Yearly Archives: 2009

Some Links that I found Interesting

I have never really done a post highlighting links that I like but tonight I ran into a few links that I feel EVERYONE should check out. Ever wonder what a TRILLION dollars actually looks like? If you were curious whether the Emergency Fund has made it to mainstream? Wonder no more…The WSJ has covered

The Law of Diminishing Marginal Utility and Debt Repayment

The Law of Diminishing Marginal Utility and Debt Repayment

Law of Diminishing Marginal Utility I got on the subject of Law of diminishing Marginal Utility with The Wife today, a theory which I was able to explain to her today in english.  Despite it being an economic theory (read: usually hard) it is quite easy to understand.   First thing is first – utility means satisfaction.  Investopedia defines the Law

Life is More than Just Finances

There is More to Life than Finances I  got a very large reminder today that life is about more than just finance, personal or otherwise.  Today (3/9/09), I spent approximately 14 hours in a hospital.  My dad had an aortic valve replaced (AVR Surgery).  My dad is an interesting guy he is otherwise known as “Pops”,  Uncle “his

Financial Update 3/4/09

One of the main reasons I started this site was to keep myself accountable to anyone that was reading!  Boy, have I failed (go ahead and yell at me…its cool). Right now I am focusing on debt repayment, when that is over I will work on pumping up my savings and I will share those

For Most Investors Diversification is Key

For Most Investors Diversification is Key

I felt horrible today as one of the planners who works in my office brought up a client we worked on 2 years ago.  As I have explained in the about me, I am back office support for a lot of fee based and commission based financial planners. This particular client came across my desk

9 Personal Finance Lessons from Legend of Zelda

9 Personal Finance Lessons from Legend of Zelda

As I was going through this Week’s Carnival of Personal Finance hosted by Free Money Finance (hell yeah my article on Verifying your Beneficiaries was chosen by FMF) I found a GREAT blog post that I had to rip off. Let me be clear, I am completely ripping off Pimp Your Finances’ post – his article, titled