Your Crazy Spending Helps The Rest of Us simple money man

Your Crazy Spending Helps The Rest of Us

Reading Time: 4 minutes    For many people, the savings rate recommended by financial planners is outrageous whether it’s 10% or 15% of their annual income. For others, it’s a piece of cake. Increasing your savings rate by a significant percentage and on a consistent basis really does…

The Things You Own End Up Owning You simple money man

The Things You Own End Up Owning You

Reading Time: 5 minutesMore and more I’m starting to believe the more we have, the more we spend on maintenance, repairs, replacements and excuses to buy even more things.  For example, several months ago I sold and extra car I had. When asked about it, I said to…

Why I Don’t Buy In Bulk simple money man

Why I Don’t Buy In Bulk

Reading Time: 4 minutesI consider myself a bit of a foodie. I don’t eat a lot, but I like to eat a variety of things and stay balanced. Don’t’ this confused with me being in shape, because trust me a do have a long way to go. When…

Consider Yourself Fortunate – Retirement simple money man

Consider Yourself Fortunate – Retirement

Reading Time: 4 minutesIf you’re reading this, you probably have some basic financial knowledge. You are probably saving some money regularly. You probably think about your retirement periodically.   You’ve probably gone online and checked out a couple of tools to see if you’re on track. Am I…

4 R’s – Reconcile, Redeem, Reinvest, REPEAT! simple money man

4 R’s – Reconcile, Redeem, Reinvest, REPEAT!

Reading Time: 3 minutesHow will you project your financial future if you don’t learn from your past? We all make financial mistakes; the key is to learn from them so we don’t continue to make the same mistakes. One way is detection – and that comes thru reconciling….

Spending on Lunch – A Personal Experiment simple money man

Spending on Lunch – A Personal Experiment

Reading Time: 3 minutesDoes spending give us satisfaction? Does the item or service we receive from spending give us satisfaction? Does too much or too little or it result correlate to the same level of satisfaction? I decided to do a little experiment using lunch as the subject…

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