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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Friday Finance Findings for July 24th

I got a new phone. That might not seem like big news to most of you, but I’ve never had a decent cell phone. Since about 1997 I’ve only ever had the very basic phone available. Typically it only made calls, didn’t have a camera or even internet access. […]

Chase Bank is Helping You Avoid Fees by Stating the Obvious

It may not come as a surprise that banks thrive off of fees, but I saw something interesting last week while logging into my Chase account. They had a little animated window pop up with 5 tips to help you avoid checking account fees. Hey, how nice of them. They are looking out for me and making sure I don’t pay any unnecessary fees. Well, let’s not get ahead of ourselves. […]

How to Brew Your Own Beer and Maybe Even Save Some Money – Introduction

Homebrewing Can be a Rewarding and Frugal Hobby Have you ever thought about brewing your own beer? Did you come up with the idea because you love great beer, or because you thought it might be cheaper than buying it at the store? Homebrewing has experienced a recent surge in popularity, and it probably has something to do with the economy. […]

Microsoft Money Users Can Switch to Quicken With Big Discounts and Free Software

Microsoft Money Customers:  Transition to Quicken! As you may have heard last month, Microsoft is winding down it’s Money platform. I know a lot of you use MS Money and have been happy with it for a long time. Unfortunately, going forward there are not going to be any additional updates. […]

Friday Finance Findings for July 17th

Earlier this week I had a poll asking readers how they were coping with the recession. It probably doesn’t come as much of a surprise, but the majority of responses had something to do about being more frugal. Frugality is one of the easiest ways to immediately improve your bottom line. […]

Poll: How Are You Coping With the Recession?

We’ve all known for a while now that we’re in a recession. It doesn’t matter if you want to follow the exact definition of a recession or not, most of us are feeling the pain in this economy. […]

Take Free Investing Classes at Morningstar and Even Earn Rewards

Most of us didn’t get much of a formal education when it comes to investing. We may have learned some basic concepts in an economics class, but when we’re talking about stocks, bonds, mutual funds and investment strategies, most of us have to learn on our own. […]

Friday Finance Findings for July 10th

It’s been a while since the last roundup, but we’re going to get back into the swing of things this week. It’s been pretty challenging over the last few weeks trying to keep up with everything with the new baby around here. People always tell you how things will change once you have a child but you never fully understand until you actually go through it. […]

Using Morningstar’s Mutual Fund Comparison Tool to Compare Funds

Morningstar is great, and it is one of my favorite investing research sites out there. They have a ton of tools available for researching stocks, mutual funds, and now options. While some of these tools do require a premium membership, there are plenty of great tools that are free and available to everyone. […]

Your Home is Not an Investment – Don’t Treat It Like One

Your Home May Be Your Greatest Asset, But It Still Isn’t An Investment We’ve been taught over the years that the American Dream is owning a home. Not only that, but your home is your greatest asset and can be used to build wealth. Well, that way of thinking has made a lot of people poor. Real estate has made plenty of people wealthy, but it makes even more people poor. […]