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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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Money Saving Tips – 10 Ways to Save Money

With the economy the way it is, virtually everyone is looking for ways to cut back. Saving a little cash may seem like a challenge, but it is quite painless with a few strategies. With the right attitude, you may even find the pursuit of saving money fun and rewarding in the end. 1. Cancel a Service Look at your monthly bills and see if there is somewhere to cut back. […]

States With No Income Tax

In early 2007 as I was getting everything back from my CPA for my 2006 tax return, I was a little shocked. As it turned out I owed more to the government than I had ever even made in a single year prior. It was crazy to me that I was about to write a check that large to the government. […]

Start 2013 Off Right By Reviewing Your W-4 Exemptions

Life is rarely static and things are constantly changing from year to year and the start of 2013 serves as a great reminder. One item that is often overlooked is the W-4 IRS form. We are most familiar with this form when we start a new job as it is generally required to be completed upon hire. […]

Saving Money on Valentine’s Day

7 Tips To Save Money On Valentine’s Day Are you on a tight budget this year? Do you think it means you have to forgo having a romantic Valentine’s Day? Think again. You can create a memorable time for you and your loved this Valentine’s Day, all without breaking the bank. After all, sometimes the most romantic things you can do don’t involve expensive dinners, lavish gifts, or big plans. […]

How to Throw a Super Bowl Party on a Budget

It’s that time of year again. Are you ready for the Big Game? Wait, are you hesitating because you’re a little tight on cash this year? No need to worry because hosting a Super Bowl party doesn’t have to be a budget buster. Here are 10 tips that will help you save money on your Super Bowl party. 1. Lose The Decorations Have you ever gone to a Super Bowl party to look at the decor? Of course not! […]

Good Debt vs. Bad Debt

The accumulation of debt is can be a necessary evil for personal finances. The majority of us don’t have enough cash on hand to pay for a child’s education or a house. However, a majority of people often let debt grow to dangerous levels. […]

Lowest Paying College Majors

With today’s economy down in the dumps, many people are attending college to guarantee financial security. The college students are looking to achieve a goal, to graduate with a degree and get a great job. Isn’t that the way the college fairy tale ends? Unfortunately, this could not be further from the truth for many degree seeking individuals. […]

Factor In Closing Costs When Buying a Home

Buying a home is usually one of the biggest financial decisions you’ll make in your lifetime, but what many new homebuyers overlook are closing costs. Closing costs are funds, in addition to a loan down payment, paid at settlement. […]

The Pros and Cons of Co-signing a Loan

There are many situations where you might find yourself being asked to co-sign a loan. Often such a request can arise in the context of a personal relationship. […]

Saving Money on Winter Energy Bills

As a budget conscious consumer, you might be wondering how you can save money on your energy bills this winter. There are a variety of methods that you can use to save money on your energy bill and with a little creativity you can do it. What does it take to succeed? […]