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Book review: author Carl Richards

I read two books by him recently: The Behavior Gap and The One-Page Financial Plan. Both were good. The one page financial plan is about finding out why you want money and making sure that your spending and plan revolves around that. … Continue reading

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Books: when is enough, enough?

I bought  about 10 books for Valentine’s Day. They are still arriving. Before that I had gotten a dozen from Let The Stories Live On – a newly discovered used bookstore online whose prices beat Amazon’s, what with their free … Continue reading

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Book mid- read review: The Average Family’s Guide to Financial Fredom

I’m now reading another book. This one is from 2000 and is called The Average Family’s Guide to Financial Freedom. It’s a guide to how one family, living on $65,000 a year, built a new worth of $450,000 in just … Continue reading

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Back to financial books

I’m headed back into finances. With our money messed up, we’re on an enforced spending fast. So, back to reading about money. This time it’ll be about how whatever you have is enough. You Don’t Have To Be Rich by Jean … Continue reading

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Obsessions

Earlier this week my husband and I had a discussion that messed with my mind some. It was about my obsessions. I tend to go through interests fairly regularly. I’ll get interested in one thing for a while to the … Continue reading

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Backing off a little

I read Rich Dad, Poor Dad and thought it had some super points in it. I got sparked a little bit and started telling my husband about personal corporations, and investment properties, and things like that. I worried him a little. … Continue reading

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Rich Dad, Poor Dad

I am VERY late to this party (like, a decade), but I have started reading the book. While the financials might be out of date, the theory might be pretty good. And, it is so far. He is a Capitalist … Continue reading

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Thrifty more than green

Lots about money lately and not much about green, huh? Well, I’m in a debt phase and much of what I had been doing lately was either wasteful or for convenience and not for anything else. As a result, I … Continue reading

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Coupon queens

I am reading a book called Pick Another Checkout Lane, Honey, and it’s interesting. I’ve only gotten a little ways into it, but they tout couponing and stockpiling as a bastion against uncertainty. Lose a job? Your stockpile can get … Continue reading

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Start Something That Matters

Oh My Socks! This book by Blake Mycoskie (the founder of TOMS shoes) is amazing so far. It’s inspiring and also a guide to starting something of your own that matters – whatever that may be. A nonprofit, a business, … Continue reading

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