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Personal Inflation Rate: the Metric that Helps Limit Lifestyle Inflation
Mon, 03/7/16 | 7 Comments
Personal Inflation Rate: the Metric that Helps Limit Lifestyle Inflation

One of my very favorite personal finance metrics to calculate, monitor, and compete against is my personal inflation rate (as one half of a married couple, it could more rightfully be referred to as “household …

Millennials Need Financial Mentorship
Mon, 02/22/16 | 11 Comments
Millennials Need Financial Mentorship

A survey of 5,500 millennials (aged 23-35) shined a worrisome light on the financial acumen of the group as a whole. George Washington University and PwC Bank recently analyzed the survey data and found 8 …

Reviewing Last Year’s Biggest Wins & Losses & Setting 2015 Goals
Mon, 01/5/15 | 25 Comments
Reviewing Last Year’s Biggest Wins & Losses & Setting 2015 Goals

Every year, I like to pause and reflect on what my wife and I have accomplished over the previous year, as well as where we fell short of our goals and see room for improvement. …

The Millennial Personal Savings Rate is in. Sound the Alarms!
Mon, 11/17/14 | 13 Comments
The Millennial Personal Savings Rate is in. Sound the Alarms!

When someone asks me to give them one personal finance metric to really focus on that matters more than any other, there is no hesitation in my reply: “personal savings rate“.
No matter which way you …

5 Stupid Post Grad Financial Mistakes I Made & the Lessons Learned
Thu, 02/23/12 | 15 Comments
5 Stupid Post Grad Financial Mistakes I Made & the Lessons Learned

I’m on decent financial footing at the moment.
And I like to think that my financial decisions these days are based on sound reason.
But it wasn’t always that way.
Like most recent college grads I did some …

5 Personal Finance Goals for your Thirties
Mon, 03/29/10 | 22 Comments
5 Personal Finance Goals for your Thirties

I’ve covered personal finance goals for your twenties over and over (like a broken record). Despite the name of this site, I’ve discovered that there is a contingency of all age groups who frequent and …


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