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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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Avoid Fund Overlap to Achieve True Diversification in Your Portfolio

Identify and Eliminate Overlap for Real Diversification So, you’ve got a nice portfolio with a handful of index funds that include a good mix of growth, value, and various market caps. You’re diversified quite well, right? Not so fast. If you’re like most investors, even though you have a number of funds that you’re invested in, chances are there’s a lot of overlap going on. What is fund overlap? […]

13 Job Websites & Boards for Freelance Designers to Find Work

Almost any type of freelance work is filled with its ups and downs. At times, you might find quite lucrative jobs that pay well for your efforts, while other work might have you burning the midnight oil for just a few bucks. That’s the downside of freelancing, as well as what creates the excitement of the work. Even with lower paying jobs, you never know what they might lead to down the road. […]

Robert Kiyosaki is Off his Rocker (Again) – Is The 401(k) Really the Biggest Scam Ever?

Is the 401(k) a Scam? If there’s one thing I love about checking the Yahoo! Finance columns it’s that I know every time Robert Kiyosaki posts something I’m going to either laugh out loud or shake my head in disbelief. This past week has proved no different, and the self-proclaimed financial guru who shouldn’t be offering financial advice has done it again. […]

A Few Things I Do to Organize My Finances

This is a guest post by Mr Credit Card from Ask Mr. Credit Card. Today, Mr Credit Card is going to write about ways to keep your finances organized. If you are looking for a credit card, then be sure to check out his best credit cards list section. Telling folks to be organized in their finances is easy to say, much harder to do. […]

Green Gift Giving Guide: How to Save Green By Giving Green

Tis’ the season to be thrifty and these eco-friendly gifts won’t force you to spend a lot of green in order to be “green”.  From water powered alarm clocks to hand cranked blenders and electric cars, there is a perfect gift out there for everyone that you are buying for.  In no particular order, I have compiled a list of some of my favorite environmentally conscious products and services and liste […]

Cooking Tips to Help You Keep Your Energy Bills Down This Holiday Season

The holidays are a time for delicious food shared with company. Most of us will be hosting holiday parties, entertaining family, or making traditional holiday goodies to pass around with friends and family. […]

Are You a Credit Card Junkie? Learn How to Kick the Habit

Are you a credit junkie? Millions of Americans are, including our favorite relative, Uncle Sam. We usually think of junkies as drug addicts or drug peddlers, but a junkie is any person who derives inordinate pleasure from or who is dependent on something. For many people, that’s buying things with credit. In other words, spending money on things they can’t afford. […]

A Few Black Friday Shopping Tips

Black Friday (the day after Thanksgiving in the United States) provides consumers with bargains beyond their wildest imaginations.  Retailers offer their goods and services at decreased prices as a way of persuading men and women to start their holiday shopping earlier. […]

5 Reasons Why You Will Retire Broke and Unhappy

Retirement is one of the major end goals for many of us. After putting in a few decades of hard work we hope to be able to break free from the daily grind and do what really makes us happy. That could be starting a new career, traveling the world, or simply enjoying a slower paced lifestyle. […]

Poll: Do You Use Coupons?

Coupons have been around forever, but it sometimes takes a economic crisis like we have today to get people to start using them. On the other hand, many people have been using coupons long before we entered a recession. So, where do you stand? Have you been a coupon user all along or has the recession led you to begin using them? […]