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Giving Up Money

Here's a money-related story about a guy that has chosen to have zero income and live his life away from our materialistic society. He lives in a cave in Utah, forages for food, and either adjusts to compensate for or totally does without much of what you and I would call "the basics" of life. Here are some highlights from the article: Daniel Suelo lives in a cave. […]

A Moving Nightmare

MSN Money recently listed 10 things moving companies won't say and included this: 1. 'We'll hijack your stuff' The moving industry, which packs in nearly 55% of its business during summer, often leaves a trail of frustrated consumers in its wake. The U.S. […]

Easy Career Growth Tip: Read

Productivity 501 talks about the benefits of reading. They go at it from a general "improve yourself" standpoint, but I believe it can also benefit your career in many of the same ways writing can. The site offers the following tips for making the most of doing so: Read books. Set aside a specific time for reading. Read outside your field.  Keep a book list. Buy used. […]

The Keys to Financial Success

Here's an excellent, excellent comment left recently on my post tiled Should You Have a Mortgage When You Retire? I felt it was so good that I should share it with everyone: Here's a hindsight view from someone that came to the USA in 1956 with the grand sum of $400 and the promise of a job. […]

An Interesting Way to Get Premium Cable for Free

Here's a story a neighbor shared with me about how he ended up with premium cable for the price of basic cable: Several years ago, he and some friends and family members wanted to watch the Michigan-Michigan State football game (the biggest game of the season in our state). […]

Cash for Clunkers: A Bad Idea

The following is a guest post from Marotta Wealth Management. Recently President Obama signed an additional $2 billion into law, tripling the original expense of the "cash for clunkers" program. The president describes the program as a "proven success" because it is stimulating the economy and will reduce carbon emissions. […]

Does a Pleasant Attitude/Personality Help You Succeed?

I've said before that I think the two parts of a successful career are delivering results and having a good attitude. But how much does the latter really contribute to any success you have? Maybe more than I originally thought. I just finished reading the book The Noticer: Sometimes, all a person needs is a little perspective. […]

Will This Recession Teach People Anything about Handling Their Money?

US News lists 10 ways to thrive after the recession including: Rethink your lifestyle. Eliminate small expenses that add up. Downsize—permanently. Get competitive about it. Take advantage of the way retailers have changed. Make use of new government policies. Educate yourself. Save more. Look for a better bank. […]

Help a Reader: Universal Life Insurance

Here's an email I recently received from a reader: Two questions please: 1) What is your opinion on seniors investing in a universal life insurance policy for wealth protection? Transamerica Life Insurance Company was recommended by my bank representative. […]

What's It Take to Be Rich?

This piece from the Wall Street Journal talks about the evolution of wealth, but it got me to thinking -- what does it take to be rich? In other words, how much money do you need to have these days to be considered rich? In the past, the "gold standard" was becoming a millionaire. If you had $1 million historically, you were set. You were living the high life and your retirement was set. […]