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 new wardrobe.  … 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.  … Read More

How I Got To “Here”

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


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 in student loan debt.  … Read More


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 it comes to personal finance.  … Read More