax Credits & Deductions in 2012
August 27, 2012 | 24 Comments
Education Tax Credits & Deductions in 2012

Update: the 2013 & 2014 education tax credits & deductions have since been posted. This article is focused on 2012.
It’s back to school week for many students. This post should be timely for those of …


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