Nominate An Item that is Most Symbolic of Consumerism Gone Wrong
Wed, 04/23/14 | 15 Comments

I have been trying to think of an item that perfectly symbolizes consumerism gone wrong.
You know, those things that are just absolutely unnecessary, wasteful, atrocious inventions.
I need your help.
It’s tough. Everywhere you look, there are …

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2010 Financial Resolution Guide: 10 Choices – A La Carte Style
December 29, 2009 | 9 Comments
2010 Financial Resolution Guide: 10 Choices – A La Carte Style

Looking for Financial Resolutions that you can Actually Stick to this Year?
If anyone knows how hard it is to stick to resolutions, it’s me. If I had a dollar for every time that I vowed …

2010 IRS Maximum Allowed Roth & Traditional IRA Contribution Limits
December 28, 2009 | 4 Comments
2010 IRS Maximum Allowed Roth & Traditional IRA Contribution Limits

Update: the 2014 maximum IRA contributions have since been released if you are looking for current information. You can also find the the 2011, 2012, and 2013 maximums at those links.
The Deadlines for your 2009 …

The 12 Best Songs About Money. EVER.
December 24, 2009 | 16 Comments
The 12 Best Songs About Money. EVER.

The Best Songs About Money
When I awoke this morning, like a flash of lightening, I thought, “how about writing a post that combines two of everyone’s favorite things – money, and music.” <pats self on …

The 3 Questions you MUST Ask Yourself Before Reading Another Personal Finance Post
December 20, 2009 | 13 Comments
The 3 Questions you MUST Ask Yourself Before Reading Another Personal Finance Post

If you’re reading any post on a personal finance blog, the odds are that you are trying to achieve a goal through the means of money. But you may be wasting a whole heck of …

The Story of Stuff & its Impact on your Personal Finances
December 9, 2009 | No Comment
The Story of Stuff & its Impact on your Personal Finances

The Story of Stuff
I just watched “The Story of Stuff” for the first time on YouTube. I have always been very motivated to reduce my energy usage, minimize my consumption, and live a life that …

My Personal Quest to De-Commercialize the Holidays
December 6, 2009 | 19 Comments
My Personal Quest to De-Commercialize the Holidays

Do you wish that the Holidays weren’t so darn commercialized? Are you starting to think that it may be time to cut scale back or cut off gift giving, but don’t quite know how to …


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