“In the short run, the market is a voting machine, but in the long run, it is a weighing machine”
Wed, 05/25/16 | 2 Comments

Fresh off the second huge stock market rally from a frightening decline in the past year, I thought it would be timely to do a bit of reflecting.
For those with very short memories (or news …

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2013 Tax Brackets & Standard Deductions
March 5, 2013 | 6 Comments
2013 Tax Brackets & Standard Deductions

Update: the 2014, 2015, and 2016 tax brackets and standard deductions have since been announced. What follows is relevant to the 2013 calendar year. 
There seems to be a good amount of confusion around what the …

Marissa Mayer Ending Telecommuting at Yahoo? No Big Deal. Your Work-Life Balance? Big Deal
March 4, 2013 | 17 Comments
Marissa Mayer Ending Telecommuting at Yahoo? No Big Deal. Your Work-Life Balance? Big Deal

Marissa Mayer earned a lot of attention last week with her declaration to Yahoo employees that they would no longer be allowed to telecommute.
– Some have said it is not fair to employees who have …

How I Got $435 Cash Back Last Year Just for Buying my Regular Groceries
February 27, 2013 | 14 Comments
How I Got $435 Cash Back Last Year Just for Buying my Regular Groceries

2012 concluded my first full year using the Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express as my primary card of choice for groceries (by far, the biggest expense category I charge by credit card).
So I …

529 Plan Overview
February 25, 2013 | 17 Comments
529 Plan Overview

One of the most requested posts I have received since starting this blog is to cover 529 plans. Why? My take is that many readers of this site are having children for the first time …

20SomethingFinance Reader Profile Survey
February 23, 2013 | No Comment
20SomethingFinance Reader Profile Survey

I’ve often been curious as to the demographics of the WONDERFUL readers & contributors to this here site.
By nature (name of the blog), you would assume a heavy concentration of, well, twenty-somethings.
However, some of the …

Opening a Custodial IRA for a Minor
February 19, 2013 | 8 Comments
Opening a Custodial IRA for a Minor

If you’ve been through the public (or even private) school system, you know well that personal finance is not taught in school, unfortunately.
If you have children and you read personal finance blogs, you also know …


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