Suing Your Parents for College Money? 5 Reasons I’m All For It
Mar04

Suing Your Parents for College Money? 5 Reasons I’m All For It

Today in New Jersey an 18 year old is suing her parents for college money. According to USA Today, she says that they issued her an ultimatum (ditch the boyfriend or get out). Dad says they asked her to follow a few house rules. Whatever. I think this is an awesome exercise. Partially, I like this lawsuit because I think entertaining me (no matter what it means to the court system) is a great idea. But there are many BETTER reasons:...

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How the Repo Guy Nearly Took My Car
Jan21

How the Repo Guy Nearly Took My Car

When people ask, “What do you really know about the average guy? You manage money for rich people?” I always smile.  I’ve had the privilege of working through my share of wonderfully challenging personal financial situations.  And when I say “challenging” I mean the worst timing and situation imaginable. Here’s one you’ll love and can learn from: I’ve been a member of an entrepreneurial...

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The 5 Dumbest New Year’s Resolutions of All Time
Jan16

The 5 Dumbest New Year’s Resolutions of All Time

New Years. A time of overeating, watching football or old movies, and resolving to do better, maybe a week or two in the future….. Are we at that point yet? Is anyone “doing better” yet? Resolving and actually “doing” better are two totally different things, aren’t they? New Year’s resolutions are usually bound to fail….especially if you try any of these silly tactics: 5 Dumbest New Year’s Resolutions Phrases 1)   Losing weight...

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Hi Ho, Hi Ho, it’s off to class you go….3 Smart Money Tips for Back to School
Aug16

Hi Ho, Hi Ho, it’s off to class you go….3 Smart Money Tips for Back to School

…and we go from watching Snow White to living that famous song. Just like a little member of the Seven Dwarfs, my oldest son will be marching off in only a couple weeks. For him it’s the first time. For me, because I work with families who go through this every year, it’s old hat. Well, not exactly old hat (it’s always different when it’s your own child heading off…where does the time go?). Let’s talk about the financial aspects of...

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Productivity 101: Getting the Ball Rolling
Jul31

Productivity 101: Getting the Ball Rolling

As I move back into my home office again after six weeks on the road, my brain turns to financial and business productivity. There’s much to do: - unload the Trailblazer and find homes for tools and supplies. While the name “Trailblazer” might be over the top, it was a wonderful “Stuff Hauler.” - organize the heaps of paper, clothing and tools in my office, closet and garage - scan and archive rental house...

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5 Fees I Hate More Than The New Spirit Airlines B.S. Bag Charge: Our Cuppa Joe Discussion
May10

5 Fees I Hate More Than The New Spirit Airlines B.S. Bag Charge: Our Cuppa Joe Discussion

It’s Thursday! That means we’re grabbin’ a cup of coffee and talking about my opinion on anything I find amusing that particular day (my favorite topic). Spirit Airlines, who should really just change their name to “We Will Do Anything To Alienate Our Customers,” announced last week that they plan to charge $100 to give you the pleasure of placing a bag in the overhead bin. If it’ll fit under your seat or on your body, you’re still...

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