Those who Avoid Short-Term Consumption Trends will Prosper
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About a year and a half ago, I saw the writing on the wall. OPEC had been pumping out millions of barrels of oil a day at a significant loss in order to drive supply …

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2013 Maximum 401K Contribution Increased
October 18, 2012 | 41 Comments
2013 Maximum 401K Contribution Increased

Update: the 2014, 2015, and 2016 401K maximum contribution amounts have been released since this post was written. What follows is for 2013.

The IRS 2013 401K maximum was officially announced, and just like last year, there’s an …

Why Eyeglasses are so Expensive & how you can Pay Less
October 16, 2012 | 50 Comments
Why Eyeglasses are so Expensive & how you can Pay Less

Ever wonder why eyeglasses are so expensive?
60 Minutes had a really interesting piece on the Italian eyeglass manufacturer, Luxottica that helps explain why.
Luxottica manufactures just about every designer eyeglass brand in the market – Gucci, …

Interest Rates: APR vs. APY
October 10, 2012 | 6 Comments
Interest Rates: APR vs. APY

When comparing interest rates that a bank offers on a mortgage, home equity line of credit, car loan, credit card, certificate of deposit, or savings account, it’s important to know exactly what rate you are …

How Much Life Insurance Should you Buy?
October 3, 2012 | 16 Comments
How Much Life Insurance Should you Buy?

Life insurance is an interesting topic.
It involves a ton of guess-work and assumptions about your career.
It taps in to our fears around losing a loved one.
It’s often misrepresented as to what it is supposed to …

Help! My Health Insurer won’t Pay the Bill!
September 26, 2012 | 17 Comments
Help! My Health Insurer won’t Pay the Bill!

My Health Insurer is Not Paying the Bill
I am willing to bet that many of you have encountered a situation where you noticed an error in your medical bill, but your health insurer delays in …

2013 Child Tax Credit of $1,000 Extended
September 25, 2012 | 9 Comments
2013 Child Tax Credit of $1,000 Extended

The Child Tax Credit Extended into 2013 & Beyond
The full $1,000 Child Tax Credit has now been extended through 2013 and beyond due to the fiscal cliff deal, signed in to law on Jan 3, …


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