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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 …

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 …

Two Paths to Financial Independence. Which will you Take?
Thu, 07/21/11 | 34 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 …

Have you Diversified your Income Streams? Share your Story!
Tue, 04/12/11 | 24 Comments
Have you Diversified your Income Streams? Share your Story!

I’m really in love with the idea of diversifying your income streams.
And I don’t mean “diversifying” as a means to survival – i.e. the single mother who NEEDS to work three low paying jobs to …

The Personal Finance Marathon: 4 Tips to Help you Stay on Track
Tue, 03/29/11 | 7 Comments
The Personal Finance Marathon: 4 Tips to Help you Stay on Track

We all have different reasons for being interested in personal finance.
– Getting out of debt.
– Buying the shiny, latest new thing.
– An education, a home, retirement.
– Protection against any possible hardship.
– The freedom to do …


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