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Termites and Economics

Posted on June 8, 2010 at 12:19pm 2 Comments

Ever wonder why your dining out budget has a tendency of blowing up in your face? Or how that nebulous “miscellaneous” category in your budget inflates to two or three times what you planned?



Before you get to supply and demand in an economics class, there are two concepts you must understand. First, you live in a world of scarcity. That means that you have a limited set of resources to work with. Sounds like your paycheck; you have a set amount of money available to… Continue

You’ll Never Make Enough Money

Posted on June 3, 2010 at 11:00am 2 Comments

When you first began working as an adult, how much money did you think would be “enough”? How about after you were five years in?



Even I recall performance reviews from years past where I thought, “If I only made 10% more, it would be enough.”



Enough for what? What do you work for? Do you work to maintain a certain standard of living? Do you work because you absolutely love what you do?



Did you know that only a little over half of all workers are satisfied with… Continue

The Dog Days of Summer Spending

Posted on May 25, 2010 at 11:30am 2 Comments

Last week, I talked about the importance of preparing for vacations and travel so summer trips don’t follow you home. It got me thinking, though: summertime ushers in all sorts of expenses that aren’t typically found on the budget throughout the rest of the year. How are you preparing for them?



Aside from a summer vacation, many of us will travel for a wedding in the coming months. Taking the… Continue

Don't Let Your Vacation Follow You Home!

Posted on May 20, 2010 at 12:25pm 3 Comments

How you prepare for travel and vacations can make or break how you achieve other financial goals. Here are a few ideas to plan your vacations so you remember them with smiles, not… Continue

Our Piggy Banks Are Losing Weight

Posted on May 12, 2010 at 10:50am 0 Comments

Long ago, in a galaxy far, far away, there was a time when people actually saved money. Indeed, they would take a certain portion of what they made from their income-producing jobs and hold it for later use.



What were these crazy people thinking? How different was their society compared to our own?



A tremendous personal financial shift occurred on the heels of the Great Depression. People – especially the young ones who grew up through the 1930s – began saving money like… Continue

Money Funnies

I can't help but laugh at some of the crazy (albeit creative) things people will do with their money. Personal finance can actually be pretty funny. Check out these links and have a laugh or two:

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At 11:52am on March 23, 2010,
Group Leader
Andy Traub
said…
you're on the front page
At 5:02pm on February 12, 2010, Marilyn Beckham said…
Derek
Thank you for the suggestion,I'll take a look.
At 4:29pm on February 11, 2010, Mark Freedman said…
Thanks, Derek. I'll definitely check it out.
At 10:49pm on January 31, 2010, Robert Kaelberer said…
Thanks Derek. I'll check it out
At 8:46am on January 27, 2010, Archie Winningham said…
It's no surprise to me that SAS has been voted "best place to work" by Fortune Magazine! Just look who is making a huge contribution to their success, DEREK! :-)
At 12:02pm on January 13, 2010, Bobby Brooks said…
Dear Derek,

Thank you for the welcome to the community!

Sincerely,

Bobby Brooks

http://www.KeepingThemEngaged.com
At 6:40am on December 12, 2009, Cindy Brennan said…
Hi Derek,

Thank you for the welcome, and your group suggestion - I will need to check that out.

This is a great online community, so many great ideas and input from others!

God Bless,
Cindy
At 9:45am on December 11, 2009, Aisha Denise Perry said…
thanks Derek for the warm welcome. Drumming keeps me sane, along with much prayer and kind people like you and others here at 48days. I'm working on a project and it will be ready to launch on Jan 1. Watch for it.
At 10:58pm on December 10, 2009, Brady Chatfield said…
Thanks for the warm welcome, Derek. I definitely have some hurdles to clear and will be following your group.
At 7:59pm on December 10, 2009, Carla Keys said…
Thanks for welcoming me to site Derek!

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