All of us have at least one reason why we get up and go out (or work from home) to try to make a living. For most of us, it’s survival: paying for food, clothing, or shelter. For a growing number of others, it also involves getting out of debt. Unfortunately, for most of us, our financial motivation is Continue reading “What’s Your Bigger Financial Motivation – Or Do You Even Have One?”
In another post, I told the story of how I sold all the stock investments in one of my portfolios in order to pay off about 80 percent of our mortgage debt, which is incidentally (and thankfully) our only debt. At one point, I offered a rather pointed opinion about my dislike for debt that I want to write more about. To some people, I might have come across as being very harsh in my opinion about debt, even freaked out about it, but should I be? Is it a modern reality that I and others should just learn to live with because borrowing interest rates are so low, or is one right in trying their utmost to get out of it as quickly as possible? Continue reading “Should a Person be Freaked Out About Debt?”
When I started writing this blog a few years back, I did so mainly with the hope of attracting the person interested in getting a start in this exciting world of investing, the sort of person who isn’t maybe very interested in or successful with financial matters in general and investing in particular. But what I’ve learned since is how the words “exciting” and “investing” aren’t words that most people would consider putting in the same sentence.
If anything, investing or any other sort of financial matter isn’t just boring to most people, but I think that Continue reading “The (Not So) Funny Thing About Financial Advice Blogs”
Even if you don’t know about the sport of ice hockey, odds are that you’ve heard of the great Number 4, Bobby Orr, who played most of his career for for the Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League (NHL). You can watch this video to learn a bit about him. He is arguably the best player to have ever played the game – even better than Gordie Howe or Wayne Gretzky – because he was the most complete player, the best two-way player the game has ever seen and will probably ever see, a master Continue reading “If You’re not Managing Your Money, Who is?”
Before you jump to the conclusion that I’m about to announce or promote some amazing new app that will set your financial house forever in order with the greatest of ease, allow me to clarify.
First, although this post contains financial lessons that can apply to any person, is it mainly for Continue reading “Learning Financial Discipline Through … a Smartphone?!”
During my many years in the workforce, I’ve come across all types of people, from the hopelessly lazy to the most industrious and every type in between. But one thing that most people have in common, regardless of their ambition level, is the tendency to have no real goals or plans in mind when it comes to what to do with the money they earn.
What I find to be one of the saddest things Continue reading “So, How’s Working Hard Been Working for You?”