Wealth Building

If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience and ability.

-Henry Ford

Playing The Credit ‘Card’

Posted by on Jan 14, 2013 in Featured, Financial | 0 comments

Playing The Credit ‘Card’

Credit cards are the devil. If you’ve been paying attention to our recent posts in the category of finances, that might be what you think we think about those little pieces of plastic that can sometimes choke the very life out of your life. You might be surprised to learn that nothing could be farther from the truth. In fact, a savvy consumer can certainly use credit cards to their great advantage, so long as they understand how the game is played and can be disciplined in their actions. Of course, that’s just the thing – too...

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Ho Ho Homeless…? Don’t Let The Holidays Put You in The Poor House

Posted by on Dec 30, 2012 in Financial | 0 comments

Ho Ho Homeless…? Don’t Let The Holidays Put You in The Poor House

When the Jones’ are filing for chapter 7, you may find it’s too late to be asking yourself if ‘keeping up’ with them was really the wisest of moves… Living beyond your means has unfortunately become something of an American tradition, its probably the highest expression of the term ‘peer pressure’ to be seen. I recently watched a movie called ‘The Ten‘ which has a scene where two neighbors were so obsessed with appearances and one-upsmanship that it escalated to them each buying their own...

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The Debt Debacle: Free Yourself From Modern Day Slavery

Posted by on Dec 23, 2012 in Financial | 0 comments

The Debt Debacle: Free Yourself From Modern Day Slavery

I’d Rather go to bed supperless, than rise in debt. -Benjamin Franklin Being absolutely free of debts is an incredibly liberating feeling. Unfortunately though, its been my observation that debt in America is one of those things that people take for granted, as if it must always be so. With no debt you have more disposable income and can therefore save more every month, should you so choose. You’re also automatically more prepared to deal with any temporary financial setbacks or unexpected decreases in income. There are many...

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Nothing Bad Is My Fault: Toxic Financial Attitudes

Posted by on Dec 16, 2012 in Financial | 0 comments

Nothing Bad Is My Fault: Toxic Financial Attitudes

In the spirit of the holiday season, and after several recent conversations with friends and family – I’ve decided to talk a bit about effectively managing finances. To start, I’ll be doing a series this week and next on my credit and spending philosophies. Meanwhile I came across a piece which is rather apropos and thought I should share with the TQ crowd: The following article was written by LukeLandes (Flexo) and is the first in his excellent ‘Toxic Financial Attitudes’ series of articles. The difference...

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Wealth Building 101: Saving Money Even in a Recession

Posted by on Sep 15, 2010 in Featured, Financial | 2 comments

Wealth Building 101: Saving Money Even in a Recession

I’ve told my sons more times than I’m sure they care to have heard, when it comes to building financial security there are many things to consider but one which will always hold true is this: It’s not how much you make, but how much you keep that counts! Most people in America simply don’t save enough money. Not NEARLY enough in fact. For that matter, one of every four American families doesn’t have any savings at all and I’d be willing to bet that another 25% has less than $1000 in savings to their...

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