Cheap in America: Who Gives More?

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I came across this interesting video on who gives more? Poor, rich, or middle class? Liberal or conservative? Some of the stats might surprise you.

7 Most Important Habits That Rich People Use to Build Wealth

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Aristotle said that “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” Being rich (having wealth, anyway) is not about having a lot of money or making a lot of money. It’s about building wealth, keeping your money, and spending it wisely. Here are the 7 best ways that […]

How You Can Control Your Money: The Lesson of the $100 Bill

Personal Finance

A long time ago and in a land far far away… well actually it was 1980 and my wife and I, as newlyweds, just moved to Alaska—this is a true story. I was working for a financially secure and slightly older gentleman who, one day as I was passing by his office, called me in […]

Would You Rather Be Filthy Rich or Extremely Poor?

True Wealth

Have you ever played the “Would You Rather…” game?  It pits two opposing choices against each other and people go around and decide which one they’d rather have and why. It’s a good ice-breaker and a fun game to hear people’s insights. That’s exactly what I’d like to do this weekend – play the “Would […]

Wealth and Happiness

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These two terms belong together don’t they – Wealth and Happiness?  Do you remember a time in your life where you weren’t making much money?  You probably weren’t very happy. Maybe it was during college, or when you first started a business – perhaps it’s now and you’ve lost your job recently.  One thing that often […]

Avoiding Financial Hell (Part 2) – Tools for the Fight

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In Part 1 of Avoiding Financial Hell we looked at the power that money can have in our lives and the consequences of loving money.  If left unchecked, our love for money could have a say in where we spend eternity.  In this post I’d like to offer some tools or resources to help us in our […]

Wouldn’t It Be Nice to Win the Lottery?


Did you ever play that game where you imagined you won the lottery or came into a large sum of money and daydreamed about all the things you would do with it?  I know I have.  I thought about the house I would buy, the car I would drive, the charities I would give to […]