March 2, 2013

Saying “The Little Things Don’t Matter” Is An Excuse

Recently, I’ve come across several financial “gurus,” both in print and online, who make the claim that the little expenses in life don’t really matter in terms of getting ahead. […]

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #115

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. Gloria Steinem on looking for the right person “Far too many people are looking for the right person, instead of trying to be the right person.” – Gloria Steinem This is perhaps the best dating advice I’ve ever heard. […]

Retirement Test Run

While reading this month's issue of Money magazine I saw an idea I've seen several times lately. Their words: "[Try] living on [your] projected retirement income as a test run of the real thing." Specifically, they are suggest that people determine their expected retirement income, then, before they quit working, live on that income for a year. If everything "works", then you're good to go. […]

A scholarship for small-business folks

We’d like to republish this information from Wednesday’s post to help spread the word about this great opportunity. With student debt now topping credit card debt (see page 3 of the PDF), every penny that you can find to put toward education is wanted. We hear a lot about student loans, but not so much about scholarships as a way to pay for education. […]