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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How To Do a Mid-Year Financial Checkup - Things to Think About This Summer

Most people really take a good look at their finances at two main times throughout the year: the very end or beginning of the year and come tax time. While these are great times to focus on your finances it is important to remember that the year is long and your life and the world around you is constantly changing. […]

Mutual Fund Fees for Beginners – Loads, Expense Ratios, and Share Classes

Mutual funds are one of the most common investment tools for the average investor. You’ll find them in your 401(k) plan, in your IRA, and everywhere in-between. Mutual funds are popular for good reason. They provide instant diversification without requiring a lot of money. […]

Poll: Have You Cut Out Cable or Satellite TV?

With the economy still in a slump and people looking for continued ways to save money, one of the first targets is cable or satellite TV. With monthly bills that can easily range anywhere from $40-$100/month, it’s no surprise that this is an area for savings. […]

Don’t Wait for Things to Get Back to Normal Because Normal May Never Return

Normal is Relative I hear the same thing from people every day, and in some cases even more than once a day. People love to say, “I’m going to wait until things get back to normal before _____.” Whether it’s in regards to investing, saving money, taking vacations, or whatever. […]

Friday Finance Findings for May 29th

Just a few quick updates before getting into this week’s links. There are a few special offers ending in the next day or two, so if you were looking at getting in on these you’ll need to act fast. First, the $25 Ohio 529 plan bonus. Don’t forget that you can receive $25 just for opening an account with $25 and then receive another $25 for each referral. […]

Making Money With Lending Club and a Review of Peer-to-Peer Lending

Does Lending Club Work? Peer-to-peer lending has been around for a few years now, and two of the biggest players are Prosper and Lending Club. I’m going to talk a little bit about Lending Club since that’s the service I’ve been using and have the most experience with. To give you a quick primer on peer-to-peer lending, it’s a relatively simple concept. […]

My Employer Stopped Matching My 401k – Should I Still Contribute?

This is one of the most frequently asked questions I’ve been receiving lately both at work and via email. Companies across the country are trying to find ways to cut costs during this recession and a prime target is the matching program on a 401(k) or 403(b). […]

Friday Finance Findings for May 22nd - iPod Touch Giveaway Edition

Hopefully you already saw it, but I announced yesterday that I’m giving away an iPod Touch. In addition, there’s also a bunch of other finance stuff for prizes as well, from Quicken to finance books. So, if you haven’t done so already, make sure you enter for your chance to win! In other news, is it just me or is everyone else glad summer is almost here? […]

Win an iPod Touch, Quicken, Finance Books and More in My 1 Million Visitor Giveaway

If you’re a regular reader, then you’ve probably heard me drop a few hints in the past week or two about the upcoming contest both on the site and in the email newsletter. A few weeks ago I noticed that I crossed the million visitor milestone, so to celebrate I wanted to give back to the readers. […]

Wise Bread’s 10,001 Ways to Live Large on a Small Budget

Chances are you’re already familiar with Wise Bread since it’s among the finance blog elite, but you may not know that their book 10,001 Ways to Live Large on a Small Budget was released earlier this week. You might be thinking it’s just another personal finance book, but this book is different. One of the best aspects of this book is that it’s a collaborative effort, just like their site. […]