A Tax Refund is an Interest Free Loan to Uncle Sam

By |March 7th, 2012|Categories: Blog, Personal Finance Tips|Tags: , , , |

Some people love their tax returns. They feel like they are getting a bunch of free money from the government. Unfortunately it's not free money; it's your money! And if you're getting a big tax return, that means you've been missing out on your money for as much as 16 months. This is especially harmful for people who are living

Today is February 29 – Do Something Productive

By |February 29th, 2012|Categories: Blog, Life|Tags: , |

Today is February 29th. Once every four years we get an extra day. This means a few things. It's great for people who get paid by the hour. There's 24 extra hours in the year for you to earn more money. At the same time, it kinda sucks for the people who get paid a salary. I'm getting my 365

Does Where You Live Matter for Retirement Savings?

By |January 25th, 2012|Categories: Blog, Personal Finance Tips|Tags: , , , |

Yesterday one of my facebook followers asked me a question about where you live and how that relates to your retirement savings. I'm going to answer his question and seven others because that's what I do on Wednesdays. If you want me to answer your question next week, make sure to follow me on Facebook, Twitter, or both and tell

Whatever Wednesday: Goals and Weekend Update

By |December 21st, 2011|Categories: Blog, Life|Tags: , |

This week's Whatever Wednesday submissions were pretty light. I'm thinking it's because of the holidays. Or maybe it's because I didn't beg this week like I usually do. Just remember, I'll write about anything you want me to as long as you tell me what to do on twitter or facebook Tuesday nights. Let's get started with the first of

Whatever Wednesday: Christmas, Covered Calls, and Cardinals

By |December 14th, 2011|Categories: Blog, Life|Tags: , , |

Today is yet another edition of Whatever Wednesday, where my twitter followers and facebook fans tell me what they want me to write about. I do whatever my fans say. Because I care. This week's article is brought to you by the letter "C". I'm talking ugly Christmas sweaters, investing, toilet paper, Cardinals baseball, net worth, and Christmas spending. Ugly

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Whatever Wednesday: Golddiggers and Stupid Committees

By |November 16th, 2011|Categories: Blog, Life|Tags: , , |

Every now and then I need some inspiration for an article. I could write the 8,243,412nd article about "10 ways to reduce spending", but I know my readers don't want that. If they wanted bland, generic articles, they'd go to CNN or somewhere else equally lame. So instead of throwing my brain into overdrive and figuring out what my readers