Weekly Feature Articles

Reading Suze Orman (Why Is She So Obsessed With Credit Score)

January 20, 2012

As someone in the financial field, I am obviously very aware of financial expert Suze Orman.  I have seen her on tv a few times and heard her referenced many times.  Until recently, I had never really read any of her stuff.  That changed as I am currently reading her book “Suze Orman’s 2009 Action […]

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Books I Read in 2011: Some might just be perfect for you!

December 30, 2011

As I look back on 2011, I think about all the amazing books I read and how I have learned from each and every one of them. I wanted to share some of them with you. I say “some of them” because I am sure I am missing a few. I challenge you to read […]

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How Compound Interest Works

December 23, 2011

Don’t worry, this isn’t going to be a long, boring economics class discussion.  My goal is to make this short and sweet.  Understanding the concept of compound interest can literally be the difference between becoming a millionaire or not.  It could mean the difference between retiring with dignity or not. Here is the main point: […]

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Follow Up To How To Not Have A Car Payment

December 16, 2011

I wanted to go a little farther with the argument against car payments.  Last post, I discussed how to buy your next car without car payments.  You may be wondering why.  Why should you buy a car without car payments?  Isn’t it a fact that you will always have a car payment?  It’s smart to […]

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How Much To Put In Your Emergency Fund

December 3, 2011

I often advise people to have an emergency fund in place.  It is important to take a quick look at how much should be in that fund. It really depends on where you are at on your financial journey.  If you are deciding to get out of debt and live on a budget, then I […]

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