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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Drink This, Save Money
March 12, 2014 | 13 Comments
Drink This, Save Money

Sometimes the biggest and easiest savings are right in front of our noses (or mouths).
If you’re really in a financial pinch or simply want to push your personal savings rate in to the next gear, …

A Way to Look at Credit Card Debt that Should Scare you In to Beating it
March 10, 2014 | 8 Comments
A Way to Look at Credit Card Debt that Should Scare you In to Beating it

The average credit card APR these days is ~15.4% (with many north of 20%).
Actually, with monthly compounding balances, the effective APR is almost 1 percentage point higher. So let’s say 16%.
What this means, in simple …

Are You and Your Employer Paying Too Much for Health Insurance? Here’s How to Find Out
March 5, 2014 | 13 Comments
Are You and Your Employer Paying Too Much for Health Insurance? Here’s How to Find Out

Want to know what your employer is paying for your health insurance and find out if they (and consequently you) are paying too much?
Just check out your W2, box 12, code DD. I’ll show you …

Warren Buffett’s 2014 Shareholder Letter Provides Great Advice for Beginner Investors (Including a Suggested Investment Pick)
March 3, 2014 | 7 Comments
Warren Buffett’s 2014 Shareholder Letter Provides Great Advice for Beginner Investors (Including a Suggested Investment Pick)

Oh, if only Warren Buffett had a blog – for now, you’ll have to settle for me, and Buffett’s annual shareholder letters…
A few days prior to the Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting where he releases said …

Story Time: What is The Dumbest Thing You’ve EVER Bought? (You’re Gonna Love Mine)
February 25, 2014 | 23 Comments
Story Time: What is The Dumbest Thing You’ve EVER Bought? (You’re Gonna Love Mine)

We’ve all been guilty of impulse purchases that turn out to be, well… pretty damn stupid.
You know, the stuff that you anxiously bring home or open up when delivered to your doorstep, and a few …

The Minimum Wage Increase Debate is Heating Up. What’s your Take (poll)?
February 24, 2014 | 20 Comments
The Minimum Wage Increase Debate is Heating Up. What’s your Take (poll)?

The minimum wage increase debate is starting to heat up.
I highlighted the pros/cons of a federal minimum wage increase last year, after President Obama focused a spotlight on minimum wages in his State of the …


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