What to do After a Car Accident (Before Leaving the Scene)
Mon, 05/18/15 | 8 Comments

“Hey. I just got in a car accident. This guy just whipped out of his parking spot and hit me. What should I do?”
It was a crisp winter Saturday morning, as my frustrated wife recounted …

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2011 Flexible Spending Account Changes to Consider for Open Enrollment
November 18, 2010 | 2 Comments
2011 Flexible Spending Account Changes to Consider for Open Enrollment

This time of year, most employers offer ‘open enrollment‘ (aka annual enrollment). It is a period of time where you can change your benefit elections.
And it is usually the only time during the year that …

The TRUE Cost of Bottled Water Vs. Tap Water (& Comparative Purity & Taste Test Results)
November 16, 2010 | 28 Comments
The TRUE Cost of Bottled Water Vs. Tap Water (& Comparative Purity & Taste Test Results)

The Cost of Bottled Water
Let’s assume that bottled water costs $1 per bottle. Maybe less if you buy it in bulk. That’s not that much, right? And water is good for you, an essential component …

Quantitative Easing Definition & How it Impacts you
November 15, 2010 | 3 Comments
Quantitative Easing Definition & How it Impacts you

Quantitative easing has become somewhat of a infamous economic term as of late. If you pay attention to economic and financial news, you’ve probably heard the term thrown around quite a bit lately. It’s a …

I Hate My Job! 55% of Americans Agree. Try These 5 Steps to Fix it
November 9, 2010 | 14 Comments
I Hate My Job! 55% of Americans Agree. Try These 5 Steps to Fix it

According to the Conference Board research group, in an article published by the AP, only 45% of Americans like their job, down from 49% in 2008, and 61% in 1987 (when the survey was first …

IRS Maximum Traditional & Roth IRA Contribution Limits for 2011
November 7, 2010 | 6 Comments

Update: If you are looking for the 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 maximum IRA contribution limits – I have since posted these as well.
In my 2011 maximum 401k contribution post last week, a commenter asked …

Should you Move Back Home with your Parents? (85% of this year’s grads planned to!)
November 3, 2010 | 18 Comments
Should you Move Back Home with your Parents? (85% of this year’s grads planned to!)

According to CNN, 85% of college seniors plan to move back in with their parents. That number is up from 67% in 2006. The rise is almost surely due to the recession and how competitive …


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