Monthly Archives: December 2013

What Are You Resolving New Year’s Eve?

It seems to me that I post the same thing every year. I resolve to lose weight. I resolve to get my house cleaned up. I resolve to get my financial house in order. I resolve to write X number … Continue reading

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Are You A Victim?

The question was asked over at MoneyNing that inspired me to rant a bit. The question: Are you a victim of marketing? Does watching commercials influence your purchasing decisions, and if not, how do you resist? Marketing is one of … Continue reading

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How to Get God, the Universe, and Newton’s Laws of Motion On Your Side

These past few weeks have been instructional ones for my daughter Allison, and for me as well. This time last year, Allsion was in the dumps because her fledgling career as a cello instructor had taken a nose dive. Specifically, … Continue reading

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Santa Claus is Coming to Town! (And He’s Got His Hands in Your Wallet…)

Yep, this is it. The last six shopping days before Christmas are upon us, and I’ve barely started my shopping. My challenge this year is much the same as in years past — not so much time (my parents and … Continue reading

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Don’t Skip Twice

As part of my goal to become financially stable, I have, for the past two years, worked on developing the habits that Tom Corley identified as “habits of rich people.” Not because they’re habits of rich people, or because I … Continue reading

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Why You Don’t Really Want to Be Rich (At Least, Not Yet)

“I want to be a millionaire. I think everyone in the world should be a millionaire!” This from a friend who is otherwise quite sensisble. I’ve done my homework, though, and I DO NOT want to be a millionaire, at … Continue reading

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Poverty: Whose Fault Is It Anyway?

Dave Ramsey, in a post script to one of his blog posts, writes: Basically speaking, poverty is caused and perpetuated primarily by some combination of three things: 1) Personal habits, choices and character;2) Oppression by people taking advantage of the … Continue reading

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