I’ve been looking at new ways to work with our finances, ways to make tracking information as easy and compulsive as checking Facebook or Twitter. Recently, my wife and I have turned to apps, testing to see what the best way for us to track our money. Note: My wife and I have completely combined finances.… Read more Apps On Money: Financial Tracking Apps
Needing something to read while on a trip, and thinking a lot about monetary issues as of late, I decided to pick up a copy of Robert Kiyosaki’s Rich Dad, Poor Dad. It seems the Rich Dad company is releasing a new edition of the book in mass-market paperback format which, for a book like this,… Read more Rich Dad, Poor Dad: What a Difference Life Experience Makes
I don’t like Christmas. Don’t get me wrong, I’m hardly a Scrooge. I LOVE the holiday! But there’s always something that bothers me about receiving gifts. (By this logic, I also dislike my birthday, something everyone around me can attest is entirely false.) Here’s the deal: receiving gifts–or payments, or praises for that matter–bothers me when I don’t feel like I’ve earned them. In fact, it makes me feel pretty terrible. Humbled, but terrible.
If you’re a long-time reader of this site (and therefore an unofficial stalker, thank you very much) you know that back in 2006 I put up a bunch of posts on car shopping because I was buying a used car. (If you click the link, keep clicking on “Older Posts” for the complete list of… Read more New Car Time Again, and Why I Won’t be Buying Used
For those of you who haven’t caught it, CNN.com is producing a series called Going Solo, focusing on entrepreneurship. Great reading for anyone considering striking out on their own, or anyone who has been (or fears they might be) pushed out of the employee’s nest and needs to figure out how to bring in some… Read more Just a Note: CNN’s “Going Solo”
“Can you help a brother out?” To a lot of you reading this that conjures up images of a guy in dirty clothes, wondering the streets or sitting on the sidewalk, hand outstretched and asking for some cash. In this case, it’s sort of like that, but not really. Actually this edition is named as… Read more Le Linkage #17: “Can You Help a Brother Out?” Edition
Note: When I started writing this post I didn’t think it was going to get as in depth as it has. As such, I recommend you take a paper and a pencil and jot some notes on the issues I discuss here. The world of credit and credit cards can be a scary thing, but… Read more The Misconception of Credit Card Debt
One thing The Wife and I have realized that as much as we’ve focused on finances over the life of our marriage, neither of us had ever suggested actually making a step-by-step plan for financial freedom — until this past weekend.
Someone once told me that America is a land built upon systems. This was why the nation had been so successful. And as I poke around the world of business (it doesn’t matter which type of business) the statement rings truer and truer every single day.
Last week I did something I don’t remember having done for at least two years: I didn’t post anything on this site, at least nothing of consequence. If you’re wondering how it felt, don’t. The reason I took the hiatus was because I’ve been so swamped with matters of life, work, and money (learning, not… Read more Sure I’m Busy. Still Beats Getting Killed by a Manticore