Lessons From An Ex-Trader

.. “We are consumers. We’re the by-products of a lifestyle obsession.” Tyler Durden .. Recently on a cab ride back home, I chatted with the cab driver, asking him about traffic conditions on the route out of the business district.  The conversation delved into work, the current economic conditions and the crowded clusterf*** of a…

Why Some Overspend On Weddings & Other Major Life Milestones

“Overspending occurs because some people are living lifestyles not justified by their incomes.” I once had a friend who worked as a personal banker at a local bank. Every once in a while, this old lady selling tissues on the streets would walk into his branch and deposit some cash into her savings account. Her account has…

Is Your House an Asset?

“Managing your own property can be a full-time job.” – Robert Kiyosaki Is the house you stay in an asset? Or is it not? This might be an important question to ask as one’s views towards their properties can greatly influence their actions and management of the related finances, which is more often than not,…

Every Single Dollar Counts!

“I do appreciate every single dollar I earn”. Miranda Lambert  One single dollar. Or even two. It seems like a trivial amount, too insignificant to notice and pay much attention to. Don’t you think? What significance could it have on one’s finances? Yes! I used to think so! Didn’t care about: The dollar coin that I…