We live in an exciting era. New electronics with never-before-seen features are coming out all the time. My wife’s had the same computer for about four years, and it’s starting to show signs of wear and tear. It’s slowed down a lot and freezes occasionally. We’re nearing the time when she’ll need a new one, but how do we decide when? And where do we look?
These are a couple of things everyone should carefully consider before replacing their electronics…
Got this email from a fellow sexy reader, wondering how gambling may fall into the whole budgeting equation here. Which I personally find AWESOME because it A) means he’s not an addict! (Anyone who formulates a plan before betting everything on black has a good head on their shoulders in my eyes ;)) and B) means we get to talk about poker and blackjack today! Yay! Stuff we normally don’t get to talk about here on a finance blog… I believe the last time we did was with our confessions of a professional poker player series? Like, 4 years ago??? Jeez…
So let’s get this party started!
Is it possible to make a direct (and logical) correlation between gross income and the maximum amount of money that one can (or should?) use for gambling purposes?
A majority of folks would probably take the stance that gambling is stupid and any amount > 0 is too much…
However, for others it’s a difficult struggle. There are many factors why couples might not be able to have the family they long for, but one of the biggest considerations is the financial aspect…
Got a comment on my most recent blog post that I think speaks a lot of truth. Here’s that comment:
I don’t think many people buy (homes), expecting to move in less than 5 years. But it happens a lot, due to job changes, family changes, etc. […]
Exactly!!!! My hunch is that most prospective homebuyers buy their first place with the best of intentions…
When you work with a recruiter, you have the chance to get your name and your resume in front of a variety of companies, and even find the perfect job for you…
We are co-hosting an awesome giveaway for the month of May. For the month of May, we will be giving away a Samsung UN50EH6000 50-Inch 1080p 120Hz LED HDTV ($947.99 Value). This is a slim, top-of-the-line, LED television that is perfect for any family room. This TV is perfect for sports, movies, video games, or cable television…
If you have money to invest, should you put it to work when stock prices are rising every day, or should you wait until the market goes down?
I’m not financial advisor or planner or trader or fund manager, but since I have money to invest, I wanted some answers to this question for my own purposes! I’d rather buy stocks at a lower price and sell them at a higher one if I can…
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“I seriously regret ever having named my blog 20somethingfinance.”
That’s not something that is easy to admit to anyone, especially a respected blogging peer…
Why do you think it was so easy to fall into the debt trap?
“We live in a country where status and success is determined by what possessions you have and what you can afford to do.
Happiness is often found in buying things for yourself, and in my case it was attending things such as sporting events, concerts, vacations, and partying like a rock star…
I’ve been calling it the “Great Migration.” As my regular readers know, it is the idea that Mom and Pop America are about to buy stocks… big time. They can’t live on zero percent interest. Out of necessity, they will migrate away from ultra-low-interest investments (like cash and bonds) and into stocks…
Take Apple (AAPL). Perhaps you had the fine sense and superb timing to buy in and get out just at the right times. But more likely — along with countless mutual funds, pension funds and millions of individual investors — you got in during the frenzy last year when it was hitting $700 and now are licking your portfolio’s wounds with the stock in the $400 range…
However, there are things that work in business finance that don’t really work in personal finance…
So something I’ve been dealing with is that we live in an apt in a 4-flat we own in ******, OO. It’s been great financially but now we have 2 little kids – 2 and 4 yrs old…