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What Can You Do With $25?

What can you buy with $25?

Off the top of my head, a daily Venti Starbucks Latte on the way to work, or a $5 footlong from Subway every day for lunch, a new shirt, 2 movie tickets, a 30 pack of cheap beer, 8 or 9 gallons of gas…or a dollar a year for … read more

Experts on Value

Most people know what they like.  By the time people acquire enough earning power to enable them to get what they want, they’ve already spent years developing likes and defining who they are.  Once the basics are satisfied they can start thinking about what they would like more – a better car, a house, a … read more

Why You Need to Finance Yourself

The New York Times published an article recently about the stigma of not having any knowledge about personal finance at the age of 29.  Or as the kids would call it, not being able to money, or something like that.  One statistic jumped out at me:  Only 24 percent of millennials have “basic financial … read more

More than Paper

Paper can be anything you want it to be.

Our most important pieces of paper carry a deeper meaning and hint at a bigger picture.  A diploma represents years of effort and ability.  A marriage certificate acts as an “official, legal document of dedication” towards another person.  Deeds and titles signify ownership.

Off the top … read more

The One Where I Post My Net Worth

A couple years ago I downloaded the app Mint, synced my accounts and was presented with a rather depressing number:

-$43,000

That’s not the exact number but a pretty close estimate.  I was in my mid twenties, had a job making $36,000 a year, had just bought a newish car, and still had around $50,000 … read more

Hello!

Welcome to Finance Yo Self!

If you are looking for riches I can tell you I don’t have money, but what I do have are a very particular set of skills. Skills I have acquired over a very long career…

I’m just kidding, mostly.

I don’t have a very particular set of skills, especially when … read more

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