Personal Finance Challenge #9: Become Your Own Director of Finance

At the end of the day, you and only you, are responsible for your personal finances. Only you can fix your financial situation and put things to order. Only you can be your own Director of Finance. Imagine yourself as the director of an orchestra. Each person playing each instrument knows what they need to […]

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Every Dollar is an Investment

If you are holding a dollar bill in your hand, is it an investment? Think about that for a second. A dollar is what? Just a piece of paper. It is a promise by our government that it is worth one dollar of goods and services in today’s economy. If you just hold on to […]

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Personal Finance Challenge #32: Negotiation Makes It Happen

In our consumer society we are taught that we have to pay the sticker price for things that we want. And for whatever reason we believe it! There are very few things that can’t be haggled because you always have the power to say no to the purchase. If a seller wants to sell something […]

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Invest In Yourself

Perhaps the greatest thing you can do to improve your health is to invest in yourself… By invest in yourself I mean you should do things that help make you a better person. Help you get stronger, faster, smarter, etc. A better you is a happier you. A better you and a happier you helps […]

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Know when to hold them, Know when to fold them.

For those of you that play card games such as poker, there always come a point in the game where you have a decision to make… Your calculating your odds of winning with the hand you have been given… Does one of the other players have what it takes to win…? Or do YOU have […]

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Make Your To Do List of 20 Things You Love to Do

There is certainly a power in writing things down. I truly believe writing your goals down will help you accomplish them. This exercise is a little different and I think it will help you do more of the things you love to do in this life… I was inspired to write this after reading Mare’s […]

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Want to jump start your health? Try a Yoga Retreat

Are you a health conscious person? Have you ever tried Yoga or heard it was great and wanted to get into it? Have you considered taking a vacation with the theme of living healthy? Well then you should consider a Yoga Retreat… I have been practicing Yoga for a few months now and it has […]

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Best of 2008

Even though I just started this blog on October 10th it has seen a lot of visitors. Over 8,000 to be exact. With almost double the pageviews. The most commented posts are on the left side under popular posts, but here are some posts that got a lot of hits and not so many comments… […]

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The Complete Newbies Guide to the Economy

It’s the economy, stupid! This was the famous campaign slogan that helped put Clinton into office in 1992. If you believe in exit polls and all the other polls out there the economy became the number one issue for the election that put Obama in office. Amazingly similar the times are to 1992. This is […]

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Personal Finance Challenge #15: Time Is Greater Than Money

We tend to forget that time is greater than money… We work and work and work, all so someone can put some money in our hands… Then we squander our money away… on toys… on comforts… on required things for the job… And hopefully at some point we realize that our jobs are costing us […]

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