In today’s edition, we look at the upcoming presidential election and it’s potential effects on your financial situation.
For the most part I think we control our own destiny financially, but it doesn’t hurt to be aware of how Obama or Romney will try to lead change on laws affecting your money.
I enjoyed the debate the other night. Although it’s hard for candidates to get into specifics at this point, it’s good to see the different philosophies bubbling up.
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Will Obama or Romney’s Budget Plan Cost You More Money? — “Economics, especially at this scale, is more art than science. Regardless of your personal political persuasion, there are holes among the Obama vs. Romney budget plans.” I think the biggest question is will someone bring the Country together to create bi-partisan change.
My Thoughts on the Election’s Impact on Your Finances – I did a blogger roundup at Forbes.com concerning the candidates and what to expect when one or the other wins. I tried to focus on taxes and legislation with my responses.
Know Your Spending Triggers to Change Your Financial Behavior — Realizing what triggers you to spend more money is half the battle, and this article offers helpful tips on identifying those as well as strategies for handling them well.
Save Money with Pinterest — And while we’re on the subject of things that trigger you to spend money, some might argue that Pinterest makes people discontent and causes them to want to spend more money. This post looks at the opposite: ways Pinterest can help you become a more frugal and wise shopper.
Side Hustle Series: I Build Online Design Sites — If you have a background in graphic design, you could use it to make extra money like John Shaver did.
What it Takes to Run a Conference or Other Event – This is an interview I did about planning and running FinCon12 and future events. It always surprises me how much I have to say on the topic.
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Why You Should Not Take Out Student Loans for College — Part of Ready for Zero’s 5th Smart Money Debate. There’s a link at the top of the post where you can access the counterargument. Best line in the post: “‘Thank God I have student loan debt!’…said no one.”
The Cost of an International Adoption — With the rising popularity of adoption, especially international ones, this post is informative for those who are considering it. Fred has adopted multiple times and offers an honest look at the financial side of things.
Actual Cost of an iPhone 5 — An interesting take on how much money you would spend on a 2-year contract of an iPhone 5 versus what that money would do for you if it were invested.
Real Estate 101: Running the Numbers – The latest in the thorough series on the basics of investing in real estate. This is no generic 5 point beginner guide. If you want to know how to think about the financials of real estate investing check out this article.
The Stock Market Rally – Did You Miss It, Should You Care? Major media headlines about the markets are useless unless you know how to apply them to your situation. Check out this post to see what the recent rally may really meant for you.