When should you repair it or replace it?

When should you repair it or replace it?

28 December 2011

I know that at some point you've had your favorite gadget or appliance brake and you are left with the conundrum - Do I repair it or do I replace it?

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Getting a job after college takes at least two years

Getting a job after college takes at least two years

16 December 2011

One of my favorite professors once told my class that getting a good job would take at least two years and that we needed to start immediately. I took that advice to heart.

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Hypnobirthing: Why we did it and why you might consider it too

Hypnobirthing: Why we did it and why you might consider it too

06 December 2011

Several of my friends have asked why we would choose to be unmedicated. I hope to answer that question with this post.

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Graduate from college debt free, I did and so can you

Graduate from college debt free, I did and so can you

29 November 2011

My wife and I were fortunate to graduate with four year degrees without a penny in debt. Since I firmly believe that you can also graduate debt free, I want to share some suggestions based on what we did.

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Dear Retailers: I want Thanksgiving back!

Dear Retailers: I want Thanksgiving back!

26 November 2011

This is me saying, "I want Thanksgiving back!" Do not open your doors before 5AM on Friday. Do not steal the attention from things that actually matter.

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Spend $300 on a Christmas tree and its trimmings? Hell yeah!

Spend $300 on a Christmas tree and its trimmings? Hell yeah!

23 November 2011

Typically, I write about how to save money or avoid the temptation to indulge. I, at times, have chastened friends for their unnecessary expenditures. Today, I want to express quite the opposite.

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How I spent only $77 on a trip to New York City [VIDEO]

How I spent only $77 on a trip to New York City [VIDEO]

20 November 2011

When I got the good news that I had an interview with Oxford's MBA program in New York City, I immediately went into how-do-I-spend-as-little-as-possible mode. Here's a break down of how I was able to only spend $77.31 flying across the country.

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HOW TO: 4 Tips on teaching your kids to be more grateful

HOW TO: 4 Tips on teaching your kids to be more grateful

08 November 2011

With Thanksgiving coming up at the end of this month, I naturally begin to think more and more about gratitude and the role it plays in my family. We have striven to teach our kids to appreciate what they have and be generous with others.

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5 Cheap Halloween Costume ideas for when you’re on a tight budget

5 Cheap Halloween Costume ideas for when you’re on a tight budget

31 October 2011

Halloween can definitely get expensive after buying decorations, costumes for the whole family, food for parties and treats for the trick-or-treaters. Personally, I'd like to celebrate holidays in a less expensive style.

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Is there anyone who doesn’t diversify their investment portfolio? Apparently yes!

Is there anyone who doesn’t diversify their investment portfolio? Apparently yes!

18 October 2011

I thought I would never have to write another post on diversification. I was horribly wrong. If you still don't understand why individual stocks are stupid and almost juvenile, then read this.

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Timebox your way to better financial health

Timebox your way to better financial health

27 September 2011

Timeboxing is a concept normally used in project management, especially software development. This post is about breaking down a large task into smaller tasks and giving each one a due date.

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Use multiple “buckets” to maximize your retirement earnings potential

Use multiple “buckets” to maximize your retirement earnings potential

20 September 2011

Rather than creating one portfolio that is set to mature when you reach a certain age, let's say 65, create multiple portfolios with different target or maturation dates.

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