It Isn’t Always About Proving You’re Right

It Isn’t Always About Proving You’re Right We fall prey to meaningless voices of people who try to shame us. We plan our actions and goals according to how the world judges us. We minimize and discount our own dreams, because we have this habit of not letting go. We have an ego to satisfy, an ego that drowns...

Why I like Your Money or Your Life

One of my money goals is to “continue following the Your Money or Your Life program” but it occurred to me that I’ve never really explained what that program is. It’s a step-by-step way of handling your money put forth by the authors of the...

“How to go to College Almost For Free” review

As you might guess, How to Go to College Almost for Free is a book about winning scholarships. Its author, Ben Kaplan, won nearly $90,000 in scholarships to use for college. I ran across this book in the library, and thought that there was no time like the present to...

“The Finish Rich Dictionary” review

I have to say that I love The Finish Rich Dictionary by David Bach. Now I haven’t read the entire thing yet (it’s not meant to be read cover to cover at all) but I can tell that it’s going to be something I refer to again and again. I’ve...

More investment-related thoughts

I finally finished reading The Essays of Warren Buffett: Lessons for Corporate America, Second Edition by Warren E. Buffett and Lawrence A. Cunningham. While there was a variety of useful information (some of it repetitive) in the compiliation, two things really...

Living More with Less

I finished up Living More with Less recently. It’s an older book (from 1980) written by Doris Janzen Longacre, who was a Mennonite. I really enjoyed it and found lots of thought-provoking information in it. It’s written in a format that explains the...

Total Money Makeover book giveaway

Merry Christmas to those who celebrate it, and Happy Thursday to those who don’t. Since I’m in the giving mood, I’m giving away a copy of Dave Ramsey’s The Total Money Makeover book. (Which is heavy on the debt-reduction aspect.) To enter, just...

A Million Bucks by 30

A Million Bucks by 30 is not your standard personal finance book. The blurb on the cover alone gives that away: “How to overcome a crap job, stingy parents, and a useless degree to become a millionaire before (or after) turning thirty.” Instead, the book...

Eat That Frog

I’ll admit it, I picked up this audiobook by Brian Tracy because of the title alone, but it turned out to be a good book. Its tagline is “21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time”. Eat That Frog! actually refers to a quote...

You’re Broke Because You Want to Be

So says Larry Winget in the title of his latest book, You’re Broke Because You Want to Be, and I have to agree with him. (It’s subtitled How to Stop Getting By and Start Getting Ahead.) I had never heard of Larry Winget before (because I live under a rock...