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Paul

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Name:
Asset-Based Life
Category:
General Finance
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Family
Start Year:
2014

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Location:
Texas, United States
Age:
40s
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Unspecified
Gender:
Male
Life stage:
DIK (Dual Income, Kids)
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Latest Blog Posts

Buying a new car is one of life’s less pleasant events. There’s a lot of waiting. A lot of time “checking with my boss”. A barrage of confusing options and figures. Your goal of getting a great deal eventually shifts … Continue reading → ...
Posted: May 10 2019 @ 6:41 PM
Last year marked the official entry of my eldest son into the ranks of income earners. He started a little entrepreneurial venture and made a whopping $32. That was great on its own, but it also kicked open the door … Continue reading → ...
Posted: Apr 12 2019 @ 3:42 PM
Everyone in the 2019 Stock Picking Contest made money in the first quarter! Well, except Coco, but she wouldn’t have it any other way. Thanks to the fine folks over at How the Market Works, I didn’t have to do … Continue reading → ...
Posted: Apr 05 2019 @ 4:10 PM
Other than a house, a car may be the most expensive item you buy. The gulf between the most and least expensive car is enormous. So how do you save money on a car purchase? Let us count the ways. … Continue reading → ...
Posted: Mar 30 2019 @ 10:30 AM
At last we meet again. Apologies for the break in posts, but last week we were on spring break, and the week prior I had to focus on a major purchase. The good news is I’ve got plenty of blog … Continue reading → ...
Posted: Mar 22 2019 @ 3:25 PM
Sports are oft a metaphor for all aspects of life, and personal finance is no exception. Making a lot of money is styled as offense, while saving money and being frugal is more akin to defense. Ridiculousness – of course … Continue reading → ...
Posted: Mar 01 2019 @ 6:51 PM
A million U.S. dollars certainly isn’t what it used to be. While the figure still does stand as an important milestone, it no longer implies fabulous wealth, with yachts, butlers, and quality healthcare. Thanks to inflation, “millionaire” now just means … Continue reading → ...
Posted: Feb 22 2019 @ 4:10 PM
Robert Parker, for those of you who aren’t big oenophiles, is maybe the most successful wine critic ever. He’s kinda retired now, but he absolutely transformed the wine industry over the last few decades. His website calls him, “The world’s … Continue reading → ...
Posted: Feb 08 2019 @ 5:38 PM
When I was a lad, I played a lot of soccer. Although I was a physical player, I stayed within the rules and generally played pretty clean. Generally. In a certain match, however, I really got away with one. We … Continue reading → ...
Posted: Feb 01 2019 @ 6:44 PM
Conventional personal finance wisdom suggests everyone should have an emergency fund to cover unexpected expenses or job loss. “Most experts” believe your emergency fund should have enough money to cover 3 to 6 months of living expenses. It appears that … Continue reading → ...
Posted: Jan 25 2019 @ 5:37 PM

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