Yearly Archives: 2013

It is Amazing How Local Personal Finance Can Be

Most people discuss personal finance rules in absolute terms.  I hate it! I truly believe there are almost NO SET PERSONAL FINANCE RULES.  Rather, personal finances are well just that…personal and as I was reminded the other day local.  When I read posts about other personal finance bloggers and their housing expenses I become jealousContinue Reading

What is Rebalancing an Investment Account? Actually Rebalancing my 401(k)

It has been almost a year since I rebalanced and Reallocated my 401(k), so it is about time to take a look at the account. What is Rebalancing? According to investopedia rebalancing is, The process of realigning the weightings of one’s portfolio of assets. Rebalancing involves periodically buying or selling assets in your portfolio toContinue Reading

August 2013 Net Worth Update

Haven’t posted in about a week since I was taking a quick 3 day vacation on Fire Island with The Wife, The Boy and another couple (with their two kids).  Waking up on the beach at the Boss Man’s house is exactly the type of thing that motivates me to stay focused financially.  I knowContinue Reading

Will I ever Lose my 401k?

Post by SunCorp The 401k can be a great way to save towards your retirement, however, like many savings schemes, it can come with a few hiccups along the way, including the possibility to lose it all. The 401k allows employees to opt to take money out of their wage before tax is slapped onContinue Reading

How Much Money At One Time Would Change Your Life?

As I have gotten older and  more and more financially established I have noticed something about the thought given to financial windfalls.  I need a bigger and bigger number to make a difference in my life.  My guess it is only natural. When I first started this blog I had over $17K in CC Debt,Continue Reading

The Detroit Bankruptcy Should Teach You that Nothing is Guaranteed with your Finances

We are years away from understanding the full impact and consequences of Detroit’s recent decision to file a Chapter 9 Bankruptcy.  There will be lawsuit after lawsuit and motion after motion to determine what and how the Courts will handle the Country’s largest municipal bankruptcy.  The current estimates have us at about $18 Billion debtContinue Reading