Not a Single Ab to Show for It

If I were any good with money, people looking to save a few bucks on a new mattress wouldn’t be the only ones visiting my blog. While I’m proud of my current financial situation, that wasn’t always the case. Though I’d like to say that I’ve drastically cut down on the …

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Net Worth Sep ’17

SUMMARY: A slow and steady month, just how I like them.  Main drivers were the month-end uptick in the markets and the life insurance cash value continues to build as expected.  Decrease in operating cash and an increase in credit card debt isn’t a recipe for success by any means and …

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Investment Risk: When You Think You Know, You Don’t

KNOW THE RISKS Most of us are well aware that investing, of any kind, carries some degree of risk.  When we invest our hard-earned dollars, we do so on the basis that the risks associated with the investment, are identifiable, measurable and manageable.  It goes without saying, the risks should …

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Paying off debt or saving: A guide to break out the dilemma

Today’s post is contributed by Amy Nickson, a passionate writer on finance. Amy is a professional blogger whom has started her own blog and also works as a contributor for the Oak View Law Group. Please share your opinions by commenting below. We all have those financial insights like “You …

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Your Financial-Life Balance

THE BALANCING ACT It’s no secret that dialing into a balanced life is no easy feat. Sometimes you are completely unaware of how upside down things are until someone points it out, or an event happens that forces the issue – such as missing a family obligation, or being on …

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Net Worth Aug ’17

SUMMARY: A slight modification in my New Worth schedule that resulted in a restatement for July, for comparability purposes.  I added a “Lease Obligation” line in the liabilities section for my apartment, storage unit, and gym memberships for my wife and I.  These are expenses I am contractually bound to …

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The Financial Art of Saying “Thank You”

Did you know that those who make it a point to practice saying ‘thank you’ also sleep better, exercise more, feel optimistic about Philadelphia sports teams, are less materialistic, more prone to be financially secure, smile relentlessly, and can even have greater mental clarity? Actually, there is absolutely zero scientific …

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Net Worth July ’17

SUMMARY: A big jump this month due to a milestone bonus for meeting certain targets at work and annual growth increases for two life insurance policies –  July anniversary month. I use life insurance cash value as my bank to fund various obligations or investments because of the interest rates …

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The Power of Information: Rockstar Finance Directory Mined

We’ve seen some extremely rare and amazing events these past 10 years.  In 2008, the United States elected Barack Obama as the very first African American president.  In 2014, the world witnessed Kim Kardashian break the internet with a fragile champagne glass.  And in 2017, Rockstar Finance launched the very …

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Money Challenge: Unlink Your Checking and Savings

I have to give credit, where credit is due.  The inspiration for this post came from Big Law Investor’s Make Investing Harder, Not Easier.   It’s a great read about how making advances in life, especially when it comes to saving and investing, shouldn’t be easy.  In fact, the harder things …

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