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A Mandatory Exercise in Tracking your Personal Finances
Mon, 05/5/14 | 11 Comments
A Mandatory Exercise in Tracking your Personal Finances

As my income has grown, expenses have declined, and I’ve grown more and more in tune with my personal finances and long-term goals – an interesting and ironic thing has happened.
Time has seemingly slowed WAAAAY …

Thinking of Entering the March Madness Billion Dollar Bracket Challenge?
Mon, 03/17/14 | 5 Comments
Thinking of Entering the March Madness Billion Dollar Bracket Challenge?

I hesitated to write and publish this post, because Quicken loans is already getting a lifetime of free publicity from their Billion Dollar Bracket Challenge, insured by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway (yep, the same Warren …

Share your Biggest Financial Accomplishments of 2012 & Goals for 2013!
Tue, 01/1/13 | 21 Comments
Share your Biggest Financial Accomplishments of 2012 & Goals for 2013!

I hate resolutions as much as anyone.
But one thing I do like is reviewing (to understand where I’m at and what I’ve accomplished) and optimizing (to kick more butt in the future).
So I thought it …

Why “Spend Less than you Earn” is Flawed Financial Advice
Tue, 01/24/12 | 21 Comments
Why “Spend Less than you Earn” is Flawed Financial Advice

One of the most over-used, over-rated, over-hyped financial cliches out there is “spend less than you earn” or similarly spend less than you make”.
We’ve all heard it. Many of us have lived by it. But is …

Would you do your Job if you Didn’t Get Paid for it? (reader poll)
Sat, 09/10/11 | 20 Comments
Would you do your Job if you Didn’t Get Paid for it? (reader poll)

“If you wouldn’t do your job for free, then find a new one.”
I’m not sure who originally came up with this notion, but I’ve heard a number of my colleagues and a number of writers …

Two Paths to Financial Independence. Which will you Take?
Thu, 07/21/11 | 32 Comments
Two Paths to Financial Independence. Which will you Take?

It’s easy to put off saving for retirement until mid-life, take out a 30-year mortgage on a big home, watch cable TV to pass time, rely on student loans instead of working to pay off …


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