Meet my financial mistakes

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I’ve made a lot of financial mistakes in not a lot of time.  In some ways, it was for the best, because I learned a lot of life lessons and it gave me a lot of motivation for getting my financial house in order.  In other ways, it’s really kept me from pursuing opportunities that I’ve been interested in.   Photo credit: Original photo by Images of Money via http://www.flickr.com/photos/59937401@N07/5929554283/in/photostream Taking...

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Net worth update 2010

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In terms of overall financial health, your net worth is a great indicator of overall success. To calculate your net worth, add up all of your assets (things that are worth money) and subtract your debts (loans, etc). 2010 was the first complete year that both CF and I kept track of our net worth on a monthly basis. At first, adding up all of my assets and debts seemed like a big task. Now, I enjoy...

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The Outlier Model

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In Wikipedia1, an outlier is described as: “An outlying observation, or outlier, is one that appears to deviate markedly from other members of the sample in which it occurs.” What does that mean for personal finance?  For living simply?  For life? For me, it describes much of what I hope to accomplish.  It means that by doing things differently than the “average” North American consumer,...

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