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Note to Neal Gabler: Sorry, the Middle Class Can’t Have it All
Mon, 04/25/16 | 11 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 …

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 …

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 …

40+ Hours a Week Making Money & Zero on Personal Finance?
Mon, 03/23/15 | 15 Comments
40+ Hours a Week Making Money & Zero on Personal Finance?

Lets talk about personal finance time investment.
One of the great profound mysteries that I have been completely unable to understand or solve in my 7+ years of personal finance blogging is why the masses invest …

Labeling the 3 Types of Purchases Makes you a Wiser Consumer
Mon, 11/10/14 | 14 Comments
Labeling the 3 Types of Purchases Makes you a Wiser Consumer

At the simplest level, when you break down everything you buy, or consume, it can all really be distilled in to 3 categories:
1. The stuff you actually need.
2. The stuff you want, that you think …

The 17-Item Grocery Challenge: Creating A Low-Cost Food Plan
Tue, 09/9/14 | 20 Comments
The 17-Item Grocery Challenge: Creating A Low-Cost Food Plan

The one expense category where my wife and I have not cut back on is food.
The average cost for food, per household, was $6,599 in the last full year of measured data. Despite rarely dining …


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