December, 2013 Archive

The Dessert Trick

"Instead of dropping 400 dollars a month on random restaurants, we decided to just splurge on dessert."
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Kick-ass Ideas, Saving Money

Not Awesome, Something To Think About

The Purchase That Makes You Go “Meh”

"There is that thing called cost per use. It is 100 times more important than the cost of the item."

Something To Think About

Why Short Term Goals Are the Way to Go

"While "pay down debt this year" seems like a great goal, it really isn't."

The Four Horsemen of Financial Independence

"Your primary focus MUST always be on increasing your cash flow." -

Debt, Kick-ass Ideas

How To Block Yourself From Your Credit Cards

"#3) Create a sleeve for your cards, or tape something to each one. Write your goals visibly on the outside." -

Saving Money, Something To Think About

Career Earnings vs. Career Savings

"Affluenza: Materialism in which one overworks to acquire stuff that adds to debt so one has to work harder."


The 5 Golden Rules of Investing

"When you first start to study a field, it seems like you have to memorize a zillion things. You don't. What you need is to identify the core principles that govern the field." - ...

Making Money, Something To Think About

Use Value vs. Exchange Value

"The ongoing process of selling and donating things requires a tricky first step: deciding how to value an item."

Hustling, Something To Think About

The Success Template

"I denounce the ideology that says that working every waking hour is the template of success. It's not." -

Debt, Home Ownership, Investing

Why I Paid Off My Mortgage

"The fundamental facets to becoming financially independent are: #1) Increasing passive income and #2) Decoupling needs from money (reducing expenses). My decision to pay off my mortgage negatively impacted #1, and positively impacted #2."
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