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 Forum: Personal Development   Topic: Favorite Self-Improvement Books?

Posted: Sun May 25, 2008 4:00 am 

Replies: 50
Views: 40569


The Richest Man in Babylon (George Clason) offers advice on gaining wealth as well as developing constructive habits. Og Mandino's books are very good: The Greatest Salesman in the World and The Greatest Miracle in the World are on my bookshelf. They are Christian in the story-telling, but the prin...

 Forum: Personal Finance   Topic: Refinancing

 Post subject: Refinancing
Posted: Fri Jun 15, 2007 4:16 am 

Replies: 1
Views: 1939


I plan to refinance my mortgage sometime during the summer. What's been your experience? What (U.S.) banks and mortgage companies have the best products? Best customer service? What companies should I avoid? Thanks.

Bill

 Forum: News & Announcements   Topic: How are the forum categories working?

Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 4:13 am 

Replies: 20
Views: 18839


I don’t have an answer, but I do have a few questions: Would a Smack-down forum be appropriate for contributors who have need to resolve personal differences, rather than in the context of otherwise interesting topic threads? Would such a forum become a free-for-all, further leading to the degenerat...

 Forum: Personal Finance   Topic: Paying-off-the-mortgage question

Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2007 6:14 pm 

Replies: 9
Views: 5178


Wow, this is really good advice. I wouldn’t refinance now at all. Concentrate on making your payments on time and adding whatever extra principal your budget will allow each month. You’ll save interest in the long term – and improve your credit rating in the short term. Pf101’s recommendation about ...

 Forum: News & Announcements   Topic: Seeking Dave Ramsey Articles

Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2007 4:21 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 5639


I'm not a big Dave Ramsey follower JD but I've always liked his car buying/owning philosophy. I did a quick site search and this was the first reference I found: http://www.daveramsey.com/etc/lms/drive_free/.

Bill

 Forum: Personal Finance   Topic: What Market Return Assumption do you Make?

Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2007 3:20 am 

Replies: 33
Views: 13056


I've been around long enough to know both high peaks and deep valleys, so I'm pleased to note most stay on the conservative side in their estimates. Having said that, through the long-term the market, even with its big declines, has averaged closer to the top end of Rush's scale. Considering that th...

 Forum: Personal Finance   Topic: Is there a thrifty gene?

 Post subject: Is there a thrifty gene?
Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2007 5:04 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 2500


From my youth, I think I have been generally pretty cautious or prudent in managing money. I encounter people regularly though that, basically, live from paycheck to paycheck. It’s interesting to note that people move from being somewhat careless to financially responsible. I’ve honestly never seen ...

 Forum: Personal Finance   Topic: The Best Bits of Financial Wisdom from all over

Posted: Thu May 31, 2007 3:57 pm 

Replies: 19
Views: 12575


I’m fond of reminding my kids that there are two ways in which to earn income: people at work and money at work. Hence, get a job and continue to learn and improve, increasing your earning ability. Then, put a regular portion of your earnings to work for you by investing it for the long term. Sounds...

 Forum: Personal Finance   Topic: Adventures in Bartering

Posted: Thu May 31, 2007 4:14 am 

Replies: 9
Views: 8578


We’ve perhaps lost the realization that there is real worth – material value – in something other than money. Not the best reflection on today’s society and culture. Time and talent is still important, beyond one’s regular employment. I’m inspired by those who barter. They’re bucking the trend! I ne...

 Forum: Personal Finance   Topic: Being your child's/sibling's banker

Posted: Tue May 29, 2007 3:52 pm 

Replies: 18
Views: 8982


I think most people have a fundamental desire to help family members, which is good. The question is whether providing money is always "help." I know it's a generalization, but I'm not sure this is the best approach. I have been both a family borrower and a lender (of less than $5,000) in ...

 Forum: Personal Finance   Topic: Being your own banker

 Post subject: Being your own banker
Posted: Sun May 27, 2007 9:00 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 3460


Recently, my son was planning to make a $650 purchase. The dealer offered a $50 discount for full purchase or “same as cash” payments for eight months. He asked what I thought he should do and was surprised when I told him to do both. When he said he had ample savings (beyond emergency needs) to buy...

 Forum: Personal Finance   Topic: Personal Finance as a Career

Posted: Sun May 27, 2007 5:33 am 

Replies: 12
Views: 9165


Hmmmm … Luke, there are many people today who are gainfully employed outside their major field of study. Take those courses that interest and inspire you now. Education sounds like an excellent choice. What will you do as a financial advisor other than teach and motivate people? Here’s a thought tho...

 Forum: Personal Finance   Topic: Personal Finance as a Career

Posted: Sat May 26, 2007 3:28 pm 

Replies: 12
Views: 9165


You have a noble ambition Luke. There are many, many people who are in need of real help in managing their finances to achieve their dreams. You evidently have a good deal of knowledge and interest about money management already. Allow me to offer you an insight to a facet of the business that you m...

 Forum: Personal Finance   Topic: Pointers On Insurance

Posted: Fri May 25, 2007 1:31 pm 

Replies: 14
Views: 9490


The principle of insurance is often misunderstood. Basically, you are transferring your risk to an insurance company for a fee (premium). The more you pay, the more risk it will allow you to transfer. What is seldom realized is that the insurance company will defend you, usually at its expense, up t...
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