Smaller tax refunds mean some won’t catch up on bills | Tompor


Maybe it's time people become responsible with the money they have, and not depend on something that may not be there.  Tax refunds are not guaranteed, the law could and dose change all the time. With the extra in the pay check every week, due to the tax cuts, people should have considered the fact … Continue reading Smaller tax refunds mean some won’t catch up on bills | Tompor

The Unexpected Upside of a Lean Season | The Art of Manliness


It’s fair to say that many people go through at least one season of financial difficulty sometime in their lives. It’s often part of the ladder-climbing experience when just starting out. Or it occurs between jobs, or is due to an injury or downed economy. The season, although difficult, can actually hold forth much benefit. … Continue reading The Unexpected Upside of a Lean Season | The Art of Manliness

Bloomfield Hills opts out of SMART


OK, the the Detroit Free Press is a liberal newspaper, and they love socialistic government payed (off the back of taxpayers) schemes, but it's one of only 2 Detroit news papers, so I read it (online only, I will not pay for it). That said... Here is my point, I do not  like the fact … Continue reading Bloomfield Hills opts out of SMART

Giving Kids an Allowance: What You Need to Know | The Art of Manliness


“Dad, I want those Hot Wheels cars. Will you get them for me? You have money.” A few months ago, Kate and I noticed that our young son Gus had started picking up on the fact that stuff isn’t free. He realized you need money to buy food, clothes, and yes, even Hot Wheels. When … Continue reading Giving Kids an Allowance: What You Need to Know | The Art of Manliness

The Surprising Benefits of Giving Money Away | The Art of Manliness


Helping others, be it, by donation of money, time or talent, is the greats joy we can have. Read "Who Really Cares", It will be an eye opener for sure... At the turn of the nineteenth century, a Scottish-born steel tycoon named Andrew Carnegie became the world’s second richest man. He was 66 years old … Continue reading The Surprising Benefits of Giving Money Away | The Art of Manliness

5 Things We Should Spend More Money On, And 5 Things We Should Not


Imagine that you are sitting on the front porch of your house sipping lemonade with your family on a warm summer’s night. You sit back and reminisce with them about how you… bought the newest HG TV? Materialistic gratification only lasts so long. It is said that our brains adapt to  happiness. With materialistic things … Continue reading 5 Things We Should Spend More Money On, And 5 Things We Should Not

The Federal Reserve explained – Yahoo News


End the Fed... If you research the US economy over the years, you will learn that the Fed messes up the economy more then it helps. Leaving the Free Market to its own devices will make recoveries from down turns happen quicker and make them safer. The Free Market will adjust to the economic conditions … Continue reading The Federal Reserve explained – Yahoo News

Another Financial Crisis Is In The Making–And It’s Going To Be Worse Than Last Time


Start paying off your credit cards and save your money “Nothing has changed since the last financial crisis,” says Anne Pettifor, the author who forecasted the last financial crisis. She’s right. In fact, things have gotten much worse. The bubble this time is much bigger. This will not end well. Advertisement-content continues below The problem now … Continue reading Another Financial Crisis Is In The Making–And It’s Going To Be Worse Than Last Time

The Pros and Cons of Outlet Stores: Are You Really Saving Money? – daveramsey.com


Modern-day outlet shopping isn’t what it used to be. Consumers aren’t limited to factory-flawed Jockeys and Levis anymore. High-end brands such as Kate Spade, Coach and Jimmy Choo are entering the mix and attracting customers who want great deals on luxury items. And it’s big business for retailers. As of February 2014, the U.S. had … Continue reading The Pros and Cons of Outlet Stores: Are You Really Saving Money? – daveramsey.com

5 Money Lessons Every Texan Knows – daveramsey.com


Longhorns, rodeos, conservatives and Chuck Norris. Yeah, we’re talking about Texas. This big state has some big stereotypes. But when it comes to money, Texas has it made: The economy is booming, the billionaires are making bank, and pro football players are coming out of the woodwork. So what can the rest of us learn … Continue reading 5 Money Lessons Every Texan Knows – daveramsey.com