The Impact of Saving our Tax Refunds
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As we creep towards this week’s tax deadline, the IRS has been churning out data on average tax refunds already. So far this year, the average tax refund has come in at $2,893 – with …

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A Review of the Personal Finance Classic: Your Money or Your Life
February 6, 2012 | 4 Comments
A Review of the Personal Finance Classic: Your Money or Your Life

I recently read the personal finance classic book, Your Money or Your Life, and wanted to write up a little review with some thoughts.
This book, first published in 1992, is still very popular to this …

2011 Income Tax Return Guide
February 2, 2012 | 7 Comments
2011 Income Tax Return Guide

It’s February. The W2’s and 1099’s are rolling in. You know what that means. Tax time!
That’s right, it’s time to dig in and start thinking about completing your 2011 income tax return.
To help you get …

New Car Strategy: How I Found the Best Value on a New Car
February 1, 2012 | 11 Comments
New Car Strategy: How I Found the Best Value on a New Car

I last left you with the tale of Grandy, my dying car…
I knew it was time to trade her in. And to do so before she died would be wise.
She still had some value in …

How Much Electricity Costs to Power Household Devices & How to Cut your Usage
January 30, 2012 | 24 Comments
How Much Electricity Costs to Power Household Devices & How to Cut your Usage

“Micromanaging” has a certain negative connotation due to its application in a work environment.
When it comes to budgeting, however, micromanagement should be embraced (don’t let anyone tell you otherwise).
Any time you are able to not …

Yes, there is Life After Cable TV: Share your Story
January 25, 2012 | 31 Comments
Yes, there is Life After Cable TV: Share your Story

I have a love-hate…OK, it’s 99% hate relationship with Comcast and cable TV.
I negotiate with Comcast frequently (most recently saving $200 over 6 months) – and that gives me the justification (or excuse) that I …

Why “Spend Less than you Earn” is Flawed Financial Advice
January 24, 2012 | 21 Comments
Why “Spend Less than you Earn” is Flawed Financial Advice

One of the most over-used, over-rated, over-hyped financial cliches out there is “spend less than you earn” or similarly spend less than you make”.
We’ve all heard it. Many of us have lived by it. But is …


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