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The Joneses' House Sells

I don't know about you, but I don't like the Joneses. This is evidenced by all the posts I've written about them throughout the years. I've never had anything positive to say about the Joneses. A few examples: Are the Joneses Keeping You Broke? The Greatest Detriment to Building Wealth Financial Appearances are Rarely What They Seem Actual Versus Acceptable Debts of Americans Are You Pro […]

The Value of Education

Fox Business shares some data that highlights the value of education. The highlights: Based on the assumption of a 40-year work history (from age 25 to 64) and using 2011 dollars for its example, the Census Bureau finds that full-time workers' lifetime earnings capacity soars as their education level rises. […]

First Year of Retirement Surprises

US news lists five first year retirement surprises as follows:  It might be stressful. It's not a permanent vacation. Your relationship with your spouse will change. You may need to re-negotiate your division of household responsibilities. […]

Become Wealthy by Reading

Here's a great piece that lists some statistics about how reading impacts your finances.  The highlights: Individuals who read for self-education earned 21% more, as adults, than those who did not. Individuals who developed the habit of reading to learn earned more income, had more assets and had better finances by age 38 then their peers. 86% of the rich loved reading vs. […]

Free Taco Bueno

In case you have a Taco Bueno in your area, I just found this free deal they are running: Free Taco Bueno We're headed there this weekend. Enjoy! […]

Star Money Articles for Week of October 17

Welcome to this week's edition of Star Money Articles. We'll begin with a great reminder from Vanguard. Key quote: "Understand that making knee-jerk changes to your portfolio may feel like control but is actually detrimental to your long-term financial well-being." Anyone think that the first million is the hardest to get to? […]

Do Not Lie on a Job Application

Two stories, same result. Before I retired, we were hiring for a senior management position in our marketing department. After several months looking for the person with the right skills and fit, we had a candidate we liked. He was at the final phases of the interview process. […]

The Rich Invest Differently than the Poor

Here's an interesting article that says the investment choice of the poor is alarming. It reviews a Gallup survey that asks Americans to choose the best investment from a list of choices. Sounds harmless, right? Well, here's what causes the author to be concerned: The most interesting thing is that there are some serious differences between the investment styles of the poor and the rich. […]

How Much Should You Spend on an Engagement Ring?

Here's an interesting question: how much should you spend on an engagement ring? Before we get to the "answer", let's look at some very interesting quotes from the piece linked above. Let's begin with this one: If De Beers put the burden on men to buy the perfect stone, Facebook and Instagram have ratcheted up the symbol of love to new levels. […]

12 Habits of Millionaires

Money lists 12 habits of millionaires as follows: 1. Millionaires are super savers. 2. They get an early jump on building wealth. 3. They value hard work.4. They invest for the long term.5. They don't take crazy investment risks.6. The majority seek out advice.7. They value education.8. They splurge but within reason.9. Some aren't above serious economizing.10. They shop at discount stores.11. […]