Thursday poll: Financial Freedom

June 5, 2013

Quit being a wuss. Subscribe to my blog. Unless you have millions in the bank, you and I are probably not that different. We are both likely working towards securing financial freedom. I like the term financial freedom because it is vague and totally subjective. For one person it might mean going off the grid, […]

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I might take out a $30,000 401k loan just to piss some of you off.

June 5, 2013

If you’ve been reading PDITF for longer than, say five minutes, you’ll know I’m not necessarily the smartest PF blogger of the bunch. But what I lack in brains I make up for in crappy stick figure drawings…right? Over the years I’ve read a handful of articles about 401k loans. Most articles pretty much say […]

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Does “buying low/selling high” apply to retirement?

June 3, 2013

Did you know I LOVE LOVE LOVE getting emails from PDITF readers!? It’s nice to break up the spammy sponsored blog post proposals that typically flood my inbox. “Dear Ninja, I would like contribute relevant financial information to blog readers of your fine website”.  Emails like that make me want to stab my eyeballs out […]

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Thursday Poll: Get in my belly

May 29, 2013

Last weeks poll made it pretty clear food is an important part in our financial journey. It is the biggest line item in most PDITFers budgets after housing costs. You could be a family of eight, spending $1,000/month on groceries or a bachelor spending $1,000/month on take out and beer. Food is something we can […]

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Should I accept a free financial consultation?

May 28, 2013

A few months ago, I signed up for a new money management website called Personal Capital. It’s a competitor to and apparently was founded by the former CEO of PayPal. I decided to give the new guys a shot and set up all my accounts shortly after they launched. After a few weeks of use, […]

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That time I did a video interview

May 24, 2013

Just came across this gem. It’s an interview I did at FinCon, the financial bloggers conference, in Denver last September. If you want to know what I sound like go ahead and give it a watch   p.s. I didn’t realize how annoyingly I chew my gum. My apologies.

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Thursday Poll: Largest expense excluding housing?

May 22, 2013

Unless you live at home with your parents, have paid off your mortgage, or get your housing costs covered by your employer, housing is probably your biggest expense each month. The second biggest expense, however, will vary greatly amongst us depending on what stage of life we are in. Word on the street has it […]

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