March 25th, 2009
"The real troubles in your life are apt to be things that never crossed your worried mind, the kind that blindside you at 4 pm on some idle Tuesday."
-- Kurt Vonnegut
I wish we were always smart enough to prepare for flat tires, traffic tickets, coffee spills on our laptops, emergency flights for someone sick in our family, and ...
February 24th, 2009
Do you ever wake up in the morning, roll over, and say, "Man, I wonder what my personal finance brethren said about me as I was sleeping?" No? Hm, I guess it's just me. Anyway, stay with me today as we weave the story of toilet paper, toothpaste, a rudimentary SWOT analysis, and a $1,000 challenge together. It's really ...
February 17th, 2009
I don't write much about current events here, because they usually don't affect your personal finances, but I wanted to point out something interesting I just read.
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Have you ever noticed how everyone seems to have "the answer" to the healthcare crisis or the economic meltdown? The problem is, they usually don't see above their own ...
February 8th, 2009
Note: In many cultures, you would be considered a huge jackass for asking these questions out loud.
1. How much money do you spend each month?
2. Where does it go?
3. Where do you want it to go?
4. Are you rich?
5. What does rich mean to you?
6. Hey, how’d you pay for that iPhone?
January 28th, 2009
Need to cut down on eating out? Going out?
Here's how I do it (this is from an upcoming lifehacking movie):
January 22nd, 2009
If you're coming here from today's AP story, or you've been reading a long time, here are some of my favorite recent posts that you may have missed:
How I'm saving $25,000 in 2009. What to do when you make major purchases, keeping account information in one place, negotiating down service providers (cable, cellphone) once per year, working on ...