Budgeting

Advice on how to budget and spend wisely

The Money – Lifestyle Tradeoff

This latest post is tangentially related to two recent posts on minimalism, Destination Minimalism and Minimalism By Circumstances? In Destination Minimalism, I indicated that minimalism for me could be summarized as identifying the items that are important to us [me and my wife] and discarding those that don’t make the cut. Doing so simplifies our life and makes it easier …

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Another Reason I’m Skeptical of Financial Advisors

Anyone that has read my book, RENDEZVOUS WITH RETIREMENT: A Guide to Getting Fiscally Fit, or has been reading this blog for awhile knows that I have reservations about utilizing financial advisors (planners). In fact, I believe most people are better off educating themselves with respect to personal finance and developing/managing their own plan. However, I …

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Money and Happiness

I don’t know about you, but over the course of the last year or so I have heard a lot of chatter about the connection between money and happiness. Actually, there have always been discussions about the connection between money and happiness. We are all familiar with the phrase, “money can’t buy happiness.” Is that true? More …

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