December 8, 2012

Save money when you cut the cheese

Food is usually a substantial part of a household’s budget.  Fortunately, there’s also lots of opportunity for saving money on food. The big budget-killer is usually dining out, so reducing the eating out to a minimum is low-hanging fruit.  Beyond that, it’s a matter of spending time to get good deals on food and preparing meals. Preparing food means, among other things, foregoing individually-pac […]

Consider All Forms of Transportation, Including Train and Bus (342/365)

A few months ago, I took a trip to Indianapolis. The first leg of the trip – a flight from Des Moines to Chicago – was uneventful, but it was the second leg that got interesting. I was scheduled to fly from Chicago to Indianapolis, but my flight was cancelled, as was the subsequent flight. […]

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #103

Each week, I highlight ten things each week that inspired me to greater financial, personal, and professional success. Hopefully, they will inspire you as well. 1. […]

How Millionaires Became Wealthy

Time recently highlighted a survey of multi-millionaires asking them how they became wealthy. The results: 27% are entrepreneurs 15% are corporate executives 7% are managers 6% are investors 6% are doctors and dentists A few other key notes: 75% of wealthy entrepreneurs and business owners attribute their success to prudent risk taking. […]