James Hendrickson

If you’re like me, you’re probably looking to stretch your dollar as far as it will go.  Well here is a win I wanted to share with Dinks readers. The story is I got a gift card for Christmas, but hadn’t used it all. It had about $20 dollars left on it.  I needed groceries […]

Its past new years and before tax season.  That means a lot of people are thinking about how to allocate their money for retirement.  You may also be considering how to build up your own nest egg.  But, what is a nest egg and how do you build one? Here is a handy definition and […]

Sometimes it is a good idea to periodically look at your expenses with a view to trimming the fat.  I had some spare time on Saturday and had at look at my internet, cell phone and subscription entertainment. Called my cell phone provider, T Mobile, and switched to a plan that gives me the same […]

This posting is on what to do with your personal finances in the event of war. Wait, isn’t this topic ridiculous? Wars just don’t happen that much these days. While it is true that wars, industrial accidents, and crime have become increasingly rare in the last 100 years, such events can generate significant personal risk.

New Years is right around the corner.  This is typically a time when people take stock of their lives and determine what they want to do better in the coming year. If you want a financial resolution thats easy to do, consider tracking your spending.  It is very simple.  All you need to do is […]

This posting looks at millionaires and charitable giving. The general conception is that millionaires often give much of their wealth away to charity. In fact, in the blogosphere, this characteristic is viewed as one fundamental defining difference between millionaires and regular folks. However, its far from clear if in fact millionaires do give away more […]

Hello All, For all our readers, we wanted to let you know how much you are appreciated.  Best wishes for a wonderful holiday and a happy new year!  

I keep finding myself listening to Robert Kiyosaki. Part of me loves him, part of me hates him. His mantra “the rich buy assets, the middle class by liabilities they think are assets and the poor buy liabilities” keeps getting stuck in my head every time I think about buying stock.