James Hendrickson

There is some confusion about whether whole life insurance is a good idea. Many consumers don’t know if they should be on a whole life insurance policy or if they should stick to term life. It can be a hard decision, especially when it affects you and your family so close. This confusion is normal […]

We’ve all been there. Hat Tip: Bizarro Comics.

It was inevitable that this topic would come up on a personal finance blog about couple’s finance. Like or not, Dave Ramsey is one of the nation’s best known personal finance gurus. I wanted to review his take on marriage and money, then share what he’s getting right and what he misses. Here is a […]

Update: Senator McCain passed away on Saturday August 25th, 2018. This article was initially written in 2008, and has been left in its original form. Much of the analysis still stands.

How do you become a millionaire in 3 years? Ask Daniel Ally. In case you haven’t heard of Daniel Ally, he’s a speaker, author and life coach made famous when one of his TED talk’s videos went viral. I found myself on youtube last week watching the thing and wanted to share the video.

File this under: watch to improve your basic investing knowledge. I was in the office this morning listing to some videos on finance while I worked on a project and I came across this nice little piece by William “Bill” Ackman.  Ackman is the CEO of Pershing Square Capital Management LP. He’s also a controversial […]

Not everyone is born the same. Some people are born taller or with better eyesight than others. Environmental factors like socioeconomic status impact life outcomes.  One particular outcome of interest to readers of personal finance blogs is the relationship between intelligence and wealth – in particular, the question: are smart people richer?

This has been making the rounds for a while, but its a solid nugget of personal finance advice, so we’re covering it here again on Dinksfinance. Back in 2013 University of Chicago Professor Harold Pollack figured that everything you need to know about finance could be written on a 3 by 5 card. Everything else, […]