Healthcare.gov Open Enrollment is Over. What if I Need Insurance NOW?
Wed, 04/16/14 | 5 Comments

One of the biggest selling points of the Affordable Care Act was that it would allow millions who previously had not had insurance to get affordable insurance through a public health insurance exchange. The biggest …

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5 Reasons to Ditch the Car & Ride a Bike to Work
July 25, 2011 | 17 Comments
5 Reasons to Ditch the Car & Ride a Bike to Work

Biking has made a resurgence as people have looked for simple ways to save money, lower their impact on the environment, and get exercise.
The number of bikes sold are now starting to outsell the number …

Two Paths to Financial Independence. Which will you Take?
July 21, 2011 | 31 Comments
Two Paths to Financial Independence. Which will you Take?

It’s easy to put off saving for retirement until mid-life, take out a 30-year mortgage on a big home, watch cable TV to pass time, rely on student loans instead of working to pay off …

Electric & Hybrid Tax Credits by State
July 19, 2011 | 8 Comments
Electric & Hybrid Tax Credits by State

In my most fuel efficient cars post, I highlighted the Nissan Leaf as the top mpg (equivalent) vehicle on the market for under $30K. But a key component of that was the U.S. federal tax …

Dissecting the Netflix Price Increases: Time to Cancel?
July 18, 2011 | 9 Comments
Dissecting the Netflix Price Increases: Time to Cancel?

Last week, Netflix announced price increases to customers, their second such move in the past year.
I covered the last Netflix price increase back in December when they raised prices from $8.99 to $9.99 for the …

Chinese Ghost Towns? Get Ready to Feel Good About Being American Again
July 13, 2011 | 19 Comments
Chinese Ghost Towns? Get Ready to Feel Good About Being American Again

There’s been this fear in recent years that the U.S. government is a completely mismanaged mess. To some extent, that fear is warranted. After all:
- Our budget deficit is over a trillion dollars.
- Our total …

What is Net Worth?
July 11, 2011 | 11 Comments
What is Net Worth?

The term “net worth” gets thrown around a lot as an essential financial value that you should pay attention to.
Indeed, it is a metric that you should have a vague knowledge of. But probably not …


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