Investment Tips for First-time Workers

None of us plan to be poor when we retire, especially when we are young and starting our first jobs. Getting that first paycheck, no matter what amount it is, generally feels like a million bucks just to have your own money in the bank. But considering how many poor retired people there actually are,

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

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

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

September 2012 Net Worth Update

Every month since January 2011 I have shared how my net worth has changed from the month before, year to date and even the growth since I started this experiment.  I share just the progress and not the actual numbers.This absolute zero method has its obvious draw backs like you don’t know if I started