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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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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Venus and Mars and Your Money

July 21, 2014

Good morning Dinks.  We’ve talked about how men are from Mars and women are from Venus when it comes to certain aspect of life such as in the office, but what about when it comes to your money?  If you and your spouse manage your money differently is it just a difference in your personalities […]

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