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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First Date: How Much Should you Spend?
July 14, 2010 | 12 Comments
First Date: How Much Should you Spend?

Who Should Pay for the First Date – Taken to the Next Level
One of the most heated discussions elicited from any post EVER on 20somethingfinance came as a result of an analysis I did on …

How to Navigate ‘Sell by’, ‘Use by’, & ‘Best Before’ Dates in Order to Cut Down on Food Waste
July 12, 2010 | 8 Comments
How to Navigate ‘Sell by’, ‘Use by’, & ‘Best Before’ Dates in Order to Cut Down on Food Waste

Why ‘Sell By’, ‘Use By’, & ‘Best Before’ Dates Matter
When playing the ‘is it still good?’ game with your food and its shelf life, it’s fairly easy to jump to your own conclusions about what …

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 …


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