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Olympic Athlete Finances: From Poverty to the Penthouse
Thu, 08/9/12 | 2 Comments
Olympic Athlete Finances: From Poverty to the Penthouse

I must confess to being completely consumed by the Olympics.
Where else can you watch a 16-year old Asian-American high-schooler beat down a 49 year-old Asian-Dutch woman while taunting her with ping pong slang in Chinese …

Lifestyle Inflation… Justified.
Wed, 08/1/12 | 11 Comments
Lifestyle Inflation… Justified.

“As long as I’m going to college, I might as well get a top notch degree. It may be pricey, but school is good debt. Besides, dad will help out, right?”
“Now that I have tens …

Income & Happiness Studies: How much is Enough?
Wed, 05/2/12 | 13 Comments
Income & Happiness Studies: How much is Enough?

Can money buy happiness?
Yeah, probably, to an extent. Or it can at least remove some unhappiness. We can all agree on that, right?
Better question: “at what $ amount can money no longer buy happiness?”
There’s been …

The Marriage of Impact Reduction & Personal Wealth
Mon, 04/16/12 | 7 Comments
The Marriage of Impact Reduction & Personal Wealth

Earth Day is coming up this coming Sunday, so I wanted to contribute by sharing my personal story, thoughts, and beliefs on impact reduction, ethical responsibility, and personal finance and distill it all down into …

How much should you Spend on an Engagement Ring? How about Nothing?
Mon, 02/13/12 | 80 Comments
How much should you Spend on an Engagement Ring? How about Nothing?

We were standing at the top of a hill on an island in the middle of Lake Michigan. It was a clear September day, my soon-to-be wife’s birthday, as a matter of fact.
A rare bald …

Wedding Insurance: Do you Need it?
Wed, 11/2/11 | 3 Comments
Wedding Insurance: Do you Need it?

I’ve started hearing about wedding insurance more and more lately and have had a few readers ask me questions about it.
I honestly did not know it existed until recently. So I decided to do a …


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