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 Forum: Tips, Tricks, Links, Pointers   Topic: What are your favorite personal finance apps?

Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 7:42 am 

Replies: 19
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What are your favorite personal finance apps? I'm a bit of a gadget geek :) And I love using different tools to help manage and track my finances. Some of my favorites include Mint.com, ShoeBoxed, Savings Goals, and Stock Wars. There are a number of other great personal finance apps at: http://optim...

 Forum: Personal Development   Topic: Time management

 Post subject: Re: Time management
Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 7:26 am 

Replies: 18
Views: 11782


I love this thread! Time management is certainly an ongoing endeavor. Something you have to work at each day. By I have two tools that have worked wonders for my productivity! The first is called Wunderlist. It's an online tool that basically allows you to create to-do lists. But I have also customi...

 Forum: Personal Development   Topic: Best Financial Books of All Time!

Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 6:58 pm 

Replies: 50
Views: 42168


Some of my favorites include...


Think and Grow Rich
Anything by Suze Orman
The Four Hour Work Week
The Go-Giver
The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham
The Millionaire Next Door
Almost anything by Warren Buffet. Loved reading his biography. Such an interesting character.

 Forum: Personal Development   Topic: Just an idea: an app about personal development

Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 6:50 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 3558


I really like this idea! Just a few other thoughts... How about setting a BIG goal along with the date you want to achieve it. Along with some micro-goals that lead up to that. The app could send daily or weekly reminders to make sure you're on track to reach your goal. Plus, I'd love to see a commu...

 Forum: General Discussion   Topic: "MINI CAREERS" for Entrepreneurs

Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 12:45 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 3261


Personally, I just want to say kudos to you!! Soooooo many people incur a ton of college debt and end up in the 'hole' for quite some time. College is certainly a great option for some people. However, it's no longer the 'guaranteed ticket' that it used to be. There really are many options today tha...

 Forum: Personal Finance   Topic: Just starting out, need advice

Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 12:39 pm 

Replies: 26
Views: 3739


To me you just can't go wrong saving for retirement. I like to max out my Roth IRA every year whenever possible. (Sometimes) it makes sense to put those funds elsewhere. But for you I think you'll be well served later in life for having saved up for retirement early. And letting those funds compound...

 Forum: Personal Finance   Topic: Need help with my financial/home confusion!

Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 12:31 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 1800


I really like what Jesselne said.

Why not pay down on the house? Even with investments - it's highly unlikely right now that you'll get above 4.65% in the market.

So you could knock out some of the debt and save on interest.

 Forum: Personal Finance   Topic: not sure what to do...

 Post subject: Re: not sure what to do...
Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 12:23 pm 

Replies: 6
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I agree with Tightwad. Depending on what sort of tenants you get - renting can be quite stressful. Especially when you're not close enough to keep watch over the property. And if you do decide to have a management company do the oversight, that's of course an additional expense. Just looks like to m...
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