The 5-step plan to pay off credit card debt faster and cheaper starts with this . . .

The Economics of Killing the Golden Goose, Part 1

  February 23, 2015  |    #Make Money

We recently started following and engaging with #QU4ARK, a radio show on WIRN: World Internet Radio Network, and have been asked by two of the hosts about money and economic sustainability. When I thought about this, I was reminded of Aesop’s fable, The Goose with the Golden Eggs, and how it parallels what’s happening today in the US and in many other developed countries. 

Careers 101: The Choice of Two Futures

  February 9, 2015  |    #Make Money

I’ve always been fascinated by science fiction stories. I love the tales that take place in future utopian or dystopian worlds. One theme that strikes me as odd and often appears in sci-fi is the dichotomy between classes. The upper class is often portrayed in their high-rise buildings reaching into the upper atmosphere, living on vast satellites that orbit earth or a far off planet. On the other hand, the underbelly of society is portrayed living in trashed buildings or sewers and gutters underground. 

Why You Must Diversify Your Income Stream

  January 21, 2015  |    #Make Money

Face it. Not only can’t we rely on employers to help us attain riches nor secure our retirement, we can no longer rely on them to help us earn a living wage.

While everyday workers have struggled to survive the “new normal”, employers have laid-off workers and performed acrobats to pass immigration reform. It seems the only thing the ruling class (Big Business, Republicans and Democrats) agrees on is the imperative to bus in millions of potential, low-wage employees. The reason for this urgency changes from week to week.

Investing 101: 3 Things You Should Know about Cash and Cash Equivalents

  January 14, 2015  |    #Make Money

This is our fifth post in our series about investment types. 51 percent of Americans didn’t save for retirement in 2014. Their reason for not investing? They didn’t know enough about investing to invest. We hope to help fix that with this series.

So far, we’ve discussed stocks, mutual funds, Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) and bonds. In this, our last week, we’ll discuss cash and cash equivalents.

Investing 101: 3 Things You Should Know about Bonds

  January 7, 2015  |    #Make Money

This is our fourth post in our series about investment types. 51 percent of Americans didn’t save for retirement in 2014. Their reason for not investing? They didn’t know enough about investing to invest. We hope to help fix that with this series.

So far, we’ve discussed stocks, mutual funds and Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs). This week, we’ll discuss bonds. Next week we’ll discuss cash equivalents.

The 5-step plan to pay off credit card debt faster and cheaper starts with this . . .