How to Overcome Criticism Hangover and Make More Money

OK. I’ll admit it. “Criticism Hangover” is a word that I just made up – but I bet you know what it means. It’s that feeling that you used to get when you left the front door open and the cat ran out of the house. You felt like your parents would slice you up […]

Stop Learning and Start Earning

It’s time to stop learning and start earning. I’m not kidding. You really should stop studying and just get out there. Once I did, I became a lot more successful. I can best explain the true cost of learning when I tell you about launching my blog. Two years ago, I didn’t know what a […]

Character Flaws and Financial Success

It occurred to me recently that I can use my character flaws to make much smarter life choices going forward – financial and otherwise. More importantly, so can you. The thought popped into my head while my wife and I were on vacation in New York. (Side note – the vacation was debt free!) While […]

How to Negotiate Like a Pro

Some people are scared to death when confronted with the need to negotiate with others. They’d rather pay more or do whatever they have to – anything – in order to avoid this process. I completely understand the sentiment. The only problem is, if this describes you, you might end up paying too much for […]

Get Out of Debt Success

If you’ve tried several times to get out of debt and can’t seem to manage it, this is the article you’ve been waiting for. I’m going to tell you why you continually struggle, and I’m also going to provide a simple solution. On the face of it, getting out of debt seems simple; spend less […]

How to Survive Financial Betrayal

If you’re old enough to read, then you’ve almost certainly been “had” financially once or twice. Perhaps a “friend” borrowed money and didn’t pay it back. Instead, she “remembers” that it was a gift from the start — and tirelessly tries to convince you. Or maybe your brother-in-law sold you mortgage life insurance — and […]

What Tinky Winky Taught Me About Money

If you’re a parent, you probably know who Tinky Winky is. He’s one of the infamous Teletubbies – those colorful little TV creatures who live in Teletubby Land, of course. You remember his friends Po, Dipsy and Laa-laa, don’t you? I knew it would all come back to you. 🙂 Anyways… Tinky taught me a […]

Planning for Your Demise

If you want to do your spouse a favor, you should pretend you don’t exist… At least for a few hours. If you’re the one who manages the finances – and possibly earns most of the money – you’ll do your spouse a solid by simply going through this exercise. Ask your spouse how they’d […]

When Bad Investments Happen to Good People

You’ve done everything you were supposed to do. You learned as much as you could about investing and you made (what you thought) were smart moves. But the investments didn’t work out. You lost money. Of course, you’re not the only one singing this tale of woe. Over the last 10 years, stock market investors […]