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Growing Older With Fewer Monthly Bills
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Growing Older With Fewer Monthly Bills

OWTK is a brand ambassador for TracFone’s #TracFoneFamily campaign. All opinions expressed below are honest and unbiased, as always. These kinds of conversations simply don’t happen. Frankly, there have been disturbingly few conversations between my brother and I over the past several years, but the ones we have had were […]

The 10th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and the End of Flood Insurance
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The 10th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and the End of Flood Insurance

We don’t live in the 9th Ward. We don’t live in New Orleans, near the Gulf of Mexico, or within miles of a body of water of any note. And yet, a short while after Hurricane Katrina struck a decade ago, pummeling NOLA and the Gulf Coast like Ronda Rousey […]

President Obama’s Free Community College Plan is a Step in the Right Direction
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President Obama’s Free Community College Plan is a Step in the Right Direction

I doubt that community college, as a concept, is a divisive issue (although, it being 2015 and this being the internet, nothing would surprise me). In case it is, know that I stand defiantly in the community college corner. I love community college and believe that most every college-bound student […]

Walgreens Healthcare Clinics Offer Consumers Price Transparency
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Walgreens Healthcare Clinics Offer Consumers Price Transparency

I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for #CollectiveBias and its advertiser. The Top 3 Times I Needed a Walgreens Healthcare Clinic Philadelphia are all panic-y situations resulting in odd-hour visits to the ER, […]

Why You Should Retire Now (A Little Bit)
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Why You Should Retire Now (A Little Bit)

Just before 2013 waved to us from the docks, I decided it was high time I position myself at the helm and exert more control over my retirement savings rather than continue to acquiesce to unseen Wall Street power brokers. Here’s why you too should retire now (a little bit).

The High Cost of A Cherry Popsicle (or The Lack of Healthcare Cost Transparency)
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The High Cost of A Cherry Popsicle (or The Lack of Healthcare Cost Transparency)

How much do these things cost? A trip to the ER, a pill and a Popsicle. No one seems to know and Jeff Bogle has a major problem with that.

Invest in Childhood

It’s 529 College Savings Day! Or Something

Oh how clever. The financial industry is jumping on the “day” bandwagon (see: National Pancake Day, Talk Like a Pirate, Waste An Entire Day On YouTube Day, etc.) by making today, 5/29, 529 College Savings Day. Seems like as good a day as any then to revisit my case AGAINST […]

Invest in Childhood

The College Savings Discussion on HuffPost Live

I was a guest on a segment of HuffPost Live yesterday discussing my ideas about ways a parent/grandparent/guardian might better invest in a child than merely saving money for their college education. The 1/2-hour discussion was lively and engaging, although it too often veered away from my focus on this […]

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