Ignite FinCon12: No Debt, No Credit, No Problems

A Financial Blogger walks into a tango bar… Watch as I present a 5-minute Ignite speech – No Debt, No Credit, No Problem – to a tango bar full of Financial Bloggers, CFPs, CPAs, Bank Representatives and one MyFico Relations Manager (yeah, that’s pretty funny!). It is possible to live in the United States with No Debt,…

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Vid-torial: The math behind Whole Life and Term Life Insurance

Jeff Rose has started another movement. First it was Roth IRAs, now it’s Life Insurance. What is a Movement? What he has done is quickly rally over a hundred bloggers and media writers behind a singular cause: Educate the population about a specific financial subject in mass. With that many posts all being released at the…

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How to create a Net Worth Statement

In personal finance, net worth (or wealth) refers to an individual’s net economic position; similarly, it uses the value of all assets minus the value of all liabilities. Sounds like something you need an accountant or Financial Planner for. But you really don’t need to make it complicated and learning how to create one is…

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Saying No is a great negotiating technique

“No” is a possible answer and can be used to get a bargain. It’s not manipulative and helps you to find a middle ground between you and the person you are negotiating with. I tell my story of how I saved $10 a day while renting a Dodge Charger!

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Compound Interest – the most powerful force in the universe

Teaching Financial Literacy is one of my favorite things to do. GoBankingRates.com asked me to be a part of their Financial Literacy Tag video series so I had to say “Yes”. They wanted an inspiring story or example of how learning about financial literacy changed my life. I don’t really have a great story but…

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