retirement

After my most recent Net Worth update, where I showed some serious losses in the stock market last month, a reader shot me the following email… As someone who calculates his net worth and asset changes on a monthly basis, I am wondering how you personally react to wild market changes such as what has […]

  I was checking my twitter stream yesterday when I stumbled on an article by my girl Sandy titled “I Bought A Rental Home With My 401K“. If you’re too lazy to click-through and read the article the gist is Sandy took out a $40,000 401K loan to pay cash on a $38,000 investment property […]

Lifestyle inflation

December 16, 2011 · 31 comments

In a little over month I will receive a small raise at work to the tune of $2,447. While I’m stoked to be getting any raise at all, let’s be real, it’s not a life changing amount. In fact, it only works out to about a $75 net gain each paycheck. Big Macs on me […]

Financial Priorities.

October 6, 2011 · 41 comments

First things first, apparently I’m a little late to the game, but I made a Facebook fan page last night for Punch Debt In The Face (See the new widget in the sidebar on the right?). I don’t really get why that’s better than my Facebook profile page, but for some reason people tell me […]

It’s homecoming week here for the local high school. I don’t know if your school was like mine, but during homecoming week each school day had a theme. One day you’d wear school colors, another a funny hat, or a costume, or my personal favorite….matching day. I’d always dress up to match my best friend….who […]

Are you emotional?

August 4, 2011 · 24 comments

Yesterday the Dow dropped more than 500 points, nearly five percent. Girl Ninja and I lost around $2,000 as a result. When I told her the tragic news she asked if I was really sad/mad about it. Do I like losing money? Heck no techno, but that’s what I signed up for when I decided […]

Ninja answers.

June 21, 2011 · 15 comments

Got an email from a lost soul yesterday and I thought we could help put her on the path to eternal riches. Check it… Hi! I’m a long-time reader of your blog. I want to start a retirement account for myself. I’m a 23 year-old, soon-to-be-married female with a full-time job. My employer does not […]