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Note to Neal Gabler: Sorry, the Middle Class Can’t Have it All
Mon, 04/25/16 | 10 Comments
Note to Neal Gabler: Sorry, the Middle Class Can’t Have it All

Last week, 3 different friends sent me a link to what has apparently become a viral article: The Secret Shame of Middle-Class Americans. The article was written by Neal Gabler, a man who by all …

The Average Wedding Cost Can Cripple New Families
Sun, 04/10/16 | 7 Comments
The Average Wedding Cost Can Cripple New Families

The Average Cost of a Wedding Has Increased Significantly
The average wedding now costs $32,641, according to CNN, up 4.6% from the prior year.
This is more than 10 times what my cheap wedding cost.
It’s also more …

To Build Wealth, you Must Defy Status Quo
Mon, 02/15/16 | 4 Comments
To Build Wealth, you Must Defy Status Quo

Everyone wants to know the secret to building wealth. To get to that secret, lets first start off with some basic math. There are just two variables in the wealth equation:
1. what you make (your …

Free National Park Days & National Park Week!
Mon, 01/25/16 | 7 Comments
Free National Park Days & National Park Week!

2016 National Park Week
Mark your calendars for free national park days, with the longest stretch of days beginning with the U.S. National Park Service’s “National Park Week“.
This year’s National Park Week is: Saturday, April 16 …

Improve your Finances with Gratitude
Mon, 08/17/15 | 9 Comments
Improve your Finances with Gratitude

My recent post on the poor financial outlook for millennials reprised my role as Debbie Downer, but it finished with solutions and a message that hopefully resonates,
“We can take gratitude in the abundance of everything …

Win the Lottery or Have the Perfect Job?
Mon, 07/20/15 | 14 Comments
Win the Lottery or Have the Perfect Job?

Someone recently posed an interesting brain teaser to me,
“Would you rather win the lottery or have the perfect job?”
Details were lacking, and it got me thinking (which was probably the point):
“Perfect by whose standards? And …


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