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The Psychology of Stuff: Consumerism & Debt

August 18, 2010
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You buy furniture. You tell yourself, this is the last sofa I will ever need in my life. Buy the sofa, then for a couple years you’re satisfied that no matter what goes wrong, at least you’ve got your sofa issue handled. Then the right set of dishes. Then the perfect bed. The drapes. The rug. Then you’re trapped in your lovely nest, and...
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Prescription Drugs: 4 Money Saving Ideas

August 17, 2010
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Prescription Drugs: 4 Money Saving Ideas

I’m an anxious man in an anxious world. Many things cause me anxiety.  Deadlines Gorgeous women Speaking in public Two more years of Mr. Obama My underfunded retirement account In early 2009 my anxiety reached the point of turning into an actual panic disorder. For those of you calm, cool, and collected souls out there,...
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The Millionaire Next Door: Are You all Hat and No Cattle?

August 16, 2010
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“All hat and no cattle” Or to decipher this verbal riddle for those of you still scratching your head, this phrase is the somewhat more subtle equivalent of an individual that is not able to “walk the talk”. In The Millionaire Next Door, by Thomas J. Stanley and William D. Dankoit’s, “all hat and no...
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Retirement Investment Options: 401(k) Basics

August 15, 2010
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Retirement Investment Options: 401(k) Basics

For many of us, a 401(k) is one of the most accessible and easily managed options when it comes to our retirement investment strategy. This accessibility is largely a function of the fact that the 401(k) remains one of the most popular retirement investment options offered by employers. But in addition its convenience, the...
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Cell Phone Savings – What Would Zach Morris Do?

August 13, 2010
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Cell Phone Savings – What Would Zach Morris Do?

I’ve always been that guy when it comes to cell phones. And anybody reading this probably knows at least one guy like me – the guy that always goes with the free phone when signing up for a cell phone plan or extending a contract with a current provider.  You know this guy – he’s...
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