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My Personal Finance Review of Last Year & 2016 Goals
Mon, 01/4/16 | 11 Comments
My Personal Finance Review of Last Year & 2016 Goals

Reaching the end of a calendar year always pushes me to pause, reflect, and move forward with a little exercise that I like to share with my readers.
Reflecting on past accomplishments and failures is always …

REI Closing Its Doors on Black Friday & Paying Employees
Mon, 11/2/15 | 13 Comments
REI Closing Its Doors on Black Friday & Paying Employees

You guys know how much it fires me up when big corporations do bad stuff that takes advantage of their employees, customers, and society. Cases in point: VW dieselgate.
In recent years, retailers have shown unscrupulous …

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 Active Chaser vs. the Passive Spectator
Wed, 07/16/14 | 3 Comments
The Active Chaser vs. the Passive Spectator

Most of us want financial success, yet surprisingly few are successful at it. Why? What is the the defining characteristic of those who achieve financial success?
If there’s one thing I have learned over the years …

A Time to Reflect & Move Forward
Mon, 12/23/13 | 7 Comments
A Time to Reflect & Move Forward

The holiday season is full of good and bad extremes. Traditions made to endure and traditions made to be broken. Some make us happy, some make us sad, and some are a bittersweet.
Spending time with …

Why Personal Finance is so Taboo
Mon, 10/21/13 | 13 Comments
Why Personal Finance is so Taboo

When you stop to think about it – there are very few things in this country that are more taboo to talk about than personal finance.
We rarely talk about our income (especially at our places …


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