Financial Geekery

June 26, 2012

So in last week’s post I introduced you to the concepts introduced by Stephen Pollan’s “Die Broke”: quit today, pay cash, never retire, and the titular “die broke”. But what does that all mean? Once you get past the shock value, what’s he actually saying?

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June 19, 2012

“Die broke.” This is the central idea behind a book of the same name written several years ago by Stephen Pollan — and it’s a good one. In fact, the four pillars of the book — “quit today”, “pay cash”, “don’t retire”, and “die broke” — form quite a solid personal finan...

June 12, 2012

If you’re anything like me, you pine for the days when rebates and gifts came in the form of simple checks. Nowadays, however, it’s all the rage to give out prepaid Visas or Mastercards. Which is all well and good, except that most vendors only accept one credit card a...

June 7, 2012

Remember all that financial stuff you’ve been thinking about doing? You know, like updating your credit report, figuring out when the best time would be to buy a new PC, or backing up your financial information? Yeah, it sits in the back of your head, but it flies out...

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