The Genius of Tiny Homes (with Inspiring TEDx Talk)
Mon, 12/15/14 | 21 Comments

I’ve talked about the benefits of tiny home living a number of times in the past, and for good reason: the average US home size is at an all time high of 2,598 square feet …

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Good or Bad Personal Finance Cliche? “A Penny Saved is a Penny Earned”
December 19, 2011 | 10 Comments
Good or Bad Personal Finance Cliche? “A Penny Saved is a Penny Earned”

It is human nature to want to simplify topics and concepts that are complex, layered, and sometimes difficult to understand.
It’s a complicated world out there and we are bombarded with information on a daily basis. …

Wants vs. Needs: How to Turn Grey Into Black & White
December 12, 2011 | 9 Comments
Wants vs. Needs: How to Turn Grey Into Black & White

At their simplest, expenses really fall into two different categories:
1. What you need: the things that you need to survive and function effectively in society: food, heat/electricity, a means of transportation, clothing, and water. I’ll …

How to Reach Health Insurance Nirvana with your Employer’s HDHP & HSA
December 8, 2011 | 18 Comments
How to Reach Health Insurance Nirvana with your Employer’s HDHP & HSA

Health Care Cost Nirvana
If you’ve made the move to a HDHP, paired with an HSA that is sponsored by your employer, there is a health insurance “sweet spot” that nobody ever really talks about that …

The Best Grocery Rewards Card: Blue Cash Preferred® from American Express
December 6, 2011 | 53 Comments
The Best Grocery Rewards Card: Blue Cash Preferred® from American Express

I’m starting to think a lot more categorically about how I use my credit cards in order to max out on cash back rewards for every type of purchase I make.
After looking at my year-to-date …

Don’t Forget Aboot Us: 89% of Canadians Feel Overworked too
December 5, 2011 | 10 Comments
Don’t Forget Aboot Us: 89% of Canadians Feel Overworked too

<I hope you caught the misspelling there.>
Last October, I made the case that Americans are the most overworked citizens of any developed nation.
Some may have you believe otherwise – that we’re lazy, have a sense …

What is a Health Savings Account (HSA)?
December 1, 2011 | 11 Comments
What is a Health Savings Account (HSA)?

I recently moved from a traditional PPO health insurance plan to a high deductible health plan (HDHP) in this year’s open enrollment period.
Why? I’m young, healthy, and I haven’t been to the doctor more than …


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