Building a Retiree’s Income Stream at a Younger Age

There are no shortage of discussions about how retirees can catch up on retirement savings when you one is starting later in life.  While it is obviously a very important topic for a large percentage of the Country, articles that the one linked above make me think about something related but unrelated.  I don’t want… Continue Reading

Using Chaikin Portfolio Health Check to Analyze my Portfolio

As a personal finance blogger I get approached to review products all the time.  Most are terrible and don’t hold my attention long enough to even begin to think about writing a post.  Notwithstanding, some are pretty cool and I was excited when I was approached to check out the Chaikin Portfolio Health Check.  The… Continue Reading

July 2012 Net Worth Update

After denouncing the idea of tracking my networth for a year or two I started tracking my net worth since January 2011 and after my smallest gain in May 2012 and my first negative month in June 2012 I am back track! Since I am not comfortable sharing whole numbers I provide growth information.  I… Continue Reading

What The Hell is Wrong With Some People? Emergency Funds vs. The Smart Phone

I choose not to discuss them often but the basics of personal finance are the same whether you are making $46,000 or $460,000.  I feel like most people are smart enough to understand if you are spending more than you are making that is is unlikely that you’ll get out of the situation you are… Continue Reading

5 Money-Saving Tips for First-Time Homebuyers

When people dream of their future goals, they typically dream of four things: a decent job, making sufficient money, a wonderful family, and a dream home.  Even with the instability of the economy, many people are still determined to become homeowners. There are several steps prospective homeowners can take in order to make sure they… Continue Reading

The Secret Business I am Dying to Open Up

I have been giving a lot of thought lately about a very specific type of business to open.  While I have had some businesses in my past (some I am not proud of, and some like this blog that I am very proud of), I have never run a brick and mortar business so the… Continue Reading