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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A Few Ways for Teens to Make Money

What teenager doesn’t love money? They want name brand clothes and shoes, the newest video games, the latest technology, and to be able to hang out with their friends on the weekend. Teenagers are bombarded every day with fashion and celebrities on television and in movies. […]

Shift Your Habit to Save Money and the Planet

Did you know that a simple shift in your habits will help you save money and the planet?  You heard that right.  You don’t have to radically change your lifestyle to start making a difference in the world.  Shift Your Habit by Elizabeth Rogers tells you just how.  The 279 page book published by Three Rivers Press is divided into nine chapters and covers such topics as Home and Garden, Food and Dri […]

The Bad News About Tax Refund Anticipation Loans

A Tax Refund Anticipation Loan (RAL) is a type of loan that many tax preparation companies offer, which is essentially an advance on your expected tax refund.  A RAL loan can be approved in a manner of minutes and the money accessible within a day or two. Since these loans are secured by your tax return, there are no credit checks or long approval times. […]

10 Unique Christmas Gifts for Men

This holiday season think outside-the-box and give the men in your life something other than a tie, fishing pole, or other equally dissatisfying object.  Use your imagination to give the type of gift that the receiver will actually use and appreciate. Here are some unusual gifts for him that he’ll really love and would never think of buying himself: Go Bag/Bug Out Bag – This item should be in eve […]

Should You Pay Off Your Auto Loan Early?

Carrying debt is always a drain on the finances, so many people look to pay off their loans early. When you’re talking about credit cards or other high-interest revolving debt this is certainly true. […]

How to Be a Good Thrift Store Shopper

Thrift Shopping the Right Way Oh how I love a good thrift store.  The Goodwill in Seattle was as large as the biggest department store I’ve ever stepped foot in.  There were literally aisle upon aisles of merchandise to choose from.  The book section was impressive.  Everything was organized by genre.  Imagine my excitement to find not one, two or three titles I wanted to read but dozens upon doze […]

5 Quick Tips to Save Money in the New Year

The new year is fast approaching and you may have made some resolutions where your finances are concerned.  I know I have.  Although 2012 was a relatively frugal year for me, I know there were a lot more corners I could have cut and things I could have done without. With this in mind, I decided to share five tips for saving more green in 2013.  Each is a suggestion that I plan on putting to good u […]

Five Tips To Help You Enjoy the Holidays More On Less Money

For many, the holidays are stressful. There always seems to be a shortage and time and money. If you find yourself lacking both, you’ll love the five tips I’ve come up with that will help you streamline your shopping and free up your days so you can truly appreciate the spirit of Christmas. Whatever you do, try not to fall into the trap that a lot of money needs to be spent to hand out gifts. […]

Ten Free Gifts to Give This Christmas

Who said the best things in life aren’t free?  Why not think outside the box this Christmas and give thoughtful, meaningful gifts that don’t cost a dime? […]

Teaching Personal Finance in the Classroom and at Home

Money is a taboo subject among most Americans, and few families even stop to consider discussing the household budget with their children. But with consumer debt totaling $13.4 trillion in 2010, according to the Wall Street Journal, students need a sound financial education just as much as they need a firm foundation in other subjects. […]