Why a trip to NYC is worth it

July 31, 2014

Good morning Dinks.  Remember back in May when I went to NYC and lost my bag full of stuff? Well this past weekend I went back for a vacation do-over and I have to tell you…it was awesome.  I normally don’t travel in the summer, especially to big cities, because it’s hot and overcrowded with […]

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Vacation money: Pay with cash or credit card?

July 30, 2014

Good morning Dinks.  I’m fresh off my vacation from NYC and I can’t stop thinking about how our money habits change while we are on vacation.  Do your money habits change while you are travelling.  I am not only talking about spending money, but how you actually manage your money. I will be the first […]

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One Amputation, Two Broken Teeth, and $9,000 of Debt

July 29, 2014

[Guest article for y'all today by Grayson of DebtRoundup.com] I am sure most of you have heard the old saying “when it rains, it pours!” Well, that happens to also be the story of my life, at least when I was deep in credit card debt. I had just come to grips with my massive […]

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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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Typical Household Wealth Drops by A Third

July 27, 2014

If you’re feeling some frustration in your budget, you’re not alone. The latest analysis from the Russell Sage Foundation is that the median household net worth of Americans has declined by 36% since 2007. Why? The poor and working class have been less effective in getting over the great recession’s hangover effects from 2007. The […]

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Weekly roundup: Real Estate, Income and Stuff

July 25, 2014

Good morning Dinks.  Tomorrow I am going to the Justin Timberlake concert.  Yes that’s right, I am 34 years old and I’m leaving my boyfriend on a Saturday night to go see a former boy band member live in concert.  Since we are being honest I should tell you that the ticket cost $190 and […]

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Getting Serious With Joshua Kennon’s Investing Blog

July 24, 2014

Folks, If you get a chance, consider checking out Joshua Kennon’s Investing blog.  The author is a self employed entrepreneur from the Midwest who owns a a business selling Letterman jackets to high school sports teams. Unlike a lot of finance writers on the web, Joshua’s knows a ton about investing and small business management […]

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Dinks: Are we doing it all wrong?

July 24, 2014

Good morning Dinks.  I recently went home to visit my family and friends and I spent a day catching up with my best friend from childhood.  I have known her almost my entire life, I think we met when we were 6 and now we are both 33.  We’ve stayed friends all these years because […]

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Do you always listen to your spouse?

July 23, 2014

Good morning Dinks.  So you’ve said I do in front of your loved ones, or if you’re like me and my boyfriend Nick you’ve made more of a virtual commitment.  That’s just my way of saying I’ve been with my boyfriend for almost 15 years and we’re still dating.  The point of my story is […]

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