Save to Win (Lottery Tickets)!
Mon, 09/22/14 | 5 Comments

Do you like playing the lottery?
Then you’ll LOVE turning your savings account in to a lottery ticket!
OK, that sounds worse than it is, but that’s the general concept behind Save to Win and other “prize …

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Buyer Remorse Storytime: 3 Times I Felt it & How you can Avoid it
April 4, 2010 | 7 Comments
Buyer Remorse Storytime: 3 Times I Felt it & How you can Avoid it

Justifying the Purchase of Stuff we don’t Need Gets the Best of us
Ever bought something that you overpaid for? Or something that you were very geeked up for, only to realize later on that you …

Death of the Staycation & the Return of the Vacation?
March 30, 2010 | 3 Comments
Death of the Staycation & the Return of the Vacation?

The ‘Staycation‘ has made its way into popular vocabulary for good reason. We were just in the biggest  economic recession since the Great Depression, and taking a vacation at home is incredibly cheap.
Are Staycations Falling …

5 Personal Finance Goals for your Thirties
March 29, 2010 | 22 Comments
5 Personal Finance Goals for your Thirties

I’ve covered personal finance goals for your twenties over and over (like a broken record). Despite the name of this site, I’ve discovered that there is a contingency of all age groups who frequent and …

FTC Cracks Down on Free Credit Report Scams with Catchy Parody Spoofs
March 28, 2010 | 7 Comments
FTC Cracks Down on Free Credit Report Scams with Catchy Parody Spoofs

The FTC is finally cracking down on the ‘free credit report’ companies who lure you in with the promise of a free credit report, and then upsell and switch to paid memberships. You know the …

REI Review: Why the Lifetime REI Membership was Worth the Money
March 24, 2010 | 39 Comments
REI Review: Why the Lifetime REI Membership was Worth the Money

Paid memberships are a tricky game. You know, the ones whereby paying a one-time, annual, or monthly fee you open up the possibility for potential savings or other benefits.
I’ve justified the purchase of three paid …

2010 IRS Federal Home Energy Tax Credit Guide
March 23, 2010 | 40 Comments
2010 IRS Federal Home Energy Tax Credit Guide

Energy Tax Credit Update: The 2011, 2012, and 2013 energy tax credits have been reduced.
A few weeks ago, my wife and I woke up one morning and the temperature in the house seemed a little …


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