Tag Archives: Finances

Financial records and “continuity planning”

Most businesses have established (or at least should have) business continuity plans for ensuring the business can continue operating in the event of a localized or general emergency. This is the case with households, too. Emergency evacuation plans and 72-hour … Continue reading

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Step Two – Financial baseline

When starting a new job simultaneous with moving into a new home in a new state there is a certain amount of chaos wrecked on the home finances. There are unexpected expenses in moving out, unexpected expenses in moving in, … Continue reading

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Friends don’t let friends retire broke

The title of this post is the slogan of my financial adviser. I’ve had a financial adviser for close to ten years now, and for me it’s a good thing. I won’t go so far as to say everyone needs … Continue reading

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Managing money requires visibility

Many people will tell you the first step in managing your money is to create a budget. While I do believe budgets to be important, for many people the first step is something much more basic: getting in the habit … Continue reading

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Frugality, financial compatibility, and the silver lining of unemployment

One of the smartest financial decisions I ever made was marrying my wife. I’m a reasonably frugal guy, but she is great at it. I think it comes from living in Estonia under the Soviet Union for awhile. They didn’t … Continue reading

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