Beach Reading on Personal Finance

June 24, 2009 by  
Filed under Book Reviews

I will be on vacation next week. Not at the beach exactly but at the lake with family.

I like to get a little recreational reading in when I am on vacation, taking me away briefly from the legal and technical reading that fills my workdays. I guess you could say that I am a “beach reader” because I am fond of those action paperbacks that you read, enjoy, then forget what the book was about a week later. Read more


This Year Give the Gift of Personal Finance Education

November 23, 2008 by  
Filed under Financial Planning, Spending

As “Black Friday” approaches, the personal finance blogosphere is exploding with ideas about where and how to find the best deals in holiday shopping.  So, Mr. ToughMoneyLove thought he would chime in with his own, slightly contrarian suggestions on how to shop for Christmas gifts this year. Read more


Why Do People Think They Can Read Themselves out of Debt?

Today on one of the personal finance message boards I read, a user posted this “how do I get out of debt” question:

I have been reading this board for a while now and enjoy learning from everyone’s experiences.  I have been interested lately in reading more books about getting out of debt/budgeting, etc.  I wanted to get opinions on the best books to read for this.

So, this poster wanted to read a book to help her get out of debt.  One of the posted responses to this question was quite interesting (or plain goofy – you decide): Read more


Personal Finance Education – Books I am Reading

I read and study constantly in personal finance.  I am particularly interested in portfolio theory, asset allocation, retirement tax planning, and retirement withdrawal rates and portfolio survival. Read more