Learn From Successful Entrepreneurs Who Have BTDT (been there, done that)

Tweet Brian was tired of making other people wealthy. He no longer felt in control of his earnings as an employee. One day not too long ago, Brian Schwartz told his wife that he wanted to quit his 9 to 5 job and become his own boss. Brian, the primary bread winner for his family, […]

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Mailbox: Outsourcing Edition

Tweet “When the economy tanked, I was forced to come out of retirement and work as a taxi driver.” Photo: Visit Puppies Are Prozac for a dose of adorable, funny animal photos to chase the grumpies away. Readers’ Questions Answered: “You mentioned being better at the business side of things, but what did you do […]

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Realtors Might Not Have Your Best Interests At Heart

Tweet I made contingency-free, cash offers on three different houses this week. I used recent sold comps (comparables) and price-to-rent ratios to calculate a reasonable price. All three listing Realtors refused to present my offer to their sellers “because my bid wasn’t close enough to their asking price”. Even though Realtors are legally required to […]

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Financial Illiteracy: An Epidemic With A Simple Cure

Tweet How do we learn about money? 80% of parents surveyed believe that schools provide classes for their children on money management and budgeting. (source) Sorry to break the bad news, Mom and Dad — your kiddos probably aren’t learning personal finance in school. Our school system requires English, math and science, but not a […]

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Furry Finance Friday

Tweet Rango is concerned about inflation because Kibble is up 99 cents a bag… …That’s almost $7.00 in dog money. Visit Puppies Are Prozac for cute, funny animal photos to chase the grumpies away. (photo credit: hubbbadyabutters) Tweet

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Hyperinflation or Prolonged Deflation? Coping and Investing Strategies For Either Scenario

Tweet Rebecca commented: I enjoy these posts – thanks for adding a voice of reason given the vast propensity to imagine the solution to the problem is doing more of the thing that caused the problem. We’ve collectively been telling ourselves the same stories so long it’s hard to ram home still that they *are* […]

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When Should I Buy a Home? Have We Reached Bottom Yet? What Is The Right Price?

Tweet My question has to do with the timing of buying (a home), especially in the current market. I would like to know from your perspective when a time to buy might be. I’m not asking for you to predict a date, but rather I’m interested to know what indicators and trends you might look […]

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