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Stars Who Have Lost Fortunes

Here's a list of stars who have lost fortunes. Or, in other words, people who have earned a ton of money, spent all of it and more, and are now in financial trouble. […]

Star Money Articles and Carnivals for the Week of Dec 7

For weekday updates of what I find to be some of the most interesting personal finance articles on the web, follow me on Twitter. […]

17 Common Investing Pitfalls and Their Remedies

The following is an excerpt from The Secret Language of Money: How to Make Smarter Financial Decisions and Live a Richer Life and lists 17 common investing pitfalls and their remedies. 1. Not having a master plan informed by expert information and knowledge. Rx: Design your own plan. Be sure you and your system are a comfortable fit. […]

Investing Mistakes We Make

The Difference: How Anyone Can Prosper in Even The Toughest Times lists investing mistakes many people make as follows: Waiting to begin [investing]. Not diversifying. Raiding a retirement account. Trading too much. Buying the next hot thing. Ignoring Uncle Sam (taxes). My thoughts on these: 1. […]

McDonald's Turning Cheapskate

A month or so ago my boss and I were on the road to Chicago where we were attending several days of business meetings. We stopped at one of the last exits of civilization before we entered the urban sprawl/traffic nightmare that seems to surround the city by 50 miles or so on at least the south/southeast side. […]

The Most Important Factors Making People Wealthy

We've detailed what it means to be wealthy (including how they are different from everyone else) as well as financially comfortable as detailed in The Difference: How Anyone Can Prosper in Even The Toughest Times. […]

How Many Bills Do You Have on Auto-Pay?

One time-saving (and a bit of money-saving too -- stamps do cost something, after all) personal finance tip is to have as many bills as possible set up to auto-pay. This is usually pretty easy to do, as simple as giving the company your credit card and letting them bill it as needed (usually monthly). […]

Any PlayStation 3 Experts Out There?

If anyone reading this blog is very familiar with the PlayStation 3 and is willing to have an email dialogue with me (I have some questions), please leave a comment below with your email in the proper blank (no one will see it but me) and I'll email you. As you might imagine, this has to do with a Christmas gift. :-) […]

Mindless Spending 2: You'll Get By with a Little Help from Your Friends

The following is a guest post from Marotta Wealth Management. Both mindless eating and mindless spending rely on our subconscious need to follow scripts to pace our consumption. Community plays a huge role in regulating our financial destiny--either a path of savings that builds real wealth or a path of spending that leads to impoverishment. […]

The Big Clean

A few weeks ago I took two vacation days off from work and our whole family had some cleaning days. Not the sort of dusting/vacuuming/washing kind of cleaning. […]