Money Management

Old money habits die hard

July 28, 2014

Good morning Dinks.  As you know I have had my share of money problems in the past.  I lived on credit cards, I spent more than I could afford to pay off each month (as well as years later) and I continued to apply for credit when I maxed out my existing cards.  I think […]

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Save, Invest and Reinvest To Build Wealth

July 22, 2014

It’s always astounding what a difference a few years of investing can make! One of the things my wife Miel and I have been doing is actively driving the process of how we build wealth by investing in stocks, saving aggressively (or not so aggressively) and self managing our real estate. Well, this long term […]

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Stressing About Money Is Making You Poor

July 20, 2014

Hi All, The Washington Post has a neat little piece looking at people’s time horizons and their ability to manage money. Essentially the article is highlighting new research by famous psychologist Philip Zimbardo saying that people who are future oriented and mentally ready to improve their finances tend to have better outcomes. In fact, the […]

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Money morons: Trust and money

June 25, 2014

Good morning Dinks.  I just watched an episode of the money-help reality TV show Money Moron starring Gail Vaz-Oxlade.  The opening sequence showed a husband spending money on eating out and the wife says “We agreed I would manage our money because I don’t trust him.”  My first thought was “YIKES”.  However my after thought […]

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Six Considerations When Investing In Stocks

May 27, 2014

Hi All, You have a lot of choices when it comes to your money. You could buy something fun like a flat-screen TV or a boat, you could remodel your house or you could even take that dream vacation. On the other hand, if you wanted to be a little more practical, you could put […]

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Better Living Through Budgeting

May 5, 2014

Hi All, Budgeting won’t make you rich, but its one of those healthy personal finance practices which can have a long run impact on your bottom line. To illustrate we’re running a video from Kiplinger’s Personal Finance (which is an under rated, but really solid provider of unbiased personal finance information). At 3:17 the video […]

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Lessons learned from Labyrinth

May 1, 2014

Good morning Dinks. Let’s go back to our childhood’s for a minute. Do you remember the movie Labyrinth? It stars an extravagant David Bowie and a very young Jennifer Connelly, although back then I had no idea who she was. Labyrinth is a movie about a young girl (Connelly) who daydreams about a fantasy world […]

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Tasty AAPL

April 24, 2014

We’ve been watching the rise of AAPL stock (Apple, Inc.) closely. Apple announced a 7-to-1 split coming up in June, and the stock jumped 8% today! The word on the street is that AAPL is poised for record growth on solid earnings. When I initially bought AAPL in July of 2011, James was a naysayer […]

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Our house money

April 24, 2014

Good morning Dinks.  As you may remember I have always been a big advocate of couples keeping their money separate.  I believe that each person in a relationship should contribute equally to all joint expenses (not necessarily personal wants) but that doesn’t necessarily mean couples have to combine their finances. Maybe it’s because Nick and […]

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