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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Internet Sales Tax Debate: Where do you Stand?
July 27, 2011 | 12 Comments
Internet Sales Tax Debate: Where do you Stand?

There has been a lot of press lately about increasing interests from states to start requiring internet retailers to start collecting sales tax for purchases made by customers located in their state in an effort …

Denied Credit? Now you will Get a Free Credit Score
July 26, 2011 | 3 Comments
Denied Credit? Now you will Get a Free Credit Score

If you’ve recently been denied when applying for credit, it’s now a whole lot easier to find out why.
Under final rules issued by the Federal Trade Commission and Federal Reserve Board to reflect the requirements …

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 …


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