March 29, 2014

Separating Happiness from Material Things

When I graduated from college and got my first “real” job, I realized I needed a vehicle of some kind to get back and forth to work. Prior to that, I had been a poor college student – I didn’t own a car and used the bus system to get to my classes and to my part-time job. I started shopping around for a vehicle. […]

Naked With Cash: Laura and Leon, February 2014

Naked With Cash is an ongoing series at Consumerism Commentary in which readers share their households’ finances with other readers. These participants benefit from the accountability that comes from tracking their finances publicly and the feedback of the four expert Certified Financial Planners (CFPs). For more information, read this introduction. […]

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #171

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. Francis Bacon on hope “Hope is a good breakfast, but it is a bad supper.” – Francis Bacon Hope is a powerful starter, but it takes more than hope to finish the job. 2. […]