Wedding Expenses and Marriage Succes? Now We Have Data
Mon, 10/20/14 | 14 Comments

You may already know that I’m not a big fan of materialistic wedding expenses. More specifically, I think that the average cost of a wedding is stupidly high ($29,858 last year) and the average engagement …

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6% Cash Back on Groceries Again? Year 2 Results are in
April 2, 2014 | 17 Comments
6% Cash Back on Groceries Again? Year 2 Results are in

2013 was my second full year of using the Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express as my primary card of choice for supermarket purchases. In my first full year of usage, I was able …

SEP IRA for Self-Employment Income Basics
March 31, 2014 | 3 Comments
SEP IRA for Self-Employment Income Basics

I recently did some in-depth research on SEP IRA’s, SIMPLE IRA’s, and Solo 401k’s for personal use for my side self-employment income and wanted to cover the primary questions I had and answers I found, …

Starting Down the Road to Financial Independence? Don’t Obsess Over Investment Returns, but you MUST Obsess Over this
March 26, 2014 | 13 Comments
Starting Down the Road to Financial Independence? Don’t Obsess Over Investment Returns, but you MUST Obsess Over this

The 20somethingfinance motto is “Get a Head Start on your Freedom”.
“Freedom” is a bit ambiguous really, and as with a lyric on a favorite song, you can take it to mean whatever you like. But …

What if you Could Take a Do-Over on your Career?
March 24, 2014 | 22 Comments
What if you Could Take a Do-Over on your Career?

Do you ever wonder “what if” when it comes to your career choices and how fate has played out?
Looking back over my career, I would not say it has been an ideal fit to my …

Capital Gains Taxes 101: For Anyone who Buys and Sells Investments
March 19, 2014 | 12 Comments
Capital Gains Taxes 101: For Anyone who Buys and Sells Investments

Capital gains tax rules do not make for a particularly thrilling topic.
But… seeing that this is a personal finance blog geared towards young professionals and we should all be investing as early as possible, capital …

Thinking of Entering the March Madness Billion Dollar Bracket Challenge?
March 17, 2014 | 5 Comments
Thinking of Entering the March Madness Billion Dollar Bracket Challenge?

I hesitated to write and publish this post, because Quicken loans is already getting a lifetime of free publicity from their Billion Dollar Bracket Challenge, insured by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway (yep, the same Warren …


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