The World’s Least Fascinating Personal Finance Blogger

Reading hundreds of blog posts surrounding the personal finance community, it’s easy to get a little jealous of others’ success. I mean, on a daily basis I read about people going from rags to riches, or having a $1M income, or people retiring at an obscenely young age. With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, I think it’s time to step back and focus on all the reasons I have to be thankful.

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My 7 Most Regrettable Financial Decisions

There are a whole bunch of bloggers talking about their biggest financial mistakes on the magnificent web of information. I think this is a fantastic exercise because we can learn so much from these errors. Since you are reading Winning Personal Finance, I of course haven’t made any mistakes (cough cough). Luckily, I’ve avoided some of the big ones like consumer debt, high investment fees and not saving at all.  Unfortunately, my financial life has not been perfectly streamlined. Without further ado, here are my 7 most regrettable financial decisions and more.

Regrettable Financial Decisions

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My $121K Mistake

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”

How do you define winning?

Some mornings, before heading into the office, my son looks at me with a sad face and asks:

 

 

Mini WPF: Daddy, do you have to go to work today?

Me: Yes.

Mini WPF: Why?

Me: I go, so that I can pay for our house and food.

Mini WPF: And toys?

Me: Yes, and toys.

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