The Kids ARE Alright? Millennials Embracing Passive Investing & Vanguard
Mon, 05/25/15 | 2 Comments

I must confess – I’ve dumped on millennials quite a bit.
First, I made fun of them for boomeranging back to their parent’s basements. Say hi to the “rents” for me, guys (hehe).
Then, I reminded them …

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Online Brokers with Commission-Free ETF Trades
February 22, 2012 | 3 Comments
Online Brokers with Commission-Free ETF Trades

In you are interested in passive investing, you’re probably aware of ETF’s and their benefits.
If you’re not, ETF’s have a legion of supporters due to their extremely low management expense ratios. In comparison to similar …

What is the Definition of Financial Independence?
February 20, 2012 | 12 Comments
What is the Definition of Financial Independence?

Financial independence, or the interchangeable “financial freedom”, is a powerful concept.
We all recognize it as a good thing. Something to strive for. Something to admire in others who have achieved it.
The 20somethingfinance tagline and mission …

The Quick Rise & Inevitable Decline of the Modern Economy
February 15, 2012 | 12 Comments
The Quick Rise & Inevitable Decline of the Modern Economy

I am very interested in our economy and how we got from a hunter-gatherer lifestyle (not that many years ago) to where we are today.
If you look at the timeline of human history, there are …

How much should you Spend on an Engagement Ring? How about Nothing?
February 13, 2012 | 93 Comments
How much should you Spend on an Engagement Ring? How about Nothing?

We were standing at the top of a hill on an island in the middle of Lake Michigan. It was a clear September day, my soon-to-be wife’s birthday, as a matter of fact.
A rare bald …

Does it Make Sense to File our Taxes Married Filing Separately?
February 9, 2012 | 9 Comments
Does it Make Sense to File our Taxes Married Filing Separately?

This is a guest post by 20SomethingFinance reader Natalie H. Natalie is a tax preparer who loves tax strategy. She has previously posted an overview of 7 IRS audit red flags to watch out for.
Married …

My New Car Negotiation & Trade-In Strategy Enacted
February 7, 2012 | 18 Comments
My New Car Negotiation & Trade-In Strategy Enacted

If you’ve been following along, you know that my dying car, a 2000 Pontiac Grand Am, was on its last legs and I needed to move quick.
At last check, I had decided that my best …


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