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Congress did something good?

I did something I haven’t ever done before – I went to the house of representatives’ website… Yes, it is a slow and boring day today, forgive me. I did find one interesting tidbit of information that I’d like to share with you, especially those of you who are going to enter college. A bill […]

Taxes – The Power of our Spending

Ever wonder how much the government actually hauls in on all the things we spend our money on? How much does the government make from all of us drunkards buying alcohol? What about all that gas we guzzle, surely they want what’s best for us and make little off of it. Well, using the power […]

Coverdell ESA vs. 529 Plan?

My niece is turing one very soon and I was thinking of setting up an account for her for future education expenses.Here are the facts:1) I live in a different state than she does 2) My sister does not have the same last name as her (she has not changed yet, but she will eventually) […]

Answering Yahoo

Occasionally I go to Yahoo! Answers to read the questions that various users submit, mostly with personal finance. Unfortunately, there are a lot of dumb questions and a lot more questions about working from home (which can be as equally dumb). However, every now and then you get a gem that I like to try […]

Taxes – The Power of our Spending

Ever wonder how much the government actually hauls in on all the things we spend our money on? How much does the government make from all of us drunkards buying alcohol? What about all that gas we guzzle, surely they want what’s best for us and make little off of it. Well, using the power […]

What’s happenin’?

Here are a few stories that I thought were interesting and might be helpful to many of you out there. Jim at Blueprint for Financial prosperity put up a nice summary of his Devil’s Advocate posts. Some of them are pretty interesting takes on common issues. Clever Dude has some questions about the costs of […]

Frugal Beer

Yes, drinking beer is fun. The prices aren’t. If you’re like me and like to venture out into the “real world” every now and then to enjoy your libations, you want good, cheap beer. For most of us, that’s going to happy hour! It can be a tricky thing, this happy hour, every hangout’s special […]

Sex Up Your Finances

I apologize for the lack of updates recently, it isn’t easy looking for a new job. Over the course of the next few days, I’ll be writing a series of articles about some basic personal finance topics and one advanced topic as well. I hope to cover the topics and explain it easily enough so […]

The dirty little secrets of Universities

If you’ve ever gone to buy a car or a house you never paid the sticker price, right? If you did, perhaps you should subscribe to my feed and learn more about personal finances, please. When you make big purchases you usually negotiate the price lower than what the sticker price is. This goes for […]

Frugal Car Buying

Alright, so this won’t apply to everyone out there, but I’d like to share it anyway. Last year I was at the mid-ohio race track with my car club (Mazda 6). We had the opportunity to meet exclusively with all of the Mazda teams. It was a great experience as we were able to spend […]