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G.E. Miller

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Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
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DINK (Dual Income, No Kids)
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Latest Blog Posts

In researching how to respond to the Equifax hack and my deep dive into one of the possible responses – proactively placing a credit freeze – I couldn’t help but notice that there’s another new credit protection service option being pushed by the credit bureaus heavily these days: a credit lock. To be honest, I hadn’t heard of a credit lock prior, and assumed that a “credit lock” was just ...
Posted: Oct 09 2017 @ 12:42 PM
I’m very interested to see how the new Republican attempt at tax reform shakes out. We should all be interested. Because if it passes, it will impact each and every one of us (and our country) financially for many years to come. The details are still being released, so I will update this post as needed, but I wanted to dig in to what has been shared already at this ...
Posted: Oct 04 2017 @ 11:02 AM
The 2017-2018 flu season is here and sick days are about to start piling up. Should you get a flu shot? There are many good reasons to… On average, approximately 5% to 20% of U.S. residents get the flu and more than 200,000 people are hospitalized for flu-related complications each year. The CDC posted estimates of seasonal flu deaths from recent flu seasons in the United States, with an estimated ...
Posted: Oct 01 2017 @ 1:03 PM
In light of the massive Equifax hack, their deficient response, and the subsequent consumer panic from the 143 million compromised Americans (read: everyone who has ever applied for credit) that has ensued, I wanted to dive a little bit deeper in to one specific proactive measure that readers can utilize to protect themselves from identity theft fraud – a “credit freeze”. You’ve likely been considering using a credit freeze, so ...
Posted: Sep 24 2017 @ 5:28 PM
The Equifax hack is “red alert” level bad – and you should take notice. It is the worst disclosed data hack in history when you factor in the privacy, amount, and legacy use value of the information that was hacked. The personal data of 143 million Americans with credit information was breached, and it includes names, addresses, Social Security Numbers, date of births, credit card numbers, and personal documents (i.e. ...
Posted: Sep 09 2017 @ 2:54 PM
As I was thinking about all of the blood, sweat, and tears that went in to the United States labor movement that raised the bar for all workers and afforded most of us the luxury of spending this Labor Day with our friends and family, it struck me that I have never really gone in to great detail about my own employment history and how it has shaped my current ...
Posted: Sep 04 2017 @ 7:00 PM
Consider this an unplanned Part II rant to my “wealth alone does not make a hero” post a few weeks ago, as we were all gifted the perfect case-in-point of unheroic, wealth-flaunting, moral bankruptcy this past week. In case you missed the story, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin’s wife, Louise Linton Instagram posted (and since deleted) a cartoonishly disgusting depiction of what it means to be rich, which apparently involves ...
Posted: Aug 28 2017 @ 8:58 AM
I run a personal finance blog. And I do not have kids. When people find out these two facts about me, many of them jump to the conclusion that I don’t have kids BECAUSE I run a personal finance blog (“this dude watches his money, therefore he’s stingy, and limits spending on things that lead to joy and fulfillment, like kids”). It’s a derogatory thing to assume, but whatever, I’m ...
Posted: Aug 20 2017 @ 4:34 PM
A few weeks ago, it was tough to avoid stories in the news media that glorified Jeff Bezos’s ascent to the richest person on earth. And then, just a day later, in a stunning fall from grace, “Bezos dropped to the second richest person as Bill Gates reclaimed the #1 spot!“. This annoyingly petty play-by-play commentary and glamorization of those with obscene levels of wealth has been around for ages. ...
Posted: Aug 06 2017 @ 7:57 PM
Costco has long been known for selling bulk quantities of high quality foods and other consumables at discount prices. And those discounts are even sweeter when they are packaged with the Costco store brand – Kirkland Signature. As a decade-plus Costco customer and occasional beer, wine, and spirits consumer (responsibly and in moderation, of course), I had always found the Costco liquor selection to be somewhat under-developed over the years. ...
Posted: Jul 30 2017 @ 3:06 PM


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