What Monthly Expenses Exist Today That Weren’t There in the Past?

The other day I had an interesting conversation with Helaine Olen, an infinitely more talented writer than I, about what is holding back my generation and the generation below me from financial prosperity.  I was responding to a recent article by Ms. Olen titled “The Problem with Finovate” in which it is her contention that,…Continue Reading

My Steps to a Healthier Life

What can I do today to make tomorrow better?  I try to answer this question on days when I’m struggling to eat properly or on days when I feel cruddy because I’ve eaten poorly.  Many people struggle day in and day out to eat the way they think they should eat.  Whether it’s to lose…Continue Reading

Why Does it Seem Like Public Unions Do Not Want to Face Reality?

Unlike most personal finance bloggers I share my thoughts about other issues including politically charged topics.  In the past I have explained how I don’t often agree with union/labor on the smallest of issues and to a lesser extent the teacher’s union; well we have yet another example today. I do not know a lot…Continue Reading

You Can Now Get Sued for Interfering with an Expected Inheritance in California

As always nothing provided in this BRIEF post should be considered legal advice. I am not sure how this flew under my radar for so long but according to Wealth Management there is a new tort on the books in California.  The tort is Interfering with an Expected Inheritance.  For those that are not familiar with…Continue Reading

Newlywed’s Beginning Guide to Finances

Post by Amanda Getting married often means learning how to blend two lives together into one household. While it may be romantic during the ceremony, actually merging two lives can be a lot of work. Everyone tends to have their own ideas about how to manage their social, home and financial lives. It took Evan…Continue Reading

August recap and September Goals

How did your $1000 Challenge go?  Mine went phenomenally, but more on that after I address my other August goals. Read King Lear: Success!  I actually read 2 other books as well, some investing book and The Well Trained Mind. $500 extra towards mortgage: Success! I hope to be able to add an extra $1000…Continue Reading