How to Contribute to an HSA Outside of an Employer Payroll Deduction
Mon, 05/30/16 | 2 Comments

Contributing to an HSA is easy enough for those whose with an employer that offers an HDHP plan – just select your payroll deduction and your employer takes care of the rest.
But what if you …

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An Intro to Urban Homesteading with the Dervaes Family
July 21, 2010 | 9 Comments
An Intro to Urban Homesteading with the Dervaes Family

Urban Homesteading? What the Heck is that?
Ever wondered what it would be like to grow all of your own food at home, be completely independent from economic recession, gas prices, not knowing what kind of …

3 Guerrilla Tactics to Get Rid of Clutter
July 18, 2010 | 17 Comments
3 Guerrilla Tactics to Get Rid of Clutter

Getting Rid of Clutter
Why is getting rid of clutter so dang hard? For starters, we tend to get emotionally attached to things. We tend to think that all of these material possessions symbolize a piece …

First Date: How Much Should you Spend?
July 14, 2010 | 13 Comments
First Date: How Much Should you Spend?

Who Should Pay for the First Date – Taken to the Next Level
One of the most heated discussions elicited from any post EVER on 20somethingfinance came as a result of an analysis I did on …

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
When playing the ‘is it still good?’ game with your food and its shelf life, it’s fairly easy to jump to your own conclusions about what …

Are Losses on the Sale of a Home Tax Deductible?
July 6, 2010 | 21 Comments
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.
The basic question is “If you have to …

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 …


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