The vehicle litmus test.

April 30, 2013

Quit being a wuss. Subscribe to my blog. Got a comment on my most recent blog post that I think speaks a lot of truth. Here’s that comment: I don’t think many people buy (homes), expecting to move in less than 5 years. But it happens a lot, due to job changes, family changes, etc. […]

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American Dream or American Scheme?

April 29, 2013

Over 80 years ago, James Adams said “life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement”. This is known as the American Dream. Buying a home has also long been called the American Dream, probably because it gives one a great sense of accomplishment. After […]

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A lot can happen in 12 months.

April 26, 2013

Yesterday, I went all “Who wants to be a millionaire” on you guys and asked the audience a question. It was a simple question: How has your financial situation changed over the last 12 months? Of the 333 of you that responded, 240 said things have gotten better. Only 44 readers said things have gotten […]

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A fun new Thursday tradition

April 25, 2013

I’m pretty lucky to have the most loyal readers of any personal finance blog (notice I didn’t say “one of the most”). Larry, StackingCash, Mo D, Trina, Ryo, and many others have been reading and commenting on my blog posts for years. Some of you, have lurked for just as long, but never taken the […]

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Pedophile free

April 23, 2013

Let’s play a game shall we. We’ll call it “Let’s see how many pedophiles live by me”. Sounds like a blast doesn’t it!? Since I am an investigator by trade, I like to gather information on people and my surroundings. Sometimes this means going to a courthouse and pulling public records on people. Other times it […]

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Time for a change.

April 21, 2013

It was a busy weekend for me. Most of my time was spent redesigning MANteresting. We threw up a new logo. Moved some stuff around. And ultimately brought the site up to web 2.0 standards. After a couple of hours of coding in the MANteresting changes, I couldn’t help myself. I figured it was time to […]

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You couldn’t have predicted that.

April 17, 2013

You know the old saying, “You don’t know where you’re going, unless you know where you’ve been”? I’ve concluded whoever came up with that phrase must have been drunk, or high, or drunk and high. If you look at my career progression, I don’t think anyone would have guessed I’d be where I am today. […]

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