Wisconsin is Definitely Off My Retirement List

February 23, 2011 by  
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Actually, Wisconsin was never on my list of possible retirement destinations but just to make sure I had enough reasons not to move there, the unions stepped up. Read more

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Collective Bargaining in the TSA

February 5, 2011 by  
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Well, travelers, the first shoe has fallen in the path toward union job actions shutting down U.S. airports. The pathetic leadership of the TSA has agreed to collective bargaining with airport screeners. Unbelievable. Read more

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Her Very Costly College Education

January 5, 2011 by  
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This young woman bought herself a financially worthless sociology degree for $200k in student loans.  She regrets it.  She should.  She admits now that she was “delusional.” Those delusions were propped up by “student loans are good debt” advice from financial morons posing as guidance and admissions counselors.  Read more

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Wishful Finance Thinking for 2011

January 3, 2011 by  
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I’ve been thinking about some random events/occurrences in the world of money that, if they transpired in 2011, would be quite pleasing to Mr. ToughMoneyLove. For your consideration and comment: Read more

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Have You Stupidly Spent Your Christmas Bonus?

December 21, 2010 by  
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Let’s assume that you are fortunate enough to receive a year-end or Christmas bonus. Have you spent it? Or worse, did you spend it in anticipation of receiving it, like Clark Griswold did? Read more

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Grandma the Foreclosure Fighter (and Bum)

December 7, 2010 by  
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There is a 71 year old nightmare of a woman who has refused to make a mortgage payment since 1985 and has been successfully fighting foreclosure since then. She uses all kinds of barely there legal arguments, transfers to her daughter, and now bankruptcy. Read more

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Secret Spenders Deserve a Special Place in Financial Hell

December 6, 2010 by  
Filed under Marriage and Money

CNN/Money managed to get 6 people to confess/boast about their talents for “secret spending.” I wonder what their spouses are thinking right now. I know what I would be thinking if I were that spouse: What is more pathetic about my spouse – secretly over-shopping or outing yourself on the Internet? Read more

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Strange Happenings at the Book Store

December 3, 2010 by  
Filed under Tough Love Stories

This post is only tangentially related to personal finance but I felt a need to write about my experience as a remote worker anyway. Read more

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Foreclosure Investigations = Delaying the Inevitable

October 13, 2010 by  
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You have to be impressed with the ability of the popular media to generate sound and fury over nothing. This time it’s over foreclosure paperwork.

That’s all its about – paperwork. Read more

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Business School is a Waste of Time and Money

October 12, 2010 by  
Filed under Money and Behavior

I have ranted plenty about MBA grads and MBA programs. Just recently, I learned of someone who is trying to do something about the MBA problem. Josh Kaufman, founder of PersonalMBA.com, puts it straight out there:  Business school is a waste of time and money.

Bingo. Read more

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