I recently attended a wedding and want to wish a heartfelt public congratulations to the lovely bride and groom! Since I didn’t get a chance to give a toast over the weekend, I would like to offer some unsolicited financial advice for all see. Without further ado, here it goes:
At the beginning of this year, I thought I had my financial life in good order. I was wrong! The more I search for ways to improve my finances, the more opportunities I find. Over the past few months, I’ve found a number of new ways to earn or save some money. One of my motivations to start this blog was to create an easy way to share these opportunities with family, friends and others seeking to optimize their finances.
This article is the first in a series of posts about the actions I have taken to save or earn more money. Please remember, these articles are being written from the perspective of one person. You should consider your own personal financial situation and discuss with your professional advisors before replicating anything described below.
One of the most common and hardest personal finance decisions people have to make involves the tradeoff between time and money. This post discusses the largest time vs. money decision my wife and I have had to make to date.
Personal finance is, personal. This is a phrase you will see me type many times. In many cases, a financial move that is right for one person may not be right for another. Some people start their own business while others prefer to work for a business. Some people drive a shiny new SUV while others choose a 10+ year old sedan. Some like to invest in stocks while others prefer mutual funds or real estate. These different choices and many more could all be part of a Winning Personal Finance plan. Continue reading “My $121K Mistake”