Archive | June, 2010

A Personal Declaration of Financial Independence

This July 4, why not consider issuing your own personal Declaration of Financial Independence? Here is one form it might take: I hold these truths to be self-evident, that all persons are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, including life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. I understand that fulfilling these rights requires […]

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US The Odd-Nation Out at the G-20 Summit

While the rest of the world is preaching fiscal responsibility and vowing to slash government spending, the only country calling for a continuation of “borrow and spend” is the United States.  The Times of London reports that England is slashing government spending by up to 30% in some areas (with “only” 10% cuts in education and defense), but […]

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Study a “Test Drive” For Financial Planning

Before you buy a new product, you do what you can to check out its features and research its reputation. You can test drive a car. You can try out a vacuum cleaner. Even if you want a watermelon, you can at least thump it. Buying a service is much harder. You can’t test drive […]

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