40+ Hours a Week Making Money & ZERO on Personal Finance? INSANITY!
Mon, 03/23/15 | 11 Comments

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 …

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Obamacare Upheld by Supreme Court: What it Means for YOU
July 4, 2012 | 14 Comments
Obamacare Upheld by Supreme Court: What it Means for YOU

You are probably aware that last week the Supreme Court upheld almost all of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), or “Obamacare” as many have affectionately or angrily dubbed the healthcare reform laws.
I …

The BIG Home: American Dream or Disease?
July 2, 2012 | 14 Comments
The BIG Home: American Dream or Disease?

The Big Home American Dream
One of the biggest financial mistakes that I see time after time from friends, co-workers, and family is buying a big house.
Human beings are dreamers and planners. We like to think …

Frugal Origins: Why do you Practice Frugality?
June 25, 2012 | 17 Comments
Frugal Origins: Why do you Practice Frugality?

Are you Frugal?
As Peter Griffin’s ancestor, the great philosopher Thomas Griffin, once posed, “Whyyy??”.
Where did the concept of “frugality” come from? And what compels human beings to adopt a frugal lifestyle?
Is modern day frugality rooted …

Down Payments: How Much Should you Put Towards them?
June 22, 2012 | 58 Comments
Down Payments: How Much Should you Put Towards them?

A down payment on a home mortgage is serious business.
The term “mortgage” originated in France with the meaning of “death pledge”, after all. Quite literally, for many people, once they take one on, they’ll carry …

When Personal Finance Overlooks Ideology, You Lose
June 19, 2012 | 10 Comments
When Personal Finance Overlooks Ideology, You Lose

The more I have written about personal finance, read about it, and discussed it with others, the more I have come to the conclusion that all personal finance advice can be distilled down to two …

Drop Driver Points & Get Insurance Discounts by Taking a Defensive Driver Class
June 18, 2012 | One Comment
Drop Driver Points & Get Insurance Discounts by Taking a Defensive Driver Class

Article note: My wife recently highlighted her car accident story. This is a follow-up that we worked on together on getting driver points dropped (and/or insurance discounts) through a defensive driving class, right after she …


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