Halloween Profits

October 31, 2006

Night Before Halloween It’s the night before Halloween and you are without a costume! You show up at the Spirit Halloween store and can’t believe how much they are charging for this stuff! A Captain Jack Sparrow outfit for your son is $30, the little Little Bo Peep costume you’re eyeing is $60, and to […]

Making a Difference

October 30, 2006

Hello Hong Kong Based on the information from sitemeter.com, I have my first piece of circumstantial evidence of making a difference in someone’s financial journey. A search on Yahoo Hong Kong led a reader from Hong Kong to MoneySmartLife.com. They read the post “Achieve Financial Independence Week” sponsored by American Century Investments and left the […]

Financial Checkup – Influence

October 29, 2006

Principle 3 – Influence What is the number one determinate of someone’s attitude towards their health? The family and environment they were raised in. Think about some of the common bad habits that people pick up from their family such as smoking, unhealthy eating, or lack of exercise. The influence of our environment also determines […]

ING Direct Bright Spots

October 28, 2006

What Bright Spots? We keep our emergency fund in an ING Direct account and are emailed the ING quarterly newsletter called Bright Spots. The October 2006 edition contained an article titled, “Don’t let debt get the best of you”. Although it does include 7 tips on how to combat debt, the article paints a bleak […]

The Biggest Saver

October 26, 2006

The Biggest Loser I caught the end of a reality TV show tonight called “The Biggest Loser”. People on the show learn to change their lifestyle in order to lose weight and regain good health. With a simple plan of diet and exercise, they change their lives. The person that loses the most weight, wins […]

Financial Checkup – Motivation

October 24, 2006

Principle 2 – Motivation This principle actually helps determine our application of the Behavior principle. We need something to motivate us to change our behavior. Often, the reason we do the little things in life is to help achieve the big things. We need motivation to get up and exercise every day or to avoid […]

Social Insecurity

October 23, 2006

Good News / Bad News The Houston Chronicle reported that social security checks will be going up by 3.3 percent in 2007. The cost of living adjustment is good news for many people that are depending on Social Security as part of or all of their monthly income. The increase will provide more money for […]

Achieve Financial Independence Week

October 18, 2006

Financial Awareness Stowers Innovations and American Century Investments have teamed up for the 2nd straight year to promote “Achieve Financial Independence Week” during the 3rd week of October. According to the website, www.afiweek.com, the goal is to “help raise Americans’ awareness of their own spending and saving habits, and provide people of all ages with […]

Financial Checkup – Behavior

October 16, 2006

Principle 1 – Behavior Managing our behavior is the first step to good financial and physical health. My dad is a family practice doctor. He can offer preventative counseling, diagnose his patient’s problems, give them tools and steps to improve their health, and monitor them with regular checkups. Despite all of the help he provides, […]

Why We Want You to be Rich

October 11, 2006

Financial Mindset Donald Trump and Robert Kiyosaki teamed up to create a book (Why We Want You to be Rich: Two Men – One Message) that looks at people’s different perceptions and approaches to wealth. This book was just released so I haven’t had a chance to read it yet. From what I gather it […]

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