Wedding Expenses and Marriage Succes? Now We Have Data
Mon, 10/20/14 | 10 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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Should you Give Money to Panhandlers?
July 7, 2010 | 27 Comments
Should you Give Money to Panhandlers?

Giving Money to Panhandlers: A Question of Ethical Principles (or Tugged Emotions)
Panhandlers, beggars, the homeless, street bums, human beings… call them what you will, but lets just categorize them as ‘people in the streets asking …

Are Losses on the Sale of a Home Tax Deductible?
July 6, 2010 | 18 Comments
Are Losses on the Sale of a Home Tax Deductible?

I recently covered situations in which you’d have to pay real estate capital gains taxes, which prompted a few people to ask me about real estate capital losses.
The basic question is “If you have to …

A Guide to the New Bank Overdraft Protection Fees Rules
July 5, 2010 | 17 Comments
A Guide to the New Bank Overdraft Protection Fees Rules

If you’ve visited a brick and mortar local bank or credit union branch in the past few months, you’ve probably been asked the question, “would you like to opt in to overdraft protection service?”. On …

Stop Wasting Money on Electricity! Your Guide to Identifying & Unplugging Standby Power Appliances
July 1, 2010 | 11 Comments
Stop Wasting Money on Electricity! Your Guide to Identifying & Unplugging Standby Power Appliances

Roughly 10% or more of your electrical bill comes from appliances that you have ‘turned off’. Not pissed yet? Try this – according to the U.S. Department of Energy, 75% of appliance energy use comes …

10 Food Rules to Save you Money & Improve your Health
June 26, 2010 | 5 Comments
10 Food Rules to Save you Money & Improve your Health

I just read Michael Pollan’s Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual, and picked up on a few tips that intuitively make a lot of sense when it comes to eating healthy (but probably were not on …

Get Microsoft Office 2010 for Free – for 60 Days
June 24, 2010 | 4 Comments
Get Microsoft Office 2010 for Free – for 60 Days

I’m a big fan of weening yourself away from paid software, such as Microsoft Office, as much as possible. Other than Photoshop, I haven’t bought software in probably 6 years or so (excluding Turbotax). But …


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