The Percent of Americans who Own Stock Hits Record Low
Thu, 04/28/16 | 6 Comments

A recent Gallup poll had some very interesting numbers on stock market participation of Americans, particularly millennials.
For starters, just 52% of Americans have ANY money invested in stocks!
That low participation rate in stock investing is …

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How to Navigate ‘Sell by’, ‘Use by’, & ‘Best Before’ Dates in Order to Cut Down on Food Waste
July 12, 2010 | 10 Comments
How to Navigate ‘Sell by’, ‘Use by’, & ‘Best Before’ Dates in Order to Cut Down on Food Waste

Why ‘Sell By’, ‘Use By’, & ‘Best Before’ Dates Matter
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Are Losses on the Sale of a Home Tax Deductible?
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Are Losses on the Sale of a Home Tax Deductible?

I recently covered situations in which you’d have to pay real estate capital gains taxes, which prompted a few people to ask me about real estate capital losses.
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A Guide to the New Bank Overdraft Protection Fees Rules
July 5, 2010 | 17 Comments
A Guide to the New Bank Overdraft Protection Fees Rules

If you’ve visited a brick and mortar local bank or credit union branch in the past few months, you’ve probably been asked the question, “would you like to opt in to overdraft protection service?”. On …

Stop Wasting Money on Electricity! Your Guide to Identifying & Unplugging Standby Power Appliances
July 1, 2010 | 12 Comments
Stop Wasting Money on Electricity! Your Guide to Identifying & Unplugging Standby Power Appliances

Roughly 10% or more of your electrical bill comes from appliances that you have ‘turned off’. Not pissed yet? Try this – according to the U.S. Department of Energy, 75% of appliance energy use comes …

10 Food Rules to Save you Money & Improve Health
June 26, 2010 | 5 Comments
10 Food Rules to Save you Money & Improve Health

I just read Michael Pollan’s Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual, and picked up on a few tips that intuitively make a lot of sense when it comes to eating healthy (but probably were not on …

Real Estate Capital Gains Taxes on the Sale of a Home
June 23, 2010 | 5 Comments
Real Estate Capital Gains Taxes on the Sale of a Home

When you are about to sell your home, one of the first things that you should consider is if you will have to pay capital gains taxes on the sale. This is a topic that …


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