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Here’s the presentation I handed out at the meeting.
The first place to look is my Ultimate Guide to Managing Your Day-to-Day Finances. It has tons of resources for the day-to-day affairs of you and your money.
Personal Finances Topics
Debt Sucks. It Must Die.
- There is No Such Thing As Good Debt
- Why Should I Pay Off My Credit Cards Each Month When I Can Just Pay the Minimum?
- Credit Card Debt and Drug Addiction – Are They Related?
- How Can I Get My Debt Under Control?
- Credit Cards Stopped Me From Working for the WWE
- My Most Mortifying Money Moment
Spend Less, Save More
- What Are Your Priorities in Life?
- Don’t Wait Until the End of the Month to Save
- Six Reasons Not to Keep Up With the Joneses
- Why Drive a Beater? (come on…how many of you wonder why a financial planner drives a hoopty?)
- Get Off Your Hedonic Treadmill
- Spend Your Bonus Before You Receive It
- Reasons to Keep More Than a Six Month Emergency Fund in Cash
- Why Can’t I Ever Seem to Save Any Money?
- How Do I Budget for One-Time Expenses?
- How Long Did You Have to Work to Buy That?
- Saving Versus Spending: Why Are We Lying to Ourselves?
- How Ego Depletion Allows Monkey Brain to Buy Junk
- The Zeigarnik Effect and Your Money
- Create More Paydays to Curb Your Spending
Investing, Saving, Financial Planning, and Retirement
- There Are No Financial Secrets
- Why is Fiduciary Responsibility Paramount?
- Chart Porn and Personal Finance
- The Cost of Fees in Your Investments
- The Shower and the Shovel: How to Make Personal Finance Stick
- Retire TO Something
- Value Cost Averaging or Dollar Cost Averaging?
- Commit Your Future Self to Saving
- Why Past Performance Indicates Your Future Investing Actions
- How Much Do You Have to Save to Have One Less Year of Work?
- Your Limbic System Can Hurt Your Investments (it was originally titled “How Monkey Brain Hurts Your Investments,” but apparently, U.S. News & World Report hasn’t bought in to the Monkey Brain concept yet)
- 3 Investing Resolutions for 2013…and How to Make Them Stick
- The Middle Class Retirement: Delusion By the Numbers (This article is where I got several of the statistics from my presentation)
- Herd Behavior Hurts Fund Investors
- Don’t Make These 3 Retirement Mistakes
- Maybe You Don’t Need Bonds in Retirement
My Thoughts on Small Business and Entrepreneurship
- Entrepreneurs and Attorneys
- Sometimes Your Startup Fails
- The Secrets of the Inc. 500
- Don’t Get Sales “Buck Scent”
- An Alternative for Your 5% At Risk Capital
- Do Startup Owners Ever Truly Take a Break?
- If You Are Starting a Small Business, Do Not Expect to Get Paid
- Side Gigs and Real Options
- The Dark Side of Leverage
- Should Your Small Business Use Crowdsourcing?