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Merry Christmas

Just wanted to wish all FMF readers a very Merry Christmas!!!! Hope you all have a great day celebrating!! […]

Six Steps to Make the Most of Your Finances

You've heard of the Pareto principle, right? It states that, for many events, roughly 80% of the effects come from 20% of the causes (or effort.) This holds true in all sorts of situations. In business, 80% of the profits are usually generated by 20% of the products. At church, 80% of the serving is done by 20% of the members. At non-profits, 80% of the giving is done by 20% of the population. […]

Millionaire Interviews 16

Here's the latest in my series of millionaire interviews, discussions with everyday people who have practical tips and insights into growing and managing wealth. My questions are in bold italics and their responses follow in black. […]

Tipping is Out of Control

Here's a piece from Fox that says 27% of people have tipped flight attendants. Oh yeah, believe it. Tipping flight attendants.But this isn't the worst part. Check out this quote: So how much should you tip a flight attendant? Hobica says he’s heard of people tipping anywhere between $50 and $100. […]

Five Financial Figures You Need to Know

MSN Money lists five financial figures you need to know as follows: Your credit score Your tax rate Your personal savings rate Your student loan debt Your net worth Here's where I stand on these: I haven't checked my credit score in a few years, but last time I did it was very high (around 800). […]

The School Is #3 at Best

For all of the talk about whether a high school graduate should go to the "best" college he can get into (it's in quotes because what actually is "best" is highly subjective) or not, consider that the school a person goes to actually makes a lot less difference than what most people think it does. […]

My Retirement Plan

I am not going to settle for a barely-getting-by retirement. I haven't worked all my life to sit and just make ends meet for my golden years -- simply surviving until I die.I am not going to settle for a retirement where my money may or may not run out when (and if) I'm 85, 90, or 95. […]

Help a Reader: Using the Right Card

Here's an email a reader recently sent me: My parents will be visiting me in Chicago this March. They are coming from South Asia and I would like to take care of their flight fares. I am trying to use points+fare for the trip.I currently have: Chase Freedom Amex Blue cash Amex Blue cas preferred Amex Fidelity I used to have Chase Sapphire preferred until 2 months ago. […]

Six Figure Interviews 9

Here's the latest in my series of six figure interviews, discussions with everyday people who have grown their incomes to at least $100,000 annually. My questions are in bold italics and their responses follow in black. Let's get started... Tell us a bit about yourself (age, marital status, kids, where you live, etc.) I am 30 years old, male, married, and without kids. […]

Millionaire Interviews 15

Here's the latest in my series of millionaire interviews, discussions with everyday people who have practical tips and insights into growing and managing wealth. My questions are in bold italics and their responses follow in black. […]