My car affects my self esteem, and other reasons I’m pathetic

My car affects my self esteem, and other reasons I’m pathetic

02 December 2009

The truth is that I find my self-esteem supported by both a solid investment strategy and certain material things. Though, I believe that through self-discipline we can reach a happy medium.

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Game Theory: The Prisoner’s Dilemma and Personal Finance

Game Theory: The Prisoner’s Dilemma and Personal Finance

01 December 2009

Let's use game theory to analyze the true payoffs of using and not using credit cards. I'll then show you how companies distort the truth hoping that you'll choose a non-optimal solution.

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Black Friday Survival Guide: Don’t leave home without it

Black Friday Survival Guide: Don’t leave home without it

24 November 2009

I love Black Friday. I love the crowds. I love the deals. What I don't love is the constant urge to spend more money.

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Posted in Saving Money, FeaturedComments (9)

Does your investment strategy need to be on Ritalin?

Does your investment strategy need to be on Ritalin?

19 November 2009

So how can your investment strategy end up with a social disorder? Do you need to put your investments on Ritalin?

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The Modern Marketing Machine: 6 reasons it’s Us vs. Them and how to win

The Modern Marketing Machine: 6 reasons it’s Us vs. Them and how to win

13 November 2009

I believe marketing helps us gain knowledge of products, services, and opportunities that we might not have otherwise known about. I believe marketers spend everyday trying to open our heads and rewire us to buy their stuff.

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Weekly Summary: Friday the 13th

Weekly Summary: Friday the 13th

13 November 2009

Weekly recap for the Week of November 13th.

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Eat food in your pantry, you’ll save money. Really.

Eat food in your pantry, you’ll save money. Really.

02 November 2009

I think we've all read articles talking about how we should make a shopping list before going to the store. And yet, we still have what I'm going to call "unintentional food storage."

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Review: Dave Ramsey’s “Financial Peace Revisited”

Review: Dave Ramsey’s “Financial Peace Revisited”

02 November 2009

A review of Financial Peace Revisited by author Dave Ramsey. See why I give the book a 3.5 on a scale of 1-5.

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Why coupons could cost you more money

Why coupons could cost you more money

27 October 2009

Corporations have spent millions and millions of dollars over decades teaching us that buying something on sale is the same thing as "saving money."

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Review of writing a Will on LegalZoom

Review of writing a Will on LegalZoom

19 October 2009

A review of what I liked and didn't like about using LegalZoom.com to do our Last Will and Testaments.

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6 Reasons individual stocks are a bad idea

6 Reasons individual stocks are a bad idea

15 October 2009

So my father and I have this ongoing debate. I keep trying to get him to invest in more mutual funds but he enjoys the thrill of buying and selling individual stocks too much.

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Dave Ramsey said to sell my stuff and payoff debt

Dave Ramsey said to sell my stuff and payoff debt

13 October 2009

A letter to Dave Ramsey about my experiences in selling my stuff to pay down debt.

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