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Why Personal Finance Gurus Are Like Free Schooling

Personal Finance Gurus Are Like Free Schooling

“When you introduce competition into the public school system, most studies show that schools start to do better when they are competing for students.” – Bill Cosby I am a product of public schools through and through. My elementary, middle, and high schools were all public. West Point is a public university. I went to … Read more

The Zeigarnik Effect and Your Money

Zeigarnik Effect and your money

“What is not started today is never finished tomorrow.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe My wife and I do not watch much television. There was one series that we watched religiously week in and week out. It was 24 (#aff). When it was time for another season, we were glued to our seats at 9:00 … Read more

Is Obamacare Viable for Early Retirees?

Is Obamacare Viable for Early Retirees

“This is a big f—— deal.” –Joe Biden One of the biggest expenses that people who want to retire prior to age 65, when they become eligible for Medicare, is health. With healthcare inflation far exceeding inflation for the rest of the economy, and with most employers providing at least some health insurance for their … Read more

101 Things I Need to Remind Myself About More Often

101 Things I Need to Remind Myself About More Often

“Most human beings have an absolute and infinite capacity for taking things for granted” –Aldous Huxley I try to be aware of myself more Often and of my surroundings and to be grateful for the world around me. Sometimes, though, I slip into the habit of routine and I take things for granted. Occasionally, I … Read more

5 Hidden Costs of Getting Divorced

Hidden Costs of Getting Divorced

“Ah, yes, divorce … from the Latin word meaning to rip out a man’s genitals through his wallet.” – Robin Williams It seems like in every large city, there’s one divorce attorney who owns the market on billboards and bus stop signs. There’s one in the Fort Worth area. It’s impossible to drive more than … Read more

What Does the Future You Think?

What Does the Future You Think?

“Look to the future, because that is where you’ll spend the rest of your life.” – George Burns When I was on my honeymoon, we went to one of those adult arcades like Dave & Busters. While other people were busy slinging Skeeballs and whacking moles, my wife and I went to a simulator that … Read more