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A Review of the Personal Finance Classic: Your Money or Your Life
Mon, 02/6/12 | 4 Comments
A Review of the Personal Finance Classic: Your Money or Your Life

I recently read the personal finance classic book, Your Money or Your Life, and wanted to write up a little review with some thoughts.
This book, first published in 1992, is still very popular to this …

What is your Personal Savings Rate? (reader poll)
Tue, 08/30/11 | 31 Comments
What is your Personal Savings Rate? (reader poll)

The average U.S. personal saving rate (as a percentage of income) over the last few years has hovered around 5%. But what goes in to the BEA‘s (U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis) personal savings rate …

What is Net Worth?
Mon, 07/11/11 | 11 Comments
What is Net Worth?

The term “net worth” gets thrown around a lot as an essential financial value that you should pay attention to.
Indeed, it is a metric that you should have a vague knowledge of. But probably not …

Traditional Retirement is DEAD! Now What?
Wed, 06/1/11 | 16 Comments
Traditional Retirement is DEAD! Now What?

It used to be that retirement was an attainable vision for just about everyone in the U-S-of-A.
Definition of Retirement: sit around the home, read the paper, play some golf, drive around town in a Cadillac, …

3 Steps to Pull Away from the Rat Race & Work Fewer Hours
Mon, 11/22/10 | 8 Comments
3 Steps to Pull Away from the Rat Race & Work Fewer Hours

The Rat Race
You work more hours, you make more money. Sometimes more money than you’ll ever need. Without purpose. That is the rat race.
Whether you garner an hourly wage and see a direct monetary impact …

The First Steps to Stop Dreaming & Start Retiring – NOW!
Mon, 02/15/10 | 18 Comments
The First Steps to Stop Dreaming & Start Retiring – NOW!

Fantasizing about retirement is a favorite past-time for just about anyone who has ever held a 9-to-5. But that dream of what lies ahead is starting to look a whole lot different these days.
How I …


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