Generation X Finance

Jeremy Vohwinkle is a Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor, the Financial Planning writer at About.com, and founder of Generation X Finance.

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Introducing Bundle – The Number One Source for How People Spend and Save Money

Have you ever wondered how your spending and saving habits stack up against others? Sure, we all have a general idea based on what our friends and family might be doing, but what about out there in the real world as a whole? Are you spending more or less than others in your city?  Is your location that much more expensive to live in compared to other areas of the country? […]

Poll: How Do You Prepare Your Taxes?

It’s that time of year again and the tax documents will start filling your mailbox in a matter of weeks. That means you will need to begin thinking about your tax return. It isn’t the most exciting chore in the world, but it’s something that just becomes part of our annual routine after a while. That sort of leads me to today’s poll question. […]

Friday Finance Findings for January 15th – Going Pro Edition

You want news? I’ve got some news for you. Starting next week I join the ranks of the self-employed, often referred to as a ‘problogger.’ Things didn’t work out with my employer, so here I am. It’s going to be an exciting, yet somewhat scary journey. The biggest concern is losing a big chunk of our household income. That hurts, especially when you are carrying two mortgages. […]

Considerations Before Doing a Roth IRA Conversion if You Are Using Account Assets to Pay the Taxes

Everyone loves the Roth IRA. If you read any personal finance blog, website, or listen to any financial guru they will rave about how the Roth IRA is the best thing since sliced bread. What makes this investment vehicle even better is that back in 2010 anyone could convert their Traditional IRA (therefore pre-taxed) accounts to a Roth IRA regardless of their income. […]

New Law Makes it Harder for Teens to Get a Credit Card Starting February 22

Good or Bad, The New Law Makes it Harder for Teens to Obtain Credit You may recall that back in May of 2009 the President signed into law the Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009, or CARD. This act was packed with all sorts of new credit card rules and regulations that would hopefully lead to more responsible borrowing. […]

Do You Have a Financial Problem? You Could Receive Professional Help and Become a Reality TV Star in the Process

A lot of interesting stuff comes across my desk each day and this is something that grabbed my attention. There is a new personal finance reality series that will be hitting the airwaves later this year. Specific details are still under wraps, but they are still casting for upcoming episodes. This is where you may come in. […]

Quick Dining Solutions for the Family On the Go

Keeping up with your family’s increasingly hectic schedule can be a bit taxing at times.  Is it any wonder then that your evening meals often come from a can or a box?  Major constraints on your time prevent you from whipping delectable cuisine like Sandra Lee or Rachel Ray but that doesn’t have to be the case.  The following recipes and cooking methods will pack a whole lot of pizzazz in a short […]

Friday Finance Findings for January 8th

If I haven’t mentioned it yet, happy new year! I hope everyone is excited about 2010 as I am. After what we’ve gone through in terms of the economy, real estate market, and wild ride in stocks, I think we could all use a little break to see things start to get back to normal — whatever normal is these days anyway. […]

Do I Need an Accountant or CPA? Knowing When to Outsource Your Taxes

Finding an Accountant Can Lead to Big Tax Savings If you’re like most Americans you probably have a good handle on completing your taxes on your own. […]

Earn Up to 8 Free Disney Passes with Disney’s Give a Day Get a Day Program

Do you dream of a Disney vacation but can’t justify paying full admission for every member of your family?  Well, this year you won’t have to.  Disney’s Give a Day, Get a Day Program allows up to eight members of your family to sign up via its website for free.  In exchange for a day of volunteering at a local charity or non-profit organization in the United States, Puerto Rico, and Canada, each i […]