Personal Finance

Stop Being Ashamed of Success

One of my all-time favorite “money” movies is The Pursuit of Happyness.  There are many lessons to be learned from the film, but one of the themes I most appreciate missing from the film is animosity for successful people. In fact, the movie’s main character, Chris Gardner (played by Will …

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Ruminations On Turning 40

I turned 40 last month. To some of you that probably seems really old.  To others it may seem still young.  As they say; it’s all relative. I like to think 40 is still young, but I know enough about actuary tables to know the ride is downhill from here.  …

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How Much Money Do I Need To Be Considered Rich?

how much money do you need to be rich

Being classified “rich” has, at times, attracted strong feelings from society.  Some people are envious.  Others are downright mad.  But just how much money do you need to be rich? Fortunately (or unfortunately), I’ve never had this problem.  I certainly don’t think of myself as “rich.” At least not financially. …

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Online Savings Account: How to Simplify Your Savings Strategy


One of my New Year’s resolutions is to automate my family’s savings goals. Things have been pretty scattered these last few months, and while I am managing to sock away a little money in our online savings account, I’m doing so rather unintentionally – just moving money to a general …

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16 Reasons Why You Are Broke


Thirteen years ago I was broke.  I mean flat broke.  I was stuck in a dead end job.  I had a mountain of student loan debt, a smaller mountain of credit card debt, a new car lease, and a newborn baby. I was stressed, depressed and anxious all the time. …

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