Nominate An Item that is Most Symbolic of Consumerism Gone Wrong
Wed, 04/23/14 | 25 Comments

I have been trying to think of an item that perfectly symbolizes consumerism gone wrong.
You know, those things that are just absolutely unnecessary, wasteful, atrocious inventions.
I need your help.
It’s tough. Everywhere you look, there are …

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The Tale of Grandy, my Dying Car
January 23, 2012 | 15 Comments
The Tale of Grandy, my Dying Car

A few years ago, my wife and I sold one of our two vehicles (the newer one, with payments) and decided to share our other vehicle as I decided to start bus commuting and riding …

How to Get 3 Free Credit Reports Per Year (with no Strings Attached)
January 17, 2012 | 4 Comments
How to Get 3 Free Credit Reports Per Year (with no Strings Attached)

Free Credit Report Basics
Keeping up with your credit reports is essential for anyone who is serious about their financial well-being. They may be the only way for you to detect if your identity has been …

2012 Tax Deadline
January 16, 2012 | No Comment
2012 Tax Deadline

Update: this post is a bit out of date, so here are details on this year’s tax deadline.
Take note that the 2012 tax deadline (for your 2011 taxes) will be Tuesday, April 17, 2012.
Why isn’t …

The Most Fuel Efficient Cars of 2012
January 11, 2012 | 10 Comments
The Most Fuel Efficient Cars of 2012

Update: I have since published a list of the 2013 and 2014 most fuel efficient cars.
The Top Fuel Efficient Cars of 2012
Even in tough economic times, the price of fuel has hovered above $3 per …

2012 Energy Tax Credits Reduced
January 10, 2012 | 18 Comments
2012 Energy Tax Credits Reduced

Update: the 2011 energy tax credits were extended in to 2012 and 2013 as part of the Fiscal Cliff deal.
2012 Energy Tax Credit Updates
If you were planning a modest home improvement update that would save …

Credit Karma has Started Offering Free Credit Monitoring
January 9, 2012 | 4 Comments
Credit Karma has Started Offering Free Credit Monitoring

As a Credit Karma user, I recently received an email announcing that they have begun offering daily free credit monitoring in addition to free credit scores!
What is Credit Monitoring?
Credit monitoring is a service that automatically …


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