Are you Ordinary? Here’s the Secret to Becoming Rich
Tue, 09/2/14 | 2 Comments

We’ve all seen the catchy headlines and probably even shamefully clicked on a few of them (no shame with THIS article though):
“Frugal teacher retires with $2 million in savings”.
“Mailman makes millions in the stock market.”
“Librarian …

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Getting Paid to Do What you Love: A Close Look at Marketable Hobbies
February 21, 2010 | 5 Comments
Getting Paid to Do What you Love: A Close Look at Marketable Hobbies

There was a really positive response to the ‘marketable hobby’ concept in my post about shifting the perception of what retirement is and should be, so I thought it would be great to explore it …

The First Steps to Stop Dreaming & Start Retiring – NOW!
February 15, 2010 | 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 …

Never Hire a Contractor without Following These 5 Steps First
February 14, 2010 | 12 Comments
Never Hire a Contractor without Following These 5 Steps First

How to Find a Good Contractor & Save Money
If you’re like me, your home is your baby. You wouldn’t hire the first babysitter that you found in an ad without first asking some questions and …

Gender & Personal Finance: Do Men Still Dominate Personal Finance in the Home?
February 10, 2010 | 17 Comments
Gender & Personal Finance: Do Men Still Dominate Personal Finance in the Home?

I grew up in a household that had very traditional gender roles around who handled the finances.
My father worked full-time in tax auditing and my mother was a stay-at-home mom. Since my father made all …

The Top 10 Cheapest New Cars of 2010
February 7, 2010 | 32 Comments
The Top 10 Cheapest New Cars of 2010

Update: I have since published a list of the cheapest new cars of 2014.
I’m not an advocate for buying new vehicles versus used. However, there is some merit in buying an extremely cheap new car …

Avoid Putting your Bridesmaids & Groomsmen in Debt
January 31, 2010 | 19 Comments
Avoid Putting your Bridesmaids & Groomsmen in Debt

If you’re in that twenty to thirty-something age range, odds are that you have friends and family who are getting married. If you are close with any of them, there’s a good chance you will …


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