When your cheese is moved

A wonderfully short, entertaining, and educational book is “Who Moved My Cheese” by Spencer Johnson.  It is a funny little story that colorfully describes how two sets of characters react when their “cheese is moved” (cheese being a metaphor for change).  The book is less than 100 pages, so it is a quick read.   …

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Fireworks are like bad stocks…

It’s that time again.  Our city has an ordinance that prohibits individuals from setting of fireworks without a permit, but the bright red-and-white striped tents have opened and folks are flocking to the outskirts of town to buy explosives.  Being an American I can tell you that I thoroughly enjoy a good firework show, I…

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Encourage, and BE encouraged!

I had some free time today and signed on to MyTotalMoneyMakeover.com, Dave Ramsey’s subscription service that offers additional tools and personal tracking of your progress through the Baby Steps and all three hours of the radio show without the commercials.  Also available on the site is an instant messaging client.  There I met someone who had…

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Book report: The Wealthy Barber

Well, I finished the book.  “The Wealthy Barber” written by David Chilton in 1991 makes a quick read while learning a lot of common-sense principals about personal finance. I can’t say that I learned anything new except for a better understanding of “dollar cost averaging” (I’ll save those comments for a future post). There appears…

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Good book: The Wealthy Barber

Brian “The Money-Guy” Preston is a Certified Financial Planner and Wealth Manager in Georgia who also puts out a free PodCast (see Money-Guy.com).  He had recommended a few times over the past couple of years a book from David Chilton called “The Wealthy Barber” (here is a link to purchase a used copy).   I have…

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