Overcoming My Fear of Spending Money

March 19, 2014

At university, money was always a problem. I was always flat out broke and in order to sustain myself, I had to work, a lot. Bars, shops, coffee houses –anywhere to get some extra cash. At the beginning and end of each month, I remember scrawling manic calculations on the back of notebooks and lecture […]

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4 things I always do with my money

March 19, 2014

Good morning Dinks.  I know I talk a lot about what not to do with your money.  Avoid making the same mistakes I did etc.  It’s no secret I’ve had a troubled money past and I am very proud I overcame my struggles.  Now it’s time to take a positive spin on the subject and […]

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What to do if your family doesn’t like your spouse?

March 17, 2014

Good morning Dinks.  I know we love to talk about our spouses here and I am lucky that I have a really great boyfriend.  That’s not to say we don’t have our moments of friction, but overall I feel blessed.  My boyfriend Nick takes care of me when I’m sick, he makes me laugh when […]

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Weekly roundup: Moving, FinCon14 and New Orleans

March 14, 2014

Happy Friday Dinks.  It’s almost time for the NCAA March Madness tournament.  Let me ask you a question, do you love basketball?  As you know I am not a huge sports fan but there is something about a win or go home sports tournament. In other news… (the journalist in me has always wanted to […]

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I live my life 2 weeks at a time

March 13, 2014

Good morning Dinks.  Think about your monthly budget.  We’ll come back to it in a minute.  After the passing of Fast and Furious star Paul Walker I decided to re-watch all the movies in one sitting, that’s six all together.  There is one movie; I think it’s the first one, where Vin Diesel says “I […]

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How are you planning for retirement? How are your parents?

March 12, 2014

Good morning Dinks. If you are like me then your parents are retired.  Well at least one of mine is.  My Dad is 60 and he retired almost five years ago and now spends his days playing poker with his friends.  My Mom tried to retire once but she didn’t really like it so she […]

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Building Wealth On $600 Dollars Per Month

March 11, 2014

Hello Folks, It’s been a while since we reported on our personal finance so I thought it might be good to put up a quick posting about what we’ve been doing to build our wealth over the past couple of months.  In general, we’ve been doing a lot to increase our bottom line. However, this […]

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Tenant Nightmares: Have You Seen My Snake?

March 10, 2014

My friend Mark told me the funniest story this week about his tenants and I just have to share.  Every time I hear or read a story about a tenant nightmare, cough cough wink wink to Sandy@YesIAmCheap, I am thankful that I still rent and have not jumped into the real estate business. Have I […]

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Effective Retirement Investing With Barbara Friedberg

March 8, 2014

Do You Care About Building Wealth? I started investing in my 20’s and continued non-stop, through thick and thin. My husband and I reached our retirement goals a few years ago, and I want you to understand just how easy it is to amass hundreds of thousands of dollars for retirement. If you would like […]

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