Category Archives: Finances

How to minimize financial damage if hyperinflation happens

We all manage our own personal finances and are forced to make sure the numbers add up. Spending more than we make on a regular basis is not a sustainable way for us to live as individuals so why would … Continue reading

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My thoughts on Rich Dad’s Rich Kid Smart Kid book

I was at my local library and ran across an old Kiyosaki book with an interesting title. For those of you thinking back fondly to when you were forced to read Crime and Punishment check yourself that’s Dostoyevsky. Robert Kiyosaki … Continue reading

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Changing my money mindset in 2012

I have always been pragmatic and somewhat skeptical of grandiose hyperbole. My common reaction to tv preachers or self help books saying that financial wealth was a state of mind was a combination of outright skepticism and disgust. After all … Continue reading

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Other ways to save money

I am ready to start posting about some non financial stuff so I am happy that my series in managing finances is coming to an end. I have already covered big ticket items like mortgages, education expenses, car insurance, and … Continue reading

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Saving a lot on my car insurance

Lizards, caveman, good neighbors, and annoying sales ladies who are super perky and helpful. When a topic gets this much attention on tv you can bet that companies are making a killing selling you car insurance. That means if you … Continue reading

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Managing child education costs for young kids

Having kids is expensive. I know I am preaching to the choir for anyone who has been there but it is worth repeating. Due to a recent divorce one of the big new expenses I have had to plan for … Continue reading

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Trying to refinancing my mortgage hasn’t been easy

My mortgage payment is by far my largest monthly payment. Financial experts that give percentages would say that it is way too much of my take home pay partly because I bought my house back in 2004, bad timing on … Continue reading

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How to manage your credit cards

The first thing you might be thinking as you read this post is your missing the debt in the title. Don’t you mean how to manage credit card debt? That in itself is the main lesson to dealing with credit … Continue reading

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I got my mind on my money and managing money on my mind

My typical approach to life is very well balanced but I notice I tend to focus intensely on certain activities/studies to immerse myself until I consider myself an authority or at least 80-20 principle mastery . I have been focusing … Continue reading

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My 401k allocation – September 2011

Managing finances effectively is an important part of a man’s responsibilities. If you can not support yourself and those in your care you are not living up to your potential. The funds I need for short/mid term are mostly in … Continue reading

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