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You are in the business of you! You are responsible for both total revenue and total expenses. What are you doing to increase your income today' What are you doing to increase your income potential tomorrow' Where are the best paying jobs in your field' What is the incremental value of education' The path to … Continue reading "Foundations of Financial Independence" ...
Posted: Nov 11 2017 @ 7:23 AM
Learning how to interact and influence people in person or on the phone is an important skill set for people in professional sales. So many potential employees rely on written communication which is often not effective at professional sales.   The sales jobs available when I was in college usually involved going door to door selling … Continue reading "Best Jobs for Learning Sales Skills in College" ...
Posted: Oct 30 2017 @ 7:00 PM
Here are five high-paying professional sales jobs for people to consider if they’re just starting their job search out of college or are looking to change careers: 1) Commercial Insurance Agent: Almost all companies purchase insurance (and are required to purchase certain types of insurance). Commercial insurance is generally sold through independent brokers that underwrites … Continue reading "Five High Paying Sales Positions" ...
Posted: Oct 23 2017 @ 9:00 PM
We won’t be able to attend FinCon17,* but wanted to provide the finance community some ideas based on living in Dallas for the last three years. Transportation: Uber and Lyft usage is prevalent in Dallas. High parking rates, so/so mass transit, and lousy cab companies have made Dallas a huge market for Lyft/Uber.   They do … Continue reading "Visiting Dallas for FinCon17? Tips from a local" ...
Posted: Oct 22 2017 @ 2:14 PM
  Every finance forum has discussion after discussion related to asset allocation.  The Vanguard Total Stock Market Fund is generally accepted as a solid be-all, end-all option for people pursuing early retirement. I unfortunately did not start with the “basics”. My degree is in finance and I studied for a CFA, so that combined with … Continue reading "Asset Allocation Disclosed" ...
Posted: Oct 22 2017 @ 8:54 AM
There are two types of financial decisions: Good financial decisions and educational decisions. We’ve purchased four homes and did well with one, did okay with one, lost our rear end in one, and our current one we’re cautiously optimistic on. The biggest lesson we’ve learned in home ownership is the power of scarcity.   The … Continue reading "Home Ownership: The Power of Scarcity" ...
Posted: Oct 20 2017 @ 7:49 AM
I’ve always been a fan of the Health Savings Account. As soon as my employer started offering these, I put away the maximum contribution allowed. I looked at the plan and said as long as we don’t have a ton of medical expenses in the first two years, this risk will pay off! I worked … Continue reading "Why I Stopped Saving HSA Receipts" ...
Posted: Oct 17 2017 @ 8:42 AM
Q3 2017 Net Worth Update – Inaugural Edition:   Total Net Worth:  $1,421,033 Taxable Investments:  $247,546 Taxable Investments are primarily invested with Fidelity and split between some old individual stock holdings and a combination of iShares and Vanguard Index ETFs. We’ve slowly been transitioning my holdings over to more index funds to lower costs and … Continue reading "Q3 Net Worth Update" ...
Posted: Oct 17 2017 @ 7:00 AM
I get accused of being obsessed with Costco. One of my personal jokes is “If Costco doesn’t sell it, I probably didn’t need it”. I am a bigger fan than average, but its become a running joke now with my friends. When I go on vacation, I usually stop by a local Costco and post … Continue reading "Why Costco?" ...
Posted: Oct 15 2017 @ 7:48 AM
Well, its finally happened.   A blog.  After lurking in the shadows of the personal finance community (about 15+ years on various message boards and twitter), I’ve decided to move out into the light to share random thoughts with the world.   I’ve wanted to do this for a while, but to be direct, I’ve not … Continue reading "The blogging adventure begins…" ...
Posted: Oct 09 2017 @ 6:57 AM


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