How Long Should you Keep Tax Records?
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I strive to be a minimalist. Clutter, whether it’s stuff, electronic, or old fashion paperwork can cloud my mind and really weigh on me. That’s why a recent reader inquiry from “Stacey C” really resonated …

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Zero of My Peers Invest Outside of their 401K?! Why Aren’t You?
March 9, 2011 | 47 Comments
Zero of My Peers Invest Outside of their 401K?! Why Aren’t You?

When it comes to investing in your 401K, your options are limited to what your plan administrator decides to let you choose from – usually a mix of mutual funds with varying degrees of stock …

Does your 401K Match Up Against the Averages?
March 7, 2011 | 53 Comments
Does your 401K Match Up Against the Averages?

Those who have worked at more than one employer in their career have likely come to the realization that employer 401K matching is wildly inconsistent.
I have worked at employers who have matched anywhere from 2% …

Do you Need to Buy Rental Car Insurance?
February 28, 2011 | 8 Comments
Do you Need to Buy Rental Car Insurance?

Rental car insurance can be a tricky thing. The ‘credit card has got you covered’ theory has been thrown around quite a bit, and as a result, I have often declined the optional rental car …

Frugality through Vegetarianism: How to Save $2-$3K Per Year & the Planet by Moving Away from a Meat-Based Diet
February 23, 2011 | 34 Comments
Frugality through Vegetarianism: How to Save $2-$3K Per Year & the Planet by Moving Away from a Meat-Based Diet

While we were in college, my wife and I made a gradual shift to becoming mostly vegetarian. It all sort of happened in an unconventional, non-life-philosophy-shattering sort of way…
I was on this high-protein, low-fat, low-carb …

Craigslist Cars Tips
February 22, 2011 | 20 Comments
Craigslist Cars Tips

I Sold my Car on Craigslist
A little over two years ago, I decided to start taking the bus to work. Not long after, I posted my car on Craigslist to sell it. I literally received …

5 Tips to Help you Cool Down your Heating Bill
February 16, 2011 | 7 Comments
5 Tips to Help you Cool Down your Heating Bill

This is a guest post by Andrea Horn, personal finance coach and creator of Recession Proof Living. Considering I just spent $150 on my heating bill last month, I need to listen up! – G.E.

When …


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