Alpha Consumer

September 2010


5 Myths About Generation Debt

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The term “generation debt” tends to get thrown around a lot when it comes to describing today’s young professionals. Media pundits—especially older ones who have long paid off their own student loans—like to point out that we carry a lot of debt and spend more than our paychecks. But is that really ...

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Flex Spending: Worth the Cost?

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Flex spending, an employee benefit that enables people to pay for health care and other eligible costs with pre-tax dollars, seems, on the surface, like a wonderful idea. Users can save a lot of money by paying for certain expenses, from co-payments to deductibles to contact lenses, before taxes.

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personal finance