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Six Figure Salary And Still Broke

July 21st, 2008 · No Comments

Recently I had lunch with a friend who makes six figures per year.  Here in the Midwest that is a fabulous salary.  He has a comfortable desk job that is inside a nice, air-conditioned building.   He and his wife drive new cars and he has an in-ground swimming pool.  He must love life, right?  […]

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Tags: Banking · Budgeting · Business · Credit Cards · Money

Celebrities Are Not Financial Role Models

June 5th, 2008 · No Comments

Recently the media has been covering the defaulted home loan on Ed McMahon’s Beverly Hills mansion worth approximately $4.8 million. Now, before I comment on Ed’s finances here are some of the most popular highlights of his life: He was Johnny Carson’s announcer for 30 years (1962-92) on The Tonight Show He was host of […]

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Debt Consolidation Is A Terrible Idea

May 30th, 2008 · No Comments

So you’ve gotten yourself into a jam. This credit card was to cover that unexpected car repair. That credit card was to pay for Christmas. Oh and this credit card….well you’ve had a balance on it for eons so it doesn’t count. Now, you see (or hear) a commercial for that magical elixir called debt […]

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Tags: Credit Cards · Money

What I Have Learned From Dave Ramsey

May 22nd, 2008 · 4 Comments

There are two kinds of people in this world: those who hate Dave Ramsey and those who love him. The interesting thing is that if you listen to him long enough you’re virtually guaranteed to go from the former group to the latter group. Dave claims there is even a support group on the Internet […]

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Living Without Credit Cards

January 6th, 2008 · No Comments

Recently my wife and I became 100% debt-free except for the mortgage. Not only have we paid all off all our non-mortgage debt, but we’re moving in the direction of closing all credit card accounts. I’m on board with this idea, but my wife is not. I understand this could be a six-month process convincing […]

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Tags: Credit Cards · Money