Recently a Student? Take Advantage of these Education Tax Credits & Deductions in 2014 & 2015
Thu, 01/29/15 | 7 Comments

The readership here is heavy on those completing school for the first time and going back to school to further their education. So I’ve updated this post to reflect the 2014 and 2015 calendar years.
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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 365 for Free for 30 Days
June 24, 2010 | 4 Comments
Get Microsoft Office 365 for Free for 30 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 …

Real Estate Capital Gains Taxes on the Sale of a Home
June 23, 2010 | 3 Comments
Real Estate Capital Gains Taxes on the Sale of a Home

When you are about to sell your home, one of the first things that you should consider is if you will have to pay capital gains taxes on the sale. This is a topic that …

How Much do you Tip for Food Delivery?
June 22, 2010 | 127 Comments
How Much do you Tip for Food Delivery?

Tipping at Restaurants: The Standards for Tipping Waiters or Waitresses
The number that keeps getting thrown out as a standard tipping percentage at restaurants is 15%. I usually stick to that, but go up to 20% …


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