April 20, 2013

The Challenge of Lifestyle Deflation

It’s a pretty common story. Boy (or girl) wants something. Boy discovers that there’s easy credit available. Boy convinces self that they can just pay the debt later. Boy buys that thing on credit. Boy gets more credit and buys more things. Boy starts realizing the bills and interest are drowning him. […]

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #122

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. Tao Te Ching on mastering yourself “Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power. […]

Social Security Q&A

Recently the Wall Street Journal posted what I consider to be a decent question and answer piece on Social Security. A couple of the highlights: Will I receive Social Security benefits? That's a big "It depends." If you're over 65, no sweat. If you're 45-65, you might see some changes from the relatively generous benefits enjoyed by your parents. […]