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Triangulate Your Location and Net Worth

Lost in the wilderness

You took a shortcut in difficult terrain. Now you’re staring at an unfamiliar landscape with no trail in sight. Daylight is slipping away and the breeze is moving from balmy to brisk. What do you do?

You can stay where you are and hunker down until Search and Rescue arrives. You did tell someone where you were going, right? Hopefully you have the proper gear and supplies to wait it out.

Or you can use a few handy tricks to get back on track. Having a navigational aid you trust is key. Here are some tips on how to navigate when life takes you off trail, financial or otherwise.READ MORE

The Pain of Procrastination and the Power of Progress

I have a confession.

I’m a procrastinator. It’s not something I’m proud of.

I’m also a planner and a perfectionist. Which is doubly strange. How can someone be good at planning things with great attention to detail, but then wait until the last minute to execute?READ MORE

Staying Safe in the Financial Wilderness

I was hacked the other day.

It started innocently enough with an email notification from PayPal that I had received a deposit in my account. Awesome…except I wasn’t expecting any incoming transfers.

Right after that email, a flood of other notifications for more incoming transfers and outgoing transfers. Ruh roh!

I quickly logged into my account to see what was going on. Arrayed neatly on my transaction list were a dozen transfers in and out of PayPal, plus my two connected bank accounts – for over $2,000 and counting.READ MORE

What is House Hacking?

Five years ago, a friend approached me with a radical idea: would I want to buy a house with him and a few others?

Pooling our resources, we could have a chance at a large home and we could cut our costs compared to renting. I thought it sounded crazy!READ MORE

Is Airbnb Hosting Worth It?

We live in the era of the sharing economy, side hustles, and stagnant wages. Is it worth trying to supplement your salary with one of the popular platforms like Uber, Lyft, Airbnb, or Etsy?READ MORE