Category Archives: Education

2010 – Year in Review

To achieve a goal you must keep your eye on the prize. Financial goals are no different and require the same intensity, intention, and knowledge as personal goals. My wife and I have goals. We want to own a home, … Continue reading

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Financial Web Site Tip of the Month – CowBoom.com

You might be asking yourself what a CowBoom is… and if you do know please leave me a comment because I have no idea. Maybe a play on the word “Kaboom”? The web site Cowboom is a clearing house for … Continue reading

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June Financial Report – Stash the Cash

June Financial Report – Stash the Cash The Table As you can see we had another very good month. Some quick highlights are as follows: Revenue vs Expenses In our Revenue we showed a nice pick up compared to prior … Continue reading

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Personal Finance Benchmarks for 20 Somethings – Debt

I was recently turned on to a site that has a slew of metrics for 20 somethings. I have been searching for some time for data like this so I can compare our household finances to that of our peers. … Continue reading

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How to pick a Graduation Gift

When a young (or old) person graduates from high school or college it is a time of transition. They are leaving what has been home for the last four years and dispersing to make their mark on the world. Graduations … Continue reading

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Purgatory of Student Loans – The Grace Period

I am writing this post in honor of my sister who will be graduating from college in two weeks. The sooner she comes to terms with her debts the sooner she can work her way out. My brother made the … Continue reading

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Additional Podcast

I have subscribed to two more free podcast revolving around personal finance: Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Quicken Personal Finance – I would highly recommend this podcast. I listened to every cast they had done and was impressed. The main host from … Continue reading

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Personal Finance Magazines

Tonight I just subscribed to three financial planning magazines. As these magazines start rolling in I will try to update the readers on which ones have the most value to a new reader to financial nirvana. The Magazines are: Money … Continue reading

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College Loans

First off I want to apologize to my readers because these first blog topics will jump around a bit. I am attempting to summarize and remember 16 months of conversations from when I first began my financial journey in February of 2009. … Continue reading

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Education – The dividend returning investment

You will be the same person in five years as you are today except for the people you meet and the books you read. I first heard the quote above while listening to Dave Ramsey. While he has an invested … Continue reading

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