Category Archive: Money

Sep 19

Why the debt snowball wasn’t for me


If you’re interested in personal finance you’re probably familiar with the, “debt snowball” method of debt repayment. Popularized by author and radio talk show host, Dave Ramsey, the debt snowball is a debt reduction method whereby you list your debts smallest to largest and pay them off aggressively, one at at time. Example: Let’s say …

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Sep 08

Money & Relationships: Finding the Right, “Money Partner”


Have you ever thought about how you picked your partner? Was it her pretty eyes or his perfect smile? I picked my boyfriend because he’s a financial stud. Just kidding (sort of). Once we got past the initial, “getting to know you” stage, I was very impressed with his diligence in paying off his student …

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Aug 20

Can I ask you a strange money question?

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The other day one of my staff came to me with a money dilemma. **Nobody at work knows about this blog, so I sort of chuckled to myself when she said that she wanted to ask me a, “strange money question.”** At first I thought she was going to ask me something about the payroll, …

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Aug 11

My search for lost money: I just “found” $400!


No joke! A few weeks back a friend of mine sent me an e-mail with a link to the NY State Comptroller’s Office of Unclaimed Funds. She said that a friend of hers checked the site and was owed about $50. I was curious, so I clicked the link in the email and typed in …

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Aug 06

Money bought me happiness…sort of


Some people say that money can’t buy you happiness. I think they are wrong…sort of. While I don’t truly think that money can “buy” you happiness, literally, I do believe that having money affords you certain securities and comforts that people with less money may not have. When I was growing up we didn’t have …

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