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No More Microsoft Money After June 30

No More Microsoft Money After June 30

Tweet I suppose it probably doesn’t come as much of a surprise, but Microsoft is discontinuing their money management software at the end of the month. They had a good run, but it’s pretty hard to keep up with so many free money management platforms and the long-standing top finance package that Quicken offers. The […]

Consider a Microsoft TechNet Plus Subscription to Keep Computing Costs Down

Consider a Microsoft TechNet Plus Subscription to Keep Computing Costs Down

Tweet If you’re reading this, you’re using a computer. Computers have become a necessity for most of us, and in many cases, we have even more than one. Unfortunately, computers can also have costs associated with them as technology continues to advance and software gets updated. If you’re like the millions of others out there […]

8 Free Online Virus and Spyware Scanners – Scan Your PC Right Now for Free

8 Free Online Virus and Spyware Scanners – Scan Your PC Right Now for Free

Tweet A List of Free Online Antivirus Software Keeping your computer safe and secure these days can be quite a task. It seems that everywhere you look, people are trying to steal your personal data, infect your computer with a nasty virus, or trick you into clicking links that aren’t legitimate. As you are probably […]

Save Money This Valentine’s Day by Having a Nice Romantic Meal At Home

Save Money This Valentine’s Day by Having a Nice Romantic Meal At Home

Tweet Without a doubt, this Valentine’s Day is going to be tough on a lot of people. Unemployment continues to rise, investment accounts are taking a beating, and money is just tight all around. That doesn’t mean you have to completely put the romance on hold this year. There are plenty of things you can […]

Robert Kiyosaki Writes Something Else I Agree With – Assets Don’t Make You Rich

Robert Kiyosaki Writes Something Else I Agree With – Assets Don’t Make You Rich

Tweet If you’ve been reading my site for the past few years, you probably know that I’m not a huge fan of Robert Kiyosaki. Granted, he’s very successful, and has inspired many people, but I don’t feel his advice is very well-suited for the masses. I’ve talked about him in the past, and back in March […]

Apparently I’m a Socialist for Suggesting That People Should Save in 401(k)s and IRAs

Apparently I’m a Socialist for Suggesting That People Should Save in 401(k)s and IRAs

Tweet As you might expect, writing for this site, not to mention my other site on Financial Planning at About.com, I receive a lot of email from readers. Most of it is good — people thanking me for something I helped with, general finance questions, and of course, a lot of spam. But every so […]

The Social Security Administration’s Windfall Elimination Provision

The Social Security Administration’s Windfall Elimination Provision

Tweet The Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) has been around since the Regan Administration, but most people never learn about this provision until it is too late.  The WEP is a provision in the Social Security law that serves to prevent retirees from getting a “windfall” of money from the federal government.  I’ll get back to […]

JoS. A. Bank Suit Sale – Buy One Suit, Get Two Free for Two Days Only

JoS. A. Bank Suit Sale – Buy One Suit, Get Two Free for Two Days Only

Tweet Are you like me and find yourself needing to wear a suit every day? As you know, it can be pretty expensive to keep up your wardrobe. But, if you act now, you can save some major cash on JoS. A. Bank suits today and tomorrow. A friend emailed me an email he was […]

Did You Get Suckered Into the Fake Gas Price Hike from Hurricane Ike?

Did You Get Suckered Into the Fake Gas Price Hike from Hurricane Ike?

Tweet This latest hurricane in the Gulf was a pretty big deal, and last week before it even came ashore, people began speculating that it would have a significant impact on oil production and gasoline supplies. While it’s true that down in that part of Texas, there is plenty to be concerned with when it […]

Ask the Readers: How to Have a Frugal Vegas Vacation?

Ask the Readers: How to Have a Frugal Vegas Vacation?

Tweet Here at Generation X Finance, I’m typically the one dispensing advice, but this time, I’m asking you. During the last week of October, my wife and I will be heading to Vegas for about 4 or 5 days. For her, this is her first time out there, and while I’ve been there before, the […]