Things I treat as investments, not spending

A lot of people are really cheap. They'd rather not spend $1 than spend $1 knowing they'll make $5 back. That's not smart. On the other hand, smart people know they should treat certain expenses as investments, not discretionary spending. Another way to look at is that it's ok (even preferred) to spend money on anything where you'll make a ...

Oooh, Wired and I think the same about subscriptions

A little while ago, I wrote an article about the unbelievable amount we spend on subscriptions every month. $30/month for Internet $50/month for cell phone $40/month for cable TV (more…)

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More thinking about why you want to be rich

Nobody should want to be rich just for the money. Here's a great quote from Tim Sanders in his new book, The Likeability Factor. Success has been redefined. My grandmother, a product of the Great Depression, raised me to value a lifetime of financial security in which I would never lose my home and could afford to send my kids ...

How dumb people save

Of all the auto-related economy moves, premium vs regular gas is one of the least important! --Jonathan S. A little while ago, Jonathan sent me a long email telling me why he disagreed with me. We went back and forth, but one his points really stuck with me--saving on little things may help you feel better, but it often does ...

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Hybrid cars don’t save you money. Do the math!

This is a guest post by Ian Ybarra. Don’t lie to me, you hybrid lover. If you buy a hybrid car, say you’re doing it for the environment. Say you’re doing it to be cool like some tree-hugging celebrities you read about in US Weekly. Hell, say it because you can get it in ...

The Secret History of the Credit Card

Here's a great Frontline documentary by PBS: Secret History of the Credit Card Check out the interviews if you get a chance.

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