Financial Planning for the Financially Inept: Choosing the Right Advisor

*This is a guest post by Alex Fayle of Someday Syndrome. After reading Jeremy’s post on being your own financial advisor (http://www.insightwriter.com/2008/12/10/why-best-investment-advisor/), I had to laugh. I might have been good at mathematics in high school, but I sucked at applying it. There’s no way I could ever be my own financial advisor. Not only […]

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Thinking of Doing Something? Do it NOW!

You have to ask yourself… How many times have you thought about doing something little and skipped over it? Thought about throwing that piece of trash away… thought about sending that quick email… thought about organizing a few things that needed organized…. thought about making that phone call to say hi… etc…. I don’t know […]

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The Personal Health Challenge Series

Here we go again… 52 posts on health over the next few weeks and months. The Personal Finance Challenge went over better than I thought it would, and I am excited to start talking about health. The Personal Health Challenge Series will be a lot like the Personal Finance Challenge expect it will be about […]

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Personal Finance Challenge #35: Focus on Sustainability, Not Growth

Do you remember the story of the tortoise and the hare? Basically the hare overestimates his ability for speed and the tortoise wins the race by simply keeping a steady yet slow pace. Its seems in our effort to ALWAYS have growth in our economies, we have reached a point where we need to take […]

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Economic Prognostications 2009

With a new year, and a new President, many people in the U.S. are making prognostications about the future of the economy. People are asking many questions… How long will this recession last? Have we hit bottom yet? Will house prices recover? Will the stock market recover? Is now a good time to buy? How […]

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More Money, More Problems…

This has been said by many people but no one more famous than Christopher George Latore Wallace…. He had a point. At least in his life the more money he had, the more people created problems for him. In your own life, if you have money, you have problems. If you have more money, you […]

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Choose Your Priorities Wisely

We live in a world today where everyone and everything is vying for our attention. People are constantly asking for your help, for your effort, for your advice, for anything. Things need you to maintain them, to buy them, to use them. Time is our most precious commodity and we are constantly exchanging our time […]

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The Economic Story of Our Time

There once lived a little grasshopper in a green meadow. All day long he went chirping and jumping around to his heart’s content. One day, along came an ant with a load full of corn that he was carrying to his nest. “Why not come and chat with me”, said the grasshopper, “instead of toiling […]

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Health is Wealth

Back when I was writing my personal finance challenge series I wrote an article called Invest in Health. Basically it was about not being afraid to spend some money on good preventive health practices such as spending a little more on quality food. I was reminded of this concept when I walked in the gym […]

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Time is Money (Or… Money is Time)

How do you receive money? For the most part, people receive money by spending time on a business or in their job. Thus, a certain amount of time spent translates into a certain amount of money. In all considerations of money matters we must think about its relation to time first. Besides doing work worth […]

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