November, 2015 Archive

★ Why 185 Bloggers Are Sharing Their Net Worth

Special report by fellow blogger Mark. A fascinating glimpse into our Net Worth Tracker! When I was a kid, I asked my dad what our house...

★ The One Rule That Stopped Us From Fighting About Money

“I sat down one night and pitched the idea. I explained that I didn’t want to put her on a guilt trip anytime she bought something new, especially because we both work SO hard for our money (50+ hours per week). I suggested we figure out an amount that made sense, and put that amount...

★ Turkey Layoffs Continue

“A turkey is fed for 1,000 days by a butcher, and every day confirms to the turkey and the turkey’s economics department and the turkey’s risk management department and the turkey’s analytical department that the butcher loves turkeys, and every day brings more confidence to the...

★ The World’s Most Prestigious University

“What makes this University so special is that 100% of its graduates go on to realize enormous succeed in life. The majority of the graduates become small business owners. Others become professionals or end up rising to the top of the executive ladder in big multinational companies. This...

★ What I Learned Writing About Money for 15 Years

“Nobody cares more about your money than you. Not your financial planner. Not even your family… It’s not because they’re out to get you. It’s for the simple fact that money is personal. The depth of pain and excitement around your money is yours and yours only. The difference...

★ The First $100,000 is the Most Difficult

“The first $100,000 is a bitch, but you gotta do it. I don’t care what you have to do—if it means walking everywhere and not eating anything that wasn’t purchased with a coupon, find a way to get your hands on $100,000. After that, you can ease off the gas a little bit.”...

★ Today Matters Most

“Everything you do today influences your tomorrow. That coupon you clipped, that money you transferred, that stock you bought, that item you sold? All of these things set you up for a brighter tomorrow. Today is your one opportunity to make your next move. “...

★ The Black Friday Experience

“Now that the holidays are increasingly aggressive with stores opening as early as 6 PM on Thanksgiving Day, let’s remember this cautionary tale. There is nothing at the stores worth leaving our family or friends for. There is no amazing deal that we’ll miss, and nothing more important...

★ The Most Successful Person I Know

“A tiny thank you is like putting a little bit of money in a savings account and watching it grow through compound interest. Eventually, over the course of a thousand little ‘thank yous’, you have an enormous amount of goodwill in your account, waiting for you to withdraw success...

★ 11 Tips From My New Millionaire Friend

“Look at that! An average guy making average money with not-so-average results. And people say it’s hard to become a millionaire, pssh. “...