What are you worried about?

November 19, 2009

I’ve never really understood why asking people about money is off limits. What are people worried about? Why is it offensive to ask someone how much their new car cost, how big their mortgage is, or how much they are contributing to their 401K? Finances are often a “don’t ask, don’t tell” gig. Now I’m […]

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“Good debt” is for dumb people

November 18, 2009

I was facebook chatting yesterday with one of my loyal readers. She was discussing her car loan, when I mentioned my student loan. She said “At least your student loan is ‘good debt’.” She put good debt in quotes because she knows (and I know) there ain’t no such thing as good debt (did you […]

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Wife = asset or liability?

November 17, 2009

So I have this great plan in my head: Get married and get rich. They go hand in hand right? Okay, I know it may not be all gravy, but I still can’t wait for the days of being a DINK (Dual Income No Kids). I’ve got a gameplan in my head, but I wanted […]

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Let’s play the hypothetical game….

November 17, 2009

So I was driving home last night and the host of the radio show I was listening to proposed a question to all of his listeners. I thought it was kind of an awkward question. This is what he asked: If you could get paid to do something you already do on a regular basis, […]

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I’m on Facebook!

November 16, 2009

I’m on Facebook as of this weekend. It’s a lonely world in FB land right now. I NEED MORE FRIENDS! I’m totally resulting to whoring myself out and begging for your friend requests. Click the image below to go straight to my FB page. I even threw in some pictures of myself (for the ladies) […]

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Help Gertrude out!

November 15, 2009

One of my favorite parts about having a blog is getting reader mail. I love when people ask questions. Not because I think I can provide some incredibly insightful advise, but it affirms that people value my opinion. Instead of me directly responding to the following email, I figured I’d post it up here and […]

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Being dumb is a good thing

November 12, 2009

I never really thought about it before, but being dumb is kinda awesome. I had a conversation with my financial analyst buddy about short term municipal bond funds. Twenty four hours ago I couldn’t have spelled municipal, but now I know a good chunk about them. I’m a tiny bit “less dumb” now because of […]

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