Credit Karma Now Offers Free Credit Report Access!
Mon, 08/18/14 | 3 Comments

Longtime readers will know that I have been using Credit Karma to monitor my credit score for a while now. The free consumer credit information service (best way I can think of to describe it) built …

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$4 Per Gallon Gas: From Apocalypse to Necessary Evil Tax in 4 Short Years?
April 9, 2012 | 11 Comments
$4 Per Gallon Gas: From Apocalypse to Necessary Evil Tax in 4 Short Years?

Remember pre-Great Recession, circa 2008, when gas prices shot up from under $2 per gallon to over $4?
People were scared and PISSED! Used Prius’s were selling for over the MSRP of new ones (because you …

How I Cut my Electric Bill by 22% with a $30 Device. PLUS: Take the Electricity Use Challenge!
April 4, 2012 | 13 Comments
How I Cut my Electric Bill by 22% with a $30 Device. PLUS: Take the Electricity Use Challenge!

In late January, I ran an electricity cost experiment where I tested every plugged-in appliance in my home to see what kind of standby power they were using.
The obvious goal was to raise self awareness …

20somethingfinance Rated Among 10 Best Personal Finance Blogs by Kiplinger
April 3, 2012 | 13 Comments
20somethingfinance Rated Among 10 Best Personal Finance Blogs by Kiplinger

Kiplinger.com just included 20somethingfinance as one of its 10 best standout personal finance blogs this past week.
Nothing like a good back patting by bringing it up, right? But, seriously, I felt really honored to be …

I Won the Mega Millions!
April 2, 2012 | 18 Comments
I Won the Mega Millions!

… in my dream.
And the dream looked something like this:
1. Took the lump sum vs. the annuity.
2. Divided it equally into conservative fixed-income, low-risk investments. Didn’t touch the principal. Exciting dream, right?
3. Stopped going to …

A Humbling Reminder of why you Need Home Insurance
March 28, 2012 | 10 Comments
A Humbling Reminder of why you Need Home Insurance

Just another sunny, 75-degree early evening in March in Michigan… OK, that’s not so normal…
Clouds started to roll in quickly. The skies started to turn grey. Then thunder. Lots of thunder. Weird thunder. Non-stop rumbles …

How to Check your Tax Refund Status
March 27, 2012 | 3 Comments
How to Check your Tax Refund Status

How to Check your Tax Refund Status
We’re only a few weeks away from the tax deadline. That means a whole lot of procrastinators (myself included) are going to be filing their taxes any day now.
If …


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