“In the short run, the market is a voting machine, but in the long run, it is a weighing machine”
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Fresh off the second huge stock market rally from a frightening decline in the past year, I thought it would be timely to do a bit of reflecting.
For those with very short memories (or news …

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The TRUE Cost of Bottled Water Vs. Tap Water (& Comparative Purity & Taste Test Results)
November 16, 2010 | 29 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 …

I Hate My Job! 55% of Americans Agree
November 9, 2010 | 14 Comments
I Hate My Job! 55% of Americans Agree

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, 2015, and 2016 maximum IRA contribution limits – I have since posted these as well.
In my 2011 maximum 401k contribution post last week, a commenter …

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 …

2011 IRS Maximum Allowed 401k Contribution Announced
October 31, 2010 | 82 Comments
2011 IRS Maximum Allowed 401k Contribution Announced

Update: the 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 401K maximum contribution amounts have now been released since this post was written. What follows is for 2011.

This past week, the IRS 2011 401K maximum announcement finally …

How to Get Rid of Cable: Share your Story!
October 27, 2010 | 35 Comments
How to Get Rid of Cable: Share your Story!

Getting Rid of Cable: Options Aplenty
It has become increasingly easy to get rid of cable these days through a combination of alternatives without losing much of the entertainment value. And when I say ‘cable’, you …


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