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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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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  Has your weekly trip to the movies been replaced by Netflix?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? […]

Want to Become a Millionaire? Don’t Be Like This Guy

Do you want to become a millionaire? Stupid question, I know. Who wouldn’t want to be a millionaire? Well, I’ve shared my 5 steps on how to become a millionaire in the past, but there are a few unconventional methods as well. One of those is to win big on a game show — namely, the Who Wants to be a Millionaire show. […]

How to Save Money for Christmas in a Short Amount of Time

Build Up Your Holiday Gift Budget in Just Two Short Months Can you believe that Black Friday is just a month away? It’s the biggest shopping day of the year and there will be countless deals to take advantage of to ramp up for the holiday season. After that, you have just under a month until Christmas. How does your holiday budget look this year? […]

7 Easy Ways You Can Save Money in College

Ah, college. Some say it’s the best time of your life, and while I wouldn’t necessarily agree or disagree with that, there is one drawback about college: you’re usually on a pretty tight budget. […]

Friday Finance Findings for October 23rd

Did you know that this week is National Save for Retirement Week? I actually didn’t find out until Monday. If I had known earlier I would have liked to have done a series of retirement posts this week. Oh well, I’ll just have to mark my calendar for next year. […]

The Dow at 10,000 – Where Do We Go From Here?

The Dow is at 10,000. Big deal, right? After all, it is just a number, but there has been a lot of emphasis placed on this milestone recently. Why is the media obsessed over this number? It has been over a year since we’ve seen the market at these levels, so whether it is an indication of good things to come or not, it’s welcome relief. But why all of the hype and predictions? […]

Best Things to Buy in the Fall – Find the Biggest Discounts and Sales on These Items This Fall

You may have already packed up your patio furniture and harvested everything from your garden, but that doesn’t mean it’s time to sit around the house and dream about next spring. […]

Check Our Yesterday’s Personal Finance Hour on Retirement

In case you missed it, I was a guest on the popular Personal Finance Hour hosted by Jim from Bargaineering and J.D. Roth over at Get Rich Slowly. Each Monday they spend an hour discussing a finance topic, chat with listeners, and take calls to answer questions. This week the topic was retirement. […]

TradeKing $50 Bonus for New Accounts – Through October 31st

Have you been looking for a discount online broker? Look no further than TradeKing. I’ve written about them in the past because they offer some of the lowest commissions in the industry and back it with fantastic customer service and trading interface. The rules are pretty simple. You just have to create a new account, fund it with $2,500 or more, and then place a trade. […]