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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Four Fiscally-Fit Financial Roadblocks

In a few short months, you’re probably going to give yourself a money-related New Year’s Resolution that will last all of about two or three weeks. It might be to save more money or spend less. It might be to start keeping a budget or invest more in the stock market. Whatever it is, the odds of you keeping your resolution past a few weeks is really small because that’s how resolutions are. […]

Become a Fan of Generation X Finance on Facebook

Do you like this site? Are you on Facebook? Well, now you can have a little bit of both. I have set up a Facebook Fan page for Generation X Finance. I actually set up a fan page a long time ago but at the time I messed up and created it as a local business fan page and it was not set up how I wanted it. […]

Friday Finance Findings for October 9th

Wow, where have the past few weeks gone? It has been a busy around here lately. As I may have mentioned in one of the last roundups we were in the process of trying to buy a new house. Amazingly enough, we’ve already been living in the new place for three weeks! Of course, we still aren’t completely unpacked, so it still doesn’t quite feel like home. […]

Take Time to Learn About Your Benefits During Open Enrollment

Fall is in the air and that means many employers begin their open enrollment period for benefits. Even if your employer doesn’t do open enrollment in the fall, keep reading. Your employer provided benefits are an important aspect of your finances so it’s a good idea to study your options carefully. […]

Poll: 47% of Households Will Not Owe Taxes in 2009 – Is That Fair?

I don’t think you can find a single person out there who enjoys paying taxes, but I encountered an interesting article on CNN this morning that said nearly half of all U.S. households will not owe any federal income tax for 2009. […]

Fall Maintenance Tips for Your Home That Can Save You Money and Protect Your Family

Fall is upon us and that means cooler weather is setting in. With this colder weather comes higher energy costs when heating your home, additional chores to take care of around the house, and the potential for damage to your home thanks to the weather. So, before the really cold weather arrives you should use this time to do some fall maintenance to ensure your home is ready for the winter. […]

Plug Your Money Leaks and Save Hundreds of Dollars Painlessly

Does it always seem that your money never goes as far as it should? One of the main culprits are the slow money leaks that we all have. These are generally recurring monthly expenses for a subscription or service that by itself appears quite small, but when you factor in dozens of these potential leaks it can drain hundreds of dollars from your budget each month. You know what I’m talking about. […]

Student Loans by the Numbers

I think we can all agree that a college education can be expensive. In fact, in many cases a four year degree can easily run upwards of six figures. You may have recalled one of my posts last week that talked about saving for your child’s college education versus saving for retirement. […]

Asset Allocation is Important But There Are More Things to Consider When Investing

Investing can be as simple or complex as you want to make it. With literally thousands of funds to choose from and countless individual stocks it’s easy to see how choosing the investments for your portfolio can be a daunting task. On the other end of the spectrum it can be incredibly easy. […]

Develop a Healthy Attitude About Money and Spot Unhealthy Habits

Becoming financially independent requires that you live below your means and pu tsome money away for the future but there’s more to it than that. Something as simple as your attitude about money can have a significant impact on the financial decisions you make. […]