Archive For The “Learn” Category

How to plug the holes in your financial bucket

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How to plug the holes in your financial bucket

  As discussed in a previous post, one of the quickest ways to build a financial portfolio that will carry you (and your loved ones) into a successful future is to cut some of the expenses that add little to no value to your life. Some things, such as rent and insurance, are required (though…

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Passive income: the not-so-secret secret to financial freedom

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Passive income: the not-so-secret secret to financial freedom

We’ve all heard the stories: people win the lottery and are broke five years later, famous athletes and musicians file for bankruptcy; and the concept of “high-income poor people.” The fact is, many middle-class Americans are woefully unprepared for their golden years, though they may lead a relatively well-off lifestyle. When we begin our financial livelihood (usually as teenagers),…

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Digging deeper into insurance as a tool for money management

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Digging deeper into insurance as a tool for money management

Like Penicillin, sometimes the best ideas are discovered by accident. This was the case when I stumbled upon an insurance hack to money management. Up until this point, I’d been mostly talking in hypotheticals, but this turned out to be the real deal. I wasn’t trying to optimize my finances when I bought my participating…

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How to make a loan earn you money

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How to make a loan earn you money

  From time to time, I geek out on spreadsheets, especially when I think I can prove  a bogus idea wrong.  On my recent cruise to Alaska, while the missus and kids snoozed, I would rise early, hit the library, and …. work on spreadsheets for the heck of it (see: geek). I decided to tackle…

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Why you should learn (many) languages

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Why you should learn (many) languages

Growing up, I was always fascinated with languages. Even as a child, the idea of communicating with people from a different culture seemed terribly exciting to me.

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My son quit college, and that’s ok

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My son quit college, and that’s ok

A couple of months ago, my oldest, Zach, told us he was going to quit school. If getting an A- was an Asian F, well, what does that make a college dropout?

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