Yearly Archives: 2012

There are NO New Retirement Rules

I truly believe that there was no good old days whether we are talking about life in general or personal finances so when I saw the article titled, “7 things to know about the ‘new retirement’” I knew it was going to be terrible.  It didn’t disappoint.  I found the article on CNBC, but seemsContinue Reading

Would Seeing an Older Version of You Make You Save For Retirement?

Would seeing an older version of yourself make you save more for retirement? I am not talking about a cartoon older version of yourself, instead a legitimate rendering using the same technology “they” use to produce an older rendering of a missing child.  Lauren Barack explores this issue in an article titled, “Saving For RetirementContinue Reading

I Don’t Get the Hype About The Facebook IPO

A few friends have asked me what I thought about The Facebook IPO and I don’t really get the excitement.  First thing first, it has been way too long since I talked about things I don’t get!  Some past examples include “I don’t Get why People Say they Don’t Want to be Wealthy“; “I don’tContinue Reading

I am Very Disappointed in Myself

In the beginning of the year, I created my goals and objectives for 2012 and while I’ll do a full review in a couple weeks I was thinking about just one aspect of that post the other day and got pretty angry with myself.  I think these feelings started to brew when I noticed thatContinue Reading

Don’t Subsidize My Life–Optimize Your Expenses

I was having a conversation with a colleague the other day and somehow we got to the topic of certain expenses in our life.  When I found out he pays about 50% more than I do for our cable, phone and internet package I was shocked.  More than shocked I came up with a probablyContinue Reading

Two Important Requirements to Build an E-Commerce Business

The Internet has made it possible for anyone to open an online business and either create a side gig or a full-time income stream.  The cost of opening an Internet business is generally low, so you aren’t initially saddled with debt and can instead become profitable (hopefully) from the beginning. While being an Internet retailerContinue Reading