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Affluenza

More than ever, we have big houses and broken homes, high incomes and low morale, secured rights and diminished civility. We excel at making a living but often fail at making a life. We celebrate our prosperity but yearn for purpose. We cherish our freedoms but long for connection. In an age of plenty, we feel spiritual hunger. – David Meyer — People don’t need enormous cars, they need... read more

A Finger in Too Many Pies

Don’t put all your eggs in one basket. – English Idiom — All right, so let’s get the elephant in the room out of the way first. ¬†That quote was crap. ¬†I know it. ¬†You know it. ¬†(And if you find a better quote about diversification, e-mail me or leave it in the comments and I’ll update it!) I’m going to venture into territory I’m not overly experienced with... read more

Pay Yourself First

Money is only a tool. It will take you wherever you wish, but it will not replace you as the driver. –Ayn Rand — I talked recently about the effects of debt on your pocket book, and more specifically about how credit card companies and bank loans can have you paying twice or sometimes even thrice the price of the item you initially bought.¬† It was not a pretty picture, but I hope it was... read more

Why I Avoid Debt Like The Plague

The only man who sticks closer to you in adversity than a friend is a creditor. –Author Unknown — If you’re only going to read one article on this site, it needs to be this one. Paradoxically to me, debt has usually been viewed by my peers as a convenient tool they can use to attain things they want before they have the means to do so.¬† If they were a little low on cash, they would just... read more
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