“In the short run, the market is a voting machine, but in the long run, it is a weighing machine”
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Fresh off the second huge stock market rally from a frightening decline in the past year, I thought it would be timely to do a bit of reflecting.
For those with very short memories (or news …

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Why there has Never Been a Better Opportunity for Financial Success (Yet we Fail)
December 22, 2014 | 9 Comments
Why there has Never Been a Better Opportunity for Financial Success (Yet we Fail)

Are you feeling down and out about your personal financial situation? Dug yourself a pretty deep hole to get out of? Feel like no matter how hard you work, you just can’t get ahead?
Relax. OK, …

The Genius of Tiny Homes (with Inspiring TEDx Talk)
December 15, 2014 | 28 Comments
The Genius of Tiny Homes (with Inspiring TEDx Talk)

I’ve talked about the benefits of tiny home living a number of times in the past, and for good reason: the average US home size is at an all time high of 2,598 square feet …

The Cheap Garage Renovation Project: $158!
December 9, 2014 | 7 Comments
The Cheap Garage Renovation Project: $158!

Over the summer, my better half and I wrapped up our latest renovation project – the garage!
I wasn’t wise enough to take “before pictures” so that I could post a before/after comparison here (yeah, dumb), …

Unlimited Vacation Days? No Thanks!
December 2, 2014 | 29 Comments
Unlimited Vacation Days? No Thanks!

The hottest new job perk these days is unlimited vacation time (aka “discretionary time off”, or DTO). That’s right, UNLIMITED VACATION DAYS! (WOO HOO!)
Virgin Air and Tribune (parent company for Chicago Tribute and the Los …

Jason Brown Leaves NFL Millions & then the Story Takes a REALLY Odd Turn
November 25, 2014 | 13 Comments
Jason Brown Leaves NFL Millions & then the Story Takes a REALLY Odd Turn

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays, and while you contemplate leaving your friends and family for the consumer madness of Black Friday, I wanted to share a good story that is in the spirit …

Roth IRA Basics, In a Question & Answer Format
November 23, 2014 | 29 Comments
Roth IRA Basics, In a Question & Answer Format

Roth IRA’s have become quite popular among the millennial generation (and beyond) and can be a great addition to your retirement savings arsenal. But Roths bring a lot of questions with them, so I wanted …


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