Are Computer repairs just as bad as car repairs?

Today my trusty old 1st generation Macbook Air died. At least I think it died. I don’t know for sure…

Because…

I’m not a computer repair guy…

Every time one of my computers dies, I get a feeling like I do when I go to take my broken down car in for repair. How much will it cost? What is wrong with it? Will the mechanic know what the hell they are doing, or are they just guessing like me? Did I mention, how much will it cost? And can I afford a new Mac? Um, no. Continue reading “Are Computer repairs just as bad as car repairs?”

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24 Quick Actions You Can Do Today That Can Change Your Financial Life Forever

International Money Pile in Cash and Coins
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We all struggle with our finances once in a while. For some, that once in a while is once a month…There are many different books, columns in newspapers, and websites offering solutions to get out of debt, get rich, etc…

Being in the financial services industry, I see all too often people convincing themselves of an absolute ‘need’, and coming in to borrow money. Many times, they can afford it, but overall the item is not a need, but a want. After a while we have way too many wants, and our needs struggle. Like paying rent, the electricity bill, the grocery bill. But, man does that guy ever have a nice truck, TV, and ATV, cell phone, computer… I want one of those too!

I will save my financial advice for now, but will point you to a very popular site giving pointers on how to get out of debt, and enjoy your life! I am going through the pointers now, and love them…
24 Quick Actions You Can Do Today That Can Change Your Financial Life Forever.

What do you want to teach your kids about money?

Mansion (5)
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My generation is pretty crappy with money. And the one after me is even worse. It is like the baby boomers started a trend. Spend, spend, spend. Borrow, borrow, borrow. And every generation is getting better at it.

I’m not saying this is the case for everyone, and I’m not much for painting everybody with the same brush, but all I need to do is look at the way people lived 75 years ago to see a DRAMATIC difference in the amount of stuff we collect in our massive homes, garages, sheds, basements, etc… Continue reading “What do you want to teach your kids about money?”