Those who Avoid Short-Term Consumption Trends will Prosper
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About a year and a half ago, I saw the writing on the wall. OPEC had been pumping out millions of barrels of oil a day at a significant loss in order to drive supply …

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Energy Tax Credits Extended but Reduced in 2011
January 10, 2011 | 10 Comments
Energy Tax Credits Extended but Reduced in 2011

Update: the latest energy tax credit details have now been released.
Energy Tax Credit Changes in 2011
There is a home Energy Tax Credit this year, it’s just not half what it used to be. Literally. The …

2011 Tax Rate Bracket Changes Announced by IRS
January 5, 2011 | 9 Comments
2011 Tax Rate Bracket Changes Announced by IRS

Update: The 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 tax brackets and standard deductions have since been announced.
2011 Tax Rate Changes
I’ve been discussing the Obama tax cut deal a lot recently, since there were so many …

The Hidden 401K Fees that Might Steal Years from your Retirement
January 4, 2011 | 7 Comments
The Hidden 401K Fees that Might Steal Years from your Retirement

401K Fee Secrets
Did you know that your employer-sponsored 401K plan is able to charge you fees beyond the management fees of the funds that you invest in? It’s the dirty little secret of 401K plans. …

Free Financial Services to Help you Dominate your Finances
December 28, 2010 | 11 Comments
Free Financial Services to Help you Dominate your Finances

Sometimes the best things in life are really free after all. Well, OK, personal finance services and strategy rarely fits in the ‘best things in life’ category, but that doesn’t mean that they aren’t important …

Ranking the 4 Major Wireless Carriers Early Termination Fees (& How to Avoid them)
December 20, 2010 | 17 Comments
Ranking the 4 Major Wireless Carriers Early Termination Fees (& How to Avoid them)

Back when I was writing my post on the worst return policies, I almost lumped in every contractual wireless service provider due to their pesky early termination fee penalties that are enforced in order to …

The 5 Worst Return Policies
December 15, 2010 | 16 Comments
The 5 Worst Return Policies

Poor Customer Service by Policy
Whereas good customer service and focus should be rewarded (see my list of the best retailer return policies), poor customer service and focus should be called out and not disguised as …


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