On a snowy and cold day in Denver a couple of weeks ago, I trekked from the Hyatt Hotel downtown, where my company hosted a conference, five blocks to AT&T to buy new phones for David and me. I expected my trek to and from and transaction to be rather quick, since I new what I wanted and already had an AT&T phone plan. AT&T expected differently.
Category: Eliminate Debt
The fundamental tenant of law, according to French classic theorist, Frederic Bastiat, “is to prevent injustice“. What purpose, then, do laws that kill, steal jobs and freedom serve? Of course, proposed legislations are never positioned as life and freedom killers, but an insatiable need to over-legislate and over-regulate puts most Americans and American freedoms at risk to serve a few.
As some of you know, I am a numbers guy. I like numbers. I like having fun with numbers and in a parallel universe I may just be a mathematician. Alas, I am a business systems analyst. Below I’ve put together some not-so-hard numbers to drive home a point. I hope you enjoy them.
On Sunday, October 26th, USA Today reported findings from a recent Bank of America Merrill Edge survey of 1,046 people considered “emerging affluent”. Emerging affluent means respondents, contingent on age, had investable assets between $20,000 and $250,000. The survey highlighted that one-third of respondents felt guilty for not investing money more in 2014, considering the stock market’s high flying performance. What interests us more, is the following data.
Today we present to you a guest post from Brian Fourman of Luke1428. Luke was one of our Money Masters last summer and we’re excited to have him guest post for us while we’re visiting John’s family in PA.
I often hear people justify their use of credit cards this way, “Well, I pay it off every month so it’s fine.” The implication imbedded in that statement is that they are not really going into debt if they pay the card off at the end of each month. The balance is zero so there is no and never has been any debt