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Entrepreneurs and Opportunities

Another worthwhile blog post from my friend on personal finance: It All Started With a Handful of Powdered Drink Mix: Entrepreneurs See Opportunities Others Miss

Bonus: that post includes a stanza from the poem Opportunity by Walter Malone.

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“Weird Al” Yankovic’s “Word Crimes”

This video cracks me up. A few of these “Word Crimes” are rebutted by videos by Merriam-Webster, but that doesn’t change the hilarity of the video.

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Forgiveness

Forgiveness

Some people have learned to forgive, even in situations where all natural instincts say not to. And that’s a sweet, sweet thing, worth making sure all 67 of my followers have the opportunity to hear about. Check out http://gma.yahoo.com/mother-embraces-daughters-killer-court-121328069–abc-news-topstories.html?vp=1 for the story.

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Independence

Independence

An 89-year old D-Day veteran was told by care home staff that he could not travel to Normandy. He did it anyway. 🙂

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Is it Smart for Me to Take Out Student Loans?

Is it Smart for Me to Take Out Student Loans?

In this post my friend (whose recent post “Do You Want Financial Security or the Appearance of Wealth,” on 30 Dec 2013 on www.micawberprinciple.com, was selected to appear on rockstarfinance.com, a site that describes itself as “A Collection of Awesome Money Articles.”) discusses how to estimate the financial payoff for taking out student loans.

Applying this retroactively to my undergraduate degree and student loans, my payoff time was 0.65 years. In actuality, because I had an incredibly low interest rate, I paid it off slowly, with only an extra $10/month toward the principle, until I was about 2/3 done, then I started paying it off aggressively. My total payoff time in real life was about 4 years.

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Ask (and Answer) the Right Questions Before Taking Out Student Loans

Ask (and Answer) the Right Questions Before Taking Out Student Loans

Another finance blog post from my friend. Make sure to give System 2 a bit of a push off the couch. (It helps the analysis if your intended field of study as a grad student pays you to get the degree, as was the case for me.)

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What Can You Learn About Personal Finance From Ebenezer Scrooge?

Scrooge's third visitor, from Charles Dickens: A Christmas Carol.

Scrooge’s third visitor, from Charles Dickens: A Christmas Carol. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

What Can You Learn About Personal Finance From Ebenezer Scrooge?

Another fantastic blog post from my friend’s personal finance blog, exploring our individual relationships with money and how we can change those relationships.

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Everything You Need to Know About Personal Finance in 7 Words

Everything You Need to Know About Personal Finance in 7 Words

From a friend’s personal finance blog comes a fantastic bit of personal finance advice. I’ll give you the 7 words here, but I highly recommend the full article. The 7 words: Place a substantial premium on the future.

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Sound personal finance blog

Sound personal finance blog

This blog is by a CPA friend of mine.  If you’re looking to improve your personal savings, Brent’s posts are clear, concise, easy to understand, and easy to follow (well, sure, they take discipline, but any improvement does).

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Hear! Hear!

Three Huge Mistakes We Make Leading Kids…and How to Correct Them

Glad that I was not overprotected.