If you're like us DINKs, you're probably wondering how to improve your financial bottom line. The recent covid related economic slowdown has torpedoed some people budgets, so some options for seeing immediate gains to one's net worth are limited. One way to immediately improve your bottom line is to pay off your debts. There are several advantages in doing so. First, … [Read more...] about Rough Times: Pay Off Your Debts
Everyone is looking for a fast buck in the stock market these days, but they forget there just isn't any substitute for following good basic advice. So here is a list of personal finance advice that works. 1) Pay Off High Interest Debt. If you have any credit card debts, payday loans, title loans or other high interest garbage, pay it off. Credit cards will charge you … [Read more...] about Don’t Forget The Basics
Thought I'd update all of you on what I've been doing to build wealth in the new year. I've been focusing on the basics (paying down debt, investing, etc.). However, since my attempts to build passive income by utilizing my unused computing resources haven't yielded much, I decided to pivot and invest in real estate and small business bonds to build up more revenue flow. The … [Read more...] about James’ January Wealth Update – Up $63,000
I've been seeing a lot of news articles talking about how wealth is owned in the United States. The main idea is usually centers around a statement such as "the rich are getting richer" or "only a few people control a disproportionate amount of wealth". The main idea behind much of these news stories is that only a few people control most of the money in our country. This has … [Read more...] about Poverty is Due to Individual Traits
I got up this morning and started reading the news. Evidently there was another round of riots in Minneapolis, Oakland and aggressive protests in Portland, Oregon last night. This comes on the heels of civil disturbances in Chicago and Denver earlier this month. Here is the latest from Portland. … [Read more...] about More Rioting. Don’t Worry, We’ll Get Through This.
If you've read the book The Millionaire Next Door, you probably know who the late Thomas J. Stanley is. Stanley is a former marketing professor at the University of Georgia who has made a career out of studying America's wealthy. Unlike a lot of the guru's out there, Stanley bases his observations on solid survey data, so I trust what he has to say. Specifically, in his book, … [Read more...] about Bad Grades a Barrier to Wealth? Think Again.
Married people are richer. If you read much personal finance literature, you'll have learned this by now. While it's an interesting observation, what's more interesting is why this is. Speculation has involved a variety of topics: … [Read more...] about Why Does Marriage Build Wealth?
Back in 2015, I moved from Washington, D.C. to Portland, Oregon to be closer to family. After moving, I gleefully discovered that you could legally own firearms and hunt in the state. This wasn't something that could be easily done in the District. … [Read more...] about Hunting Does Not Build Wealth
If you're reader of DINKs, you'll know that we make an effort to bring high quality personal finance information. Along these lines, I wanted to share some key recommendations made by Eric Tyson. Tyson is a former journalist with the San Francisco Chronicle, and has taught courses on personal finance at several universities in the bay area. Tyson's book Personal Finance for … [Read more...] about Rock Solid Personal Finance Tips From Eric Tyson