Financial Guide Young Men

Financial Guide For Young Men

It seems 18 year old guys know EVERYTHING, but from a societal cross section are perhaps the most clueless group of people on the planet.  I certainly wish I knew half as much as I thought I knew 10 years ago ;).  The problem is young guys are often surrounded …

minimum wage

Minimum Wage Hikes Reduce Leadership

Walmart is set to raise its base pay in 1/3 of its stores due to state increases in the minimum wage.  Although many new employees will see a pay hike, people who are already earning over minimum wage will be unaffected.  This creates a “pay compression” between entry level jobs …

Tax Auction House

Buying A House With A Friend

Last month Mrs. C. told me that her brother mentioned the idea of buying a home with a friend.  Although she strongly advised him against this, I think he may still end up trying to go this route. The house in question is a $6,500 major fixer upper in a rough area. …

Emergency Fund

The Importance of An Emergency Fund

If anything, February has re-affirmed the importance of having an emergency fund.  At the end of January we had the opportunity to buy the railroad bed behind our house, and were able to move quickly because we had a large store of cash. Right on the foot prints of that …

Awesome Articles

February 2015 Awesome Article Round Up

In February I came across several awesome articles that I would like to share with you. Aldo at Million Dollar Ninja wrote “Save Money Like A Janitor” About a janitor who had a fortune of over $8 million at the time of his passing at the age of 92.  This article …