I'm a big fan of analogies. While they can be cheesy and seem superficial, I think they offer little nuggets of life truths that might otherwise be missed. Not all of you have families, but indulge me for a few minutes while we go on an adventure. Imagine that today is the day you're setting … Continue reading The Road Trip Analogy of Personal Finance
After the economy suffered a downturn and my employer cancelled their health insurance program in 2010, I switched to individual insurance and started to leverage the power of a health savings account. Long-time readers will recall that it was not only the awesome tax benefits that made the HSA such an attractive choice, but that … Continue reading A Long-Term Approach For Your HSA
One of the toughest ideas to process mentally when you get introduced to the concept of "living in the moment" is how to accept the present condition and also seek to build a better future. The two ideas seem to be mutually exclusive--seek future goals and you accept that the present doesn't live up to … Continue reading Living in the Moment vs. Future Goals
It's natural to only want the best for your money, but unless we address these unrealistic expectations, we'll soon find ourselves in a deep hole with no way to climb out.
This is a lesson I learned why playing tennis…As long as you can stand, you can win the game.
I recently overheard a conversation about buying a car on 0% financing because it was too good to pass up. Here are 5 reasons I think this is the wrong approach.
There is a force at the heart of nearly everything we do in life. It tugs on us in two directions (assuming we are not "at rest")--in one corner is doing, in the other is planning.