Photo Diary #2: Hunting Fungi for Fun and Profit

A technical note: morels are technically considered to be a cup fungi, a relative of the mushroom but biologically distinct. In this essay, I’m using

Review: The Little Book of Common Sense Investing

To be honest, this is one of those rare books where the name of the author alone convinced me to pick up the title. John

101 Goals in 1001 Days

While I was working on writing the essays for Goals Week, I kept getting excited to define some of my own goals, and so I

The Day After: My Immediate Actions When I Reached Financial Armageddon

Recently, a reader who found himself in a situation much like my own financial meltdown. He read about the real pain of the meltdown and

Setting and Reaching Long Term Personal Finance Goals

Since we’ve covered microgoals, short term goals, and intermediate term goals, it’s appropriate to tie up this little series with a look at long term

Setting and Reaching Intermediate Term Personal Finance Goals

Once our house is bought and furnished, our next goal will be focusing on a pair of vehicle replacements that will occur roughly five years


April 2007 Review – Net Worth +7.6%, Debts -2.3%, Assets +2.2%

It’s time for that monthly financial review again, where I make sure I’m keeping up with my short-term financial goals. I generally break things down

Setting and Reaching Short Term Personal Finance Goals

As I mentioned earlier this week, right now we are focused on saving for a number of short term goals, mostly related to properly outfitting

Goals, Dreams, and Values: Separating the Tangible from the Fantastic

When I was just starting out my professional career, I had all sorts of crazy dreams: an amazing car, an amazing house, and so on.

A Reader Runs In Place

I recently received the following email from a reader, who I will call Annie: I’ve been reading your site for a while now, and while