Observations of our own Net Worth

I mentioned in another post that I wasn’t going to talk about the details around my net worth. Well, I’m not. What I have been doing is reviewing my net worth on an ongoing basis to make sure that my wife and I are headed in the right direction. Here are a few observations about our net worth: Our net worth is increasing at a

It’s All About Your Net Worth

You hear people talk a lot about retiring. Most of them will tell you that they are “saving for retirement”. It’s funny to me that more people don’t talk about net worth in the same sentences that they are talking about saving for retirement. It’s impossible for someone to know that they are headed in the right direction for retirement if they don’t know where

Everybody loves your money….. Even the banks!

Imagine a society where everyone makes enough money every month to pay all their bills and they even have some cash left over. Gone would be the endless fights between husband and wife over which bills to pay, which child they should buy shoes for, which financial crisis to address first. Couples would have to figure out something else to fight about every evening after

Those Damn Jones’

I used to think that everyone who had a lot of “stuff” were way better off than I was. You know those people. We all live near them. It wasn’t until I read a book called “The Millionaire Next Door” that I realized how wrong that assumption is. If you haven’t read this book, it should be the very first book you read about money.

Work from HOME – Oh My God, It’s not true????

You have got to check out http://www.cockeyed.com . This guy did some research in to all those “work from home” signs that are out there. I’m sure you’ve seen them. Anyway, it’s both entertaining and quite interesting. It turns out that pretty much all the signs lead to one company. Check it out: HERE

Tax Time

Well, here it is. A few days before the drop dead date to file your taxes. I’m betting that most people that haven’t filed already probably owe the government money. For everyone that is sitting on their refund check laughing about how smart they are, you might want to stop and think. If you received a large refund from the IRS this year, you may

Teach your Kids to be Smart with Money

As you’ve read through all of these articles, have you found yourself thinking that you should have done a few things different? Could you be better off now if you had made different decisions earlier on? Do you over spend every month? Do you under-invest every month? Whether you do or not, you need to think about what your children are learning from you. The

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Suze Orman Top 10 things to do for the New Year

Happy New Year! Here’s a good article for the new year. It’s really a list of ten things that people who are on the WRONG track can do to start down a positive path and most points reinforce what you should be doing anyway. It’s worth the read though! http://biz.yahoo.com/pfg/e23newyear

Welcome to Everybody Loves Your Money

This site is about common sense personal finance. I don’t claim to be an expert but I have lots of observations about personal finance and I love to seek out new articles about personal finance. Why personal finance? Some people might compare personal finance to root canals. I think that as the economy continues to change and the burden of financial security is increasingly pushed