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What I’m Reading: February 2017

  This is Phil Knight's memoir, the creator of Nike. It tells the story of Nike's early beginnings (before it was even called Nike) through 1980 or so. In reading this, I realized I didn't know much about Nike's story at all. It's an honest account of what it's...

How Much is a Movie?

A couple weeks ago, I had a few friends over to watch a movie. After hearing high praise for Hell or High Water, and noticing it was available at Redbox, I decided to pick it up and invite a some friends over to watch it. (Note: This film is one of the Oscar-nominated...

What I’m Reading: January 2017

This month, I would like to recommend two books, which were recommended to me. I think they're both worth reading. --- This is a powerful read. Written as a letter to his son, Coates examines the history of America and the role race ("his black body") plays. It was...

Okay, But How Exactly Do I Invest?

My last post was A Q&A About Saving For Retirement, which seemed to successfully answer several questions - so thank you for asking and then providing feedback! I did receive a follow-up question (one I have heard in one way or another many times before) that I...

A Q&A About Saving for Retirement

You asked, and I answered! Here are the common questions I've received about saving into retirement accounts, complete with answers. I hope you find this helpful. 401(k), 403(b), and TSP Accounts Note: These accounts work similarly, and I've used the names...

Welcome to 2017

It's the start of a new year, which can be a great time to reflect on the previous year and look ahead to the upcoming year. With that in mind, this post is a simple - yet important - one. It asks three questions. In regard to your personal finances, what did you do...

Every Book I Read in 2016

For the December Edition of What I'm Reading, I've decided to list every book I read (and re-read) in 2016. Thanks to those of you who specifically recommended some of the books I read this year. If you have questions or thoughts about any of these books, it would be...

Remember that No Spending Challenge?

Remember that no spending challenge I proposed on Halloween? You can find the details right here. Essentially, the goal was to NOT spend money on yourself between Halloween and Christmas (except for things you NEED - like food). Many of you responded to this post,...

How ‘Bout All That Stuff?

On January 3rd, 2016, I published a post about Marie Kondo's book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing. In that post, I commented, "Following her very specific process, as described in her book, helped me to complete...

It’s Not Your Fault You’re Not Saving Money

It's not your fault you're NOT saving money. The system makes it too hard. You have likely received no formal education to guide you in successfully managing your personal finances. There are a lot of rules around retirement and investment accounts. How are you...

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