Average Net Worth by Age

What is your net worth?  How does it compare to others in your age group?  What can you take away from these numbers?  Tracking your net worth can help keep your personal finances in check, since it measures your overall portfolio value and not simply your … [Read More...]

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Who is Jason Bond? A Quick Review

I’ve seen ads lately for a gentleman named Jason Bond. He's selling an investment strategy promising to make you tons of money via stock trading. You know what they say about something sounding too good to be true. I decided to research to find out about this … [Read More...]

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European Economic Crisis – Midweek Infographic

In 2008, financial institutions in the US began to drop like flies. Lehman Brothers - gone, Bear Stearns - gone, Washington Mutual - you guessed it, gone. Four years later, what condition are we now in? The US banking system has regained much of its strength … [Read More...]

Average Net Worth by Age

What is your net worth?  How does it compare to others in your age group?  What can you take away from these numbers?  Tracking your net worth can help keep your personal finances in check, since it measures your overall portfolio value and not simply your … [Read More]

How to Get Your Finances Ready for the January Blues

The post-Christmas period is traditionally one of thrift. We’ve all splurged our pay-packets on an embarrassment of luxuries for our friends and families, and now we have to reign things in a little bit to keep the lights on. To make matters worse, there’s a … [Read More]

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Personal Financial Update, December 2019

It’s hard to believe that it’s December already and that there is less than a month left of 2019.  The year went by fast, but a lot was accomplished during that seemingly short time span.  Christmas shopping has begun, and it’s being cash flowed as planned.  … [Read More]

Should Personal Finance be Taught in School?

Should basic personal financial literacy and skills be taught in school?  It’s an interesting idea and one that I happen to support.  There is a growing movement to implement such classes in school.  A quick Google search will pull up commentary from financial … [Read More]

Vacationing on a Budget

We recently returned from a 10-day trip out west. We hiked in the Nevada high desert, went to Lake Tahoe, stayed a few nights in Yosemite National Park, sat in hot springs in the California Mountains, spent 3 days in San Francisco, visited the Red Wood Forest … [Read More]

Personal Financial Update, NOV 2019

November is here and with it comes the falling leaves, chilly nights, and shorter days.  They are calling for snow showers in the next few days. I bought oil for the tanks to keep the furnace running, and I got a load of firewood for our camp for the winter.  … [Read More]