How Do Normal People Handle Their Finances?

I am not exactly sure how normal people handle their finances.  First thing is first, I don’t believe myself to be normal when it comes to the personal finance realm.  This is not to say I am extraordinary, but rather, I think a better synonym would be weird. I write on a personal finance blogContinue Reading

Back to Zero With Credit Card Debt

When I started my personal finance blog in 2008 I had over $16,000 worth of credit card debt.  It took about a year or so but I paid that all off, and The Wife and I were one of those people with literally zero credit card debt that carried over month to month.   ThisContinue Reading

September 2013 Net Worth Update

For the second time this year, and only a handful of times since I started tracking my net worth…my net worth is down.  But it is different than times in the past, because for some reason I am not bothered at all.  While I am not disillusioned to believe I am doing all I canContinue Reading

When is it Time to Give Up a Dream?

I am not entirely sure how facebook decides who should be in my feed when I am on my way to my latest stupid gaming addiction* but currently facebook often throws in someone that I went to high school with who is in a band touring dive bars.  It seems that band is partially successfulContinue Reading

Of Course Credit Score Matters to Women

I believe that as humans we often refuse to acknowledge that we are animals, and as animals, we have certain instincts whether we are even conscious of them.  While those instincts can and are often suppressed by society…they sometimes break out without anyone even noticing.  For example, why do 17 year old males feel theContinue Reading