The Best of Generation X Finance From 2007

Tweet As we close out the year I wanted to take the time to highlight some of the best posts from the past year. I’ve never really linked back to older articles before, in part because when I look back on some of the old articles, I realize how poorly some are written. Nevertheless, there […]

Teens Don't Save for Retirement – Are You Surprised?

Tweet According to an Earth-shattering study, teenagers don’t save for retirement. From the CNN article: Teenagers flipping burgers, stocking shelves or studying for finals don’t think about their retirement. Sarcasm aside, I don’t think anyone should be too shocked by these findings. Look back to your high school days and whatever part-time job you had. […]

Merry Christmas Everyone

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Tweet For those of you who celebrate it, Merry Christmas! Hopefully you have some time set aside to spend with your loved ones and can share gifts, good food, and good times. Hopefully your holiday break starts off better than mine. On Saturday that nasty winter storm came through the midwest and we experienced winds […]

Poll: Where Do You Go for Stock/Fund Research?

Tweet There is no shortage of investment information available, so with that I thought it would be interesting to see where most people go when researching stocks, mutual funds, or ETFs. I have to admit, I am a Morningstar fan when it comes to getting detailed information, but for just getting a quick quote or […]

The Fed Endorses Plan to Curb Shady Mortgages

Tweet On Tuesday the Fed moved one step in the right direction towards reducing the shady lending practices that have put this country in a difficult situation. If you haven’t heard, the real estate market and financial sector has been in a lot of trouble recently due to some questionable lending practices combined with consumer […]

8 Last Minute Gift Ideas For the Christmas Holiday Under $75

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Tweet The clock is ticking and you only have about a week left to find those perfect gifts for Christmas. While it may seem impossible to get everything you want, you don’t have to resort to giving gift cards or cash this year. There are plenty of ideas out there that can help you find […]

Poll: What Asset Allocation Strategy Do You Use?

Tweet Asset allocation is simply creating a portfolio with holdings among a number of different assets such as stocks, bonds, real estate, or cash. The goal of asset allocation is to create a portfolio in a way that meets your particular needs, minimize risk, and meets investment objectives. The three major asset allocation strategies are: […]

Poll: How Do You Keep Track of Your Finances?

Tweet So, how do you keep track of your finances? Do you use a specialized piece of software like Quicken or are you a spreadsheet kind of person? Or maybe you simply fly by the seat of your pants and just hope you don’t bounce a check? However you do it, I want to know. […]