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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

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

Do You Have a Right to Choose Your Child’s Degree or Major?

I tweeted this picture a little over a week ago: The conversation became lively but left me with the question – can a parent who is paying for college choose a degree or major? Can a Parent Choose a Child’s College Degree? I think the answer depends on how involved the parent is on a financial level.Continue Reading

How Many Fakers Are Out There?

I have increased my obsession with CNBC’s American Greed in the past couple months.  I think the increase has been due to the fact that since we moved I went to a different cable company than the one I had for the previous five years, so it takes a good 35 mins to get throughContinue Reading

Happy Fourth of July – Take a Moment to Read the Declaration of Independence

Just take a moment to actually read the document that started this experiment we call the United States The Declaration of Independence IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776. The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bandsContinue Reading