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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What if you Could Take a Do-Over on your Career?
March 24, 2014 | 22 Comments
What if you Could Take a Do-Over on your Career?

Do you ever wonder “what if” when it comes to your career choices and how fate has played out?
Looking back over my career, I would not say it has been an ideal fit to my …

Capital Gains Taxes 101: For Anyone who Buys and Sells Investments
March 19, 2014 | 12 Comments
Capital Gains Taxes 101: For Anyone who Buys and Sells Investments

Capital gains tax rules do not make for a particularly thrilling topic.
But… seeing that this is a personal finance blog geared towards young professionals and we should all be investing as early as possible, capital …

Thinking of Entering the March Madness Billion Dollar Bracket Challenge?
March 17, 2014 | 5 Comments
Thinking of Entering the March Madness Billion Dollar Bracket Challenge?

I hesitated to write and publish this post, because Quicken loans is already getting a lifetime of free publicity from their Billion Dollar Bracket Challenge, insured by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway (yep, the same Warren …

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 …


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