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Win the Lottery or Have the Perfect Job?
Mon, 07/20/15 | 13 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 …

All Successful Financial Goals Should Start with This
Mon, 07/6/15 | 12 Comments
All Successful Financial Goals Should Start with This

There are an endless variety of financial goals that you can set out to achieve.
Some can be very short term, i.e. “I’m not going to spend a dollar today.”
Some can take a little more planning …

Why there has Never Been a Better Opportunity for Financial Success (Yet we Fail)
Mon, 12/22/14 | 9 Comments
Why there has Never Been a Better Opportunity for Financial Success (Yet we Fail)

Are you feeling down and out about your personal financial situation? Dug yourself a pretty deep hole to get out of? Feel like no matter how hard you work, you just can’t get ahead?
Relax. OK, …

The Active Chaser vs. the Passive Spectator
Wed, 07/16/14 | 3 Comments
The Active Chaser vs. the Passive Spectator

Most of us want financial success, yet surprisingly few are successful at it. Why? What is the the defining characteristic of those who achieve financial success?
If there’s one thing I have learned over the years …

The Cheapest Way to Listen to your Favorite Music, Uninterrupted
Mon, 07/7/14 | 10 Comments
The Cheapest Way to Listen to your Favorite Music, Uninterrupted

Back in the early 90’s, I gave up the pencil-rewind cassette playing Walkman and purchased its successor – the Sony Discman. Man, that thing was cool. All I needed was something to actually listen too…
I …

Lessons from The Greatest Undocumented Investment Bubble in Modern History
Wed, 12/18/13 | 26 Comments
Lessons from The Greatest Undocumented Investment Bubble in Modern History

Around the same time, every Saturday, I’d pocket my $1 weekly allowance (not a typo), and head down to the local ice cream parlor on my bike.
I’d throw down my crumpled up dollar on the …


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