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Really, Sell my House?? #2

There are going to be a lot of numbers in this blog today. I can’t help it because this is the only way to demonstrate an option that just might appeal to many of you. Here is the question that is driving all the numbers… Is it really possible to rent and end up with more? Most people make this assessment by comparing a potential mortgage payment to their rent and stop there. This can be wildly inaccurate as many, if not most, of the ongoing expenses of owning a home may not be included in a mortgage estimate. The...

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Really, Sell My House??

Ok, this runs a bit against what most people consider main stream financial behavior. But if you will give me just a few minutes, you might find this is a great strategy for you to consider. First, the problem: The American population ages 50 through 65 number about 40 million. The median (median is the point where half of the group are below a certain point and half are above the same point) retirement savings of this group is $15,700. Yes, that’s right, over 20 million are currently heading toward a funded retirement of less than 5 months and the...

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TEDx Talk experience

I was surprised when the invitation came to give a TEDx talk and I did not hesitate accepting the offer extended by Ajit George.  My subject matter, personal budgeting, is not exactly one people want to snuggle up with or get all excited about. In fact, the most common response is "Yes, I need that, but... My decision process also ignored the fact it took 10 months to put into book form a system that I teach face to face with individuals in just a few hours. It is a ten minute speech.  How hard could this be? This is...

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Paperback version of The PouchPlan Budget is available

Paperback version of The PouchPlan Budget is available

Ok, the big deal is done.  The book The PouchPlan Budget has been published and is available on Amazon as of today!  Thanks to everyone who has contributed to this project.  Here is the really cool thing... from today forward we have a way to change the trajectory of someone's life every day!  Remember this truth.  If you do money right, life gets easier and easier.  You do money wrong, life gets harder and harder.  We are going to make people’s lives better.And we are going to make a bunch of people’s lives better. Here is my big, harry, audacious,...

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A Plan...Any Plan

“One possible reason why things aren’t going according to plan is that there was never a plan."  This quote is by Ashleigh Brilliant and pretty much nails much of our excuse making and responsibility shifting right in front of us. There is also a great truth revealed.  I first heard it put very clearly by Steve Stroope who said, “If you do not have a plan for your money, rest assured others do.  And their plan will trump your no plan every time.” Why does it seem so difficult to plan?  My experience and observation of others seem to lead...

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