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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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? […]

How to Become a Successful Secret Shopper and Supplement Your Income

Secret shopping has been given a bad rap lately.  Websites that promise “to pay you to shop” and then make you jump through hoops or sign up for their sponsors’ offers have done damage to reputable companies like Strategic Reflections, Beyond Hello, and Jancyn, who are hired by businesses to evaluate the level of customer service that they receive when frequenting their stores or hiring their serv […]

Avoid a Financial Holiday Hangover This Year

Plan Ahead to Avoid a Financial Holiday Hangover Does this scenario sound familiar? You use credit cards to do your holiday shopping, promising yourself you’ll pay the debt off within two or three months. […]

Start Making Year-End Tax Moves Now and Save Big Money

It’s not even Thanksgiving yet, but the tax year is rapidly drawing to a close. In less than two months we’ll starting 2010 so if you’re planning on making some year-end tax moves, now is the time. Unfortunately, most people wait until their W-2s and 1099s start coming in before seriously thinking about taxes, but by then you’re left with very few options to correct the current tax year mistakes. […]

5 Freelance Writing Websites That Pay Frequently

When it comes to making extra cash, the internet has a lot to offer its users.  Online auction sites provide members with a place to peddle goods and services and social media networks like Twitter and Facebook make it possible to self-promote with ease.  Those individuals with a knack for the written word can find legitimate, paid work-at-home opportunities online.  In fact, those writers wanting […]

Friday Finance Findings for November 6th

Money trivia time. What was the highest value note ever printed by the U.S.? If you guessed $100,000, you’d be right, but not so fast. It wasn’t your typical bill. The highest-value bank note ever printed by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing was the $100,000 Gold Certificate, Series 1934. […]

Poll: How Much Money Do You Feel You’ll Need to Save For Retirement?

In the discussion about income for life and annuities earlier this week a lot of interesting points were brought up. We all know that we need to save something for retirement, but just how much are people expecting to save? You hear all sorts of numbers thrown out there saying you need to have a million dollars by retirement, or save up ten times your annual pre-retirement income, and so on. […]

How to Earn Income for the Rest of Your Life: The Good, Bad, and Ugly of Annuities

It wasn’t long ago that employees were rewarded for their loyalty to a company with a pension. For you younger readers the word pension may seem like it’s from a foreign language. It’s true, and in recent years the classic pension plans have been dwindling. Pension plans had a very unique feature that most retirement plans today lack: income for life. […]

Friday Finance Findings for October 30th

Happy Halloween! Well, we technically still have one more day but it’s close enough. I’m not terribly excited about Halloween, but there is one thing happening this weekend that is going to be great, and that’s reverting from daylight saving time. You know why? It means one extra hour of sleep on Sunday! […]

How to Satisfy Your Need for Books and Movies Without Spending a Fortune

Has your current financial situation got you tightening your belt and omitting things like gifts and entertainment from your budget?  Has your weekly trip to the movies been replaced by Netflix?  Do the books that you read primarily come from the library?  Do you find yourself wishing you had more money to buy the things that you enjoy most? […]