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The Frosh Fifteen (thousand dollars)

April 27, 2012


Despite the restless jail-break, wanderlust tendencies of my teens as a bored student, I actually ended up going back to school / university several times in my life: 1996-2000, 2003-4 and 2007-10.  8 years and several degrees later, I was finally “educated”.  Also, I emerged without any debt.  Miracle?  No.  Canadian?  Yes.  Now, if I […]

Guns n Roses now investment bankers!

April 21, 2012


Guns n Roses‘ Appetite for Destruction was hands down, the album that rocked my youth.  To this day, I only have to hear the first electric twang of the Paradise City lead guitar to re-compose in my mind the entire 7-minute stadium rock-out score in ecstatic nuanced detail. Now pushing 50, and broken up, the former […]

The image that scared me about debt

April 11, 2012


I wanted to share a picture that changed my mind about how money works.  I was turned off of being in long-term debt from when I was in my teens.  Maybe it was in math class where we had a very quick unit on interest.  Well, I remember seeing an image in a textbook very […]

Presidential Proclamation: April 2012 is Financial Literacy Month!

April 3, 2012


Though we know that it should really be Financial Literacy Lifetime, this is undoubtedly a proper start for a country that has 115% Debt to GDP and an average of $15,000 credit card debt per person (not the worst in the world, mind you!).  On another page, I posted some US government sponsored free resources […]