When You’d Rather Be A Fortuneless Genius Than A Rich Fool

THE TALE OF TWO FINANCIAL MINDSETS   Not everyone aspires to be wealthy because although money can take away the stress of everyday financial obligations it can turn a somewhat happy life into a dull miserable daily routine. Then again the rich fool has no interest in becoming a fortuneless genius when they are motivated to build wealth. Who’s right? Who’s wrong? Neither…   Meet the rich fool   Life should not be about gathering wealth nor having an abundance of possessions as described in the Parable of the Rich Fool. There are plenty of wealthy people who may have all the luxuries they need but daily living becomes somewhat of a low-budget movie. It’s easy to put up walls and blinders to those struggles that are happening around the world when money is no object. The rich fool may not survive life on the other side of their bank account especially if they grew up in a life of luxury. Related: How possessions ruined us and minimalism gave us freedom Having lots of money to travel the world, buy fancy toys, big houses, fast cars and all the things that will frost your life with luxury doesn’t make you […]

How To Spot A Money Smart Woman

FINANCIALLY SMART WOMEN FINISH RICH AND IT’S NOT ALL ABOUT MONEY   We can add the value “financially stable” or money smart to the list of traits that men are looking for in a woman while in the midst of romancing a relationship. In the past I’ve blogged about finding a frugal man but today I want to focus on men finding a woman who is of the same financial mindset. It may seem like the bottom of the barrel for most of you but for those men who value money the last thing they want is a partner to blow it all away. This is where it’s important to be compatible in terms of wants, needs and desires and why it’s so important to communicate. It doesn’t matter if you are a stay at home mom, stay at home wife or a career woman the money becomes one when you tie the knot. This is why some men are cautious about who they choose to date and for good reason. If a man finds his woman is spending too much money leaving them stuck to pay the bills or unable to save for retirement or to do things with […]

The Breakup Shop- How to become single for under $50 hassle free : The Saturday Weekend Review #152

TAKING THE EASY WAY OUT OF DUMPING SOMEONE YOU’RE NOT THAT INTO   Breaking up with someone after a few dates or dating them for a while is hard for just about anyone, unless you really don’t care about the person. This breakup service I’m going to tell you about today might just be the new trend in breaking up with your girlfriend or boyfriend while you’re out shopping or doing whatever it is you do. It’s been a while since I’ve chatted about dating and relationships but it always seems that just before the holidays is when people go their separate ways. Some of the men I’ve known over the years bail because they don’t know what to buy their girlfriend who might be expecting jewellery or a ring. I can’t control what my friends do behind closed doors and neither can you and I’d never judge them either. It’s their life, not mine even though I’d feel sorry if I knew it was never going to last from the get go. Then there are the men who don’t have the cash to buy gifts so the easy way out is to dump who they’re dating for the single […]

Single Man Wants To Know Where To Find Frugal Sexy Women

A CHANCE MEETING STARTS WITH HELLO   For some people love is more than what you feel in the heart, it’s also about how well you deal with money. Men today just like women are looking for someone who will complement their passion for frugal living. Let’s not forget though that a healthy relationship takes more than just money. That means money is only one part of the relationship pie. Back in 2012 I wrote a post asking whether frugal men were sexy and ever since then I’ve noticed quite a few visits to the blog where men were seeking advice about women. Yes there are men who want to date women who give some thought to their financial future. It’s funny how easy it is to generalize one gender over the other but there are no comparisons as we are both equal. The problem is that most men and women don’t know where to start when looking for love as they age. The older we get the harder dating seems to be especially if a career and family comes first. In our younger years we would go to the clubs dancing every weekend enjoying the night life but that […]

How financial management led this man to pay off $20,000 of debt : June Net Worth Update 2015 (+0.22%)

YOU ALWAYS HAVE A CHOICE   When it comes to financial management of your money there is no excuse about not knowing why you are in debt, besides the obvious. Calculating personal net worth is a controversial topic in the personal finance world only because everyone calculates their worth a little different. Some people may add liquid assets such as “stuff” they have acquired over the years as well vehicles and their primary residence. Others may not.   Financial management starts now   Whether you hire someone to manage your finances or you do all the leg work and management yourself you know that this task never ends. Money will always be a mission on the monthly “To-Do List” no matter how rich or poor you are. It’s been years now that my wife and I have been calculating our estimated personal net worth but we never quite gave much thought to the motivational aspects of knowing “What am I worth?”. What I mean is how taking charge of our finances have influenced our mindset. Financial management of our assets and liabilities didn’t come into play until we bought our first house together after we were married BUT we could […]

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Do you engage in random chat at the grocery store? :The Grocery game challenge #5 May 26-June 1, 2014

FOOD IS A CONVERSATION PIECE   If you are a foodie the best random chat that you might ever get is while you grocery shop. I’m pretty sure that if you think back you can say that you’ve either learned something from simple random chat at the grocery store or you’ve taught someone something that they didn’t know. It’s amazing how people often look for someone to talk to while going up and down the aisles but it’s also apparently one of the best places to meet people and find true love. I don’t know how true that is but my wife said if you want to find a single woman looking to date go to the grocery store or pharmacy (just stay away from the “woman section” if you know what I mean, ha-ha). That doesn’t make for a very good conversation starter. If you are a woman looking for a date don’t miss out on dating opportunities with the best way to meet men being at Canadian Tire or any big box store. I had to laugh but maybe she is on to something. When I grocery shop I don’t tend to talk with strangers because if you […]

How to keep the romance alive on a budget

WHEN YOU FIND TRUE LOVE CHERISH IT   Expensive restaurants, weekend getaways, fine wine and jewellery are great to splash out on for the love in your life, but it can be really expensive to maintain that level of  frosting in a relationship. There are alternatives to these purchases that cost a lot less but still mean a great deal and say “I’m in love with you”.   The little things in life   Being romantic doesn’t necessarily imply that you run out and spend lots of cash on shiny things, quite the opposite depending on who your partner is and how you both view personal finance. A hand written love letter seems to be a lost art these days, especially when you post it so your loved one receives it in the mail. A card you bought from the dollar store can say “I Love You” just as well as that $5 Hallmark card version from the mall but you can afford that little effort more often. You can go the Full Monty and make a card from scratch depending on your skill level in the art department. I’m not sure that I would qualify as Hitch the professional dating doctor out to fix every Albert and […]

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