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16 Financial Tidbits for Newly Weds

Monday, April 19th, 2010

My neighbors’ son is getting married in June. Thinking about his wedding, made me think of all the “advice” I have for this couple. I have a few things I can share from my own experience of being married nearly 17 years: 1. PATIENCE! It takes time for your finances to grow. When I moved […]

Poor Little Youngsters

Friday, October 16th, 2009

Here are the opening paragraphs to an article I saw on MSN today: A new survey conducted for the AFL-CIO suggests many American workers under 35 can’t manage the basic financial building blocks of an adult life. The union calls the past 10 years a “lost decade” for these young people, during which many fell […]

The Five Lowest-Paying Majors (From MSN)

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

Thought this was interesting: 5 Lowest-Paying Majors, And What You Can Do About it. Their list: • Social work • Special education • Elementary education • Home economics • Music and dance Okay, so they are low-paying. Big deal. As long as you know this information going in, you can make adjustments to your lifestyle […]

Six Benefits of Starting at the Bottom

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

Saw this article on MSN this morning: 6 Benefits of a Bottom-Rung Job According the author, Paul Facella, there are six benefits to starting in a low-level job: 1. Teaches you the ropes. In my opinion, there’s nothing worse than a manager who doesn’t know what things are like down in the trenches. I realize […]

A review of Jonathan Clements’ “The Little Book of Main Street Money”

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

Wiley’s Little Book series is a wee bit confusing in that there’s The Little Book That Beats the Market*, which is a stock-picking book. Then, in the same series there’s John Bogle’s The Little Book of Common Sense Investing*, a book essentially about indexing or passive investing. So, you read one book and say, “That […]

Sad News: Jonathan Clement’s LAST Column for the Wall Street Journal

Wednesday, April 9th, 2008

My Wednesday morning ritual is coming to an end. Every Wednesday for the past 11 or years, I have made it a point to check out what Jonathan Clements had to say in his Getting Going column. I opened today’s paper to find out that this morning’s column titled, Parting Shot: What I Learned From […]

Who Makes the Investment Decisions in Your Household?

Wednesday, February 6th, 2008

Here’s today’s Question of the Day: Who makes the investment decisions in your household? I got the idea for this question from Jonathan Clement’s Getting Going column titled He Invests, She Invests: Who Gets the Better Returns? (free), in today’s Wall Street Journal. The column looked at the differences in the investment style of men […]

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