Open Enrollment Deserves your FULL Attention. Here’s Why
Wed, 10/29/14 | 6 Comments

Earlier this week, I received a note from my employer’s HR department that open enrollment for 2015 benefit elections had started. I instantly got a little giddy.
Every year, I get geeked out to find out …

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Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) Vs. Modified Adjusted Gross Income (MAGI)
August 1, 2010 | 20 Comments
Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) Vs. Modified Adjusted Gross Income (MAGI)

Once a year, when tax time comes around, you get the terms gross income, adjusted gross income (AGI), and modified adjusted gross income (MAGI) shoved in your face… a lot. And since you’re only faced …

Tracfone Review: Prepaid Wireless at its Dirt Cheapest
July 27, 2010 | 78 Comments
Tracfone Review: Prepaid Wireless at its Dirt Cheapest

Tracfone Review
Warning: if you are a semi-Luddite, you will love this review. If you would hook a 3G (or 4G) smart phone up to your bloodstream intravenously if the opportunity existed, you will not.
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The Top Ten Cities for Young Professionals
July 26, 2010 | 26 Comments
The Top Ten Cities for Young Professionals

Kiplinger recently rated its picks for the top 10 Best Cities for Young Adults. The factors that they took into consideration when compiling this ‘best’ list were:
1. healthy economies fueling new job growth
2. large percentages …

An Intro to Urban Homesteading with the Dervaes Family
July 21, 2010 | 9 Comments
An Intro to Urban Homesteading with the Dervaes Family

Urban Homesteading? What the Heck is that?
Ever wondered what it would be like to grow all of your own food at home, be completely independent from economic recession, gas prices, not knowing what kind of …

3 Guerrilla Tactics to Get Rid of Clutter
July 18, 2010 | 16 Comments
3 Guerrilla Tactics to Get Rid of Clutter

Getting Rid of Clutter
Why is getting rid of clutter so dang hard? For starters, we tend to get emotionally attached to things. We tend to think that all of these material possessions symbolize a piece …

Craigslist Apartment Searches on Google Maps Mashups
July 18, 2010 | 4 Comments
Craigslist Apartment Searches on Google Maps Mashups

First there was Mapskrieg
I had previously highlighted Mapskrieg as one of the 4 best real estate search tools. Mapskrieg essentially overlays all Craigslist apartment listings over a Google Map, so that you can visually see …


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