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Filling The Pig
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It’s probably the single most important mathematical concept to understand about investing. The effect compounding interest or a rate of return has on your money over time. It’s important because it can significantly change your perspective on how much money you invest, where you invest and how soon you should start. When I was in […] The post Simple Investing – The Effect of Compounding Interest or Rate of Return appeared ...
Posted: Nov 20 2017 @ 1:33 AM
If you have visited my site before and read any of my personal finance articles or eBooks, you know that much of what I write about are my own experiences with successful money management. I enjoy providing a different perspective on personal finance topics – my own experiences of what works and what doesn’t work. […] The post 10 Successful Money Management Tips to Live By – from a 52 Year ...
Posted: Nov 16 2017 @ 2:00 AM
I just spent $2,500 on my 7 year old GMC Sierra with 173k miles on it to fix some major front-end components on the truck and I am loving it. Actually to be exact the bill came to $2,561.09. OK, maybe loving it is a bit over zealous, $2,500 does set me back a bit. […] The post Why I Buy Vehicles with Cash – I Just Spent $2,500 on Repairs ...
Posted: Nov 13 2017 @ 8:03 AM
For most the term investing can often conjure up images of complex algebraic math equations – i.e. the jargon feels too complex to understand, or navigating all the different options and opinions can feel like you’re walking through a maze – you’re not sure which way to go. The reality is investing and the retirement […] The post How to Start Investing in Mutual Funds appeared first on . ...
Posted: Nov 07 2017 @ 8:25 AM
I am often asked about the Filling The Pig mantra “Creating a Lifestyle of Opportunities”, what does it really mean? The dictionary defines Lifestyle and Opportunities like this. Lifestyle – the way in which a person or group lives. Opportunity (plural opportunities), – a set of circumstances that makes something possible. From a Filling The […] The post Paying Off Debt, Saving Money and Creating a Lifestyle of Opportunities. appeared first ...
Posted: Nov 03 2017 @ 5:45 AM
The Snowball Method is one of the most talked about concepts for eliminating debt. For some it’s viewed as the only way to pay off debt (i.e. me), for others it’s viewed as an impractical approach, because it doesn’t take into consideration the interest rate you’re paying on your debt. However, regardless of what debt […] The post Why the Snowball Method Works – Empowerment, Momentum and Confidence appeared first on ...
Posted: Oct 31 2017 @ 10:46 AM
Do you find understanding the math associated with investing complicated or maybe a bit “fuzzy”? A bit like understanding algebra or geometry back in high school for the first time. If you’re like most individuals understanding the relationship between the money you have, investing it and then determining how much money you can make, can […] The post Rule of 72 – Rates of Return and Doubling Your Money appeared first ...
Posted: Oct 25 2017 @ 8:23 AM
It’s that feeling of being restricted or confined, like sitting in the middle seat of a commercial airliner knowing you’re going to have to inconvenience someone when you have to use the bathroom. The perspective that you have to give something up. Like wanting to watch your favorite football game or that new episode of […] The post The Art of Being a Cheapskate appeared first on . ...
Posted: Oct 23 2017 @ 3:34 AM
In the eBook Filling The Pig, I talk about our emotions being a critical factor in shaping our behaviors about money.  How you feel when you are spending, budgeting, or saving can create positive or negative behaviors.  If the behaviors are negative, then it’s likely you will make short term decisions regarding money that certainly […] The post Do You Have Self-limiting Beliefs about Money? appeared first on . ...
Posted: Oct 19 2017 @ 3:15 AM
The time value of opportunity is the ability to recognize money saving or money making opportunities (events) that will benefit you over the course of a lifetime. The key word being recognize.  For example, in relationship to vehicle insurance.  Most think of vehicle insurance as a single annual occurrence. You pay your premium every year […] The post The Time Value of Opportunity – Saving Money and Making More Money. appeared ...
Posted: Oct 07 2017 @ 12:40 PM


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