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Ramblings of a Tired Man

March 25, 2009

At what point does our propensity for savings and frugality start to affect our ability to enjoy life in the now?  I could give you 100 examples on 100 blogs about finance of how to save money, make money, grow your own food, etc.  Finance books talk about how American’s desire to accumulate things has […]

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A Little More About Me

March 19, 2009

Trent over at the Simple Dollar had a great post called “Who’s Right, Who’s Wrong” where he discusses criticism he received for not being a so called “Financial Expert.”  Reading this post made me realize I don’t think I have provided enough information about myself and what I am trying to accomplish with this blog. […]

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Why is Money a Four Letter Word?

March 18, 2009

Why are so many people not willing to discuss finances with their friends, neighbors, and relatives?  Talking about money is kind of like cussing you only do it when you feel like you have to and it is usually involuntary. It makes me wonder what is so wrong with talking about money.  Some people feel […]

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Should Spouses Have Separate Spending Accounts

March 6, 2009

After much discussion my wife and I have decided to go our separate ways. She has been unhappy with my increasingly frugal nature just as I have been unhappy with her increasingly flippant spending of money. Our solution is not what it sounds like. We have decided to eliminate all discretionary spending from our main […]

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Review – The Wealthy Barber by David Chilton

February 26, 2009

In the realm of personal finance books it is hard to ignore “The Wealthy Barber” it is on every list of must read books for financial well-being out there. In fact this book is the all-time best selling book in Canada. “The Wealthy Barber” centers around Dave who has decided to get his financial affairs […]

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