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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Announcing the New Money Tips Network

In case you missed the announcement over on Wise Bread, there’s a new blog network and I’m proud to be a part of it. You’ll see the Money Tips badge on this site and others who participate. There are a lot of great blogs in the group and I’m sure you’ll find it as useful as I do It’s my pleasure to introduce you to the Money Tips Network. […]

Congress Is Investigating Target Date Funds - Should You?

This is a guest post by Neal Frankle,  CFP ®. Neal found himself in a financially fragile situation at the age of 17. Both his parents passed away while he was still in high school, leaving behind a small insurance settlement. Neal sought out a financial advisor to help him invest his nest egg so that it would help put him through college. […]

Get Your Quicken 2009 Discount Before May 31st - 33% Off

There are a number of financial management programs out there, but Quicken has been one of the leaders for years. I’ve been using Quicken for about three years and just recently upgraded to the 2009 edition. It’s really nice, and if you’re looking for a comprehensive financial management program it’s hard to beat. Luckily, Quicken has decided to extend their sale until the end of May. […]

8 Small Changes You Can Make to Save an Extra $100 This Month

The Authors of “The Power of Small” Share a Few Small Tips That Can Add Up to Big Savings Let’s face it. Right now, times are tough and we’re all looking for little ways to save in our day to day routines. Although saving an extra $100 a month sounds like a lofty goal in an economic climate where every penny counts, we know it’s easier than you think. […]

Consider a Microsoft TechNet Plus Subscription to Keep Computing Costs Down

If you’re reading this, you’re using a computer. Computers have become a necessity for most of us, and in many cases, we have even more than one. Unfortunately, computers can also have costs associated with them as technology continues to advance and software gets updated. […]

CNN Money’s 7 Best Ways to Save - Are They Really the Best?

Everyone wants to save money these days. The economy is struggling, energy costs are still high, retirement accounts have been decimated, so finding ways to stretch your dollar have become more popular than ever. But what are the best ways to save money? I stumbled across this article by CNN Money that lists the 7 best ways to save $2,000 a year. Sounds intriguing. […]

Friday Finance Findings for April 24th

Well, it looks like my hot streak trading options is coming to an end this week. Over the past month or so I’ve been trading some puts and calls on various stocks based purely on technical analysis. I used to do a lot of short-term trading, but I don’t have the time to keep up with it regularly any more. […]

Buying High and Selling Low Continues for Many Investors

I’ve talked about this trend in the past where people do just the opposite of what they should be doing. Ask even the most novice investor and I bet they can recite the words “buy low and sell high” to you. It’s an incredibly simple concept, yet most people can’t follow through with it. Human behavior plays an important role in determining actual investment returns. […]

Poll: Have You Refinanced Your Mortgage Recently?

I’m sure you’ve already heard the news, but mortgage rates are down significantly over the past year or so. Many people are talking about getting into a fixed mortgage with rates under 5%. That’s pretty significant when you consider that just a few years ago most people were getting 30-year fixed loans for anywhere between 6-7%. So, there has been a lot of talk about refinancing. […]

Supreme Court Case Highlights the Importance of Keeping Your Beneficiaries Up to Date

Kennedy v. Plan Administrator for DuPont With little fanfare, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on a case back in January that highlights the importance of keeping your beneficiaries up to date. Having a beneficiary on file with one of your financial accounts can make the transition of assets upon death a very simple process. But with this simplicity comes complacency. […]