Sometimes even the most reliable wheels on the road need maintenance. My wee Honda Fit is no different. Sure, I enjoy pedaling my bike around town and even commute with that trusty two-wheeler, from time to time. But my Fit … [Read more...] about Why You Should Never Service Your Car at the Dealership
Personal Finance 101
Learn how to make the best decisions when it comes to your hard-earned money. When you make smart money decisions, you tee yourself up for goals including early retirement. Learn how to invest, how to avoid keeping up with the Joneses, and how to raise kids without breaking the bank!
Volatile markets are the new normal, thanks to the COVID-19 outbreak. This creates some opportunity for investors in a time of real concern. I don't mean to diminish the incredibly awful specter of this virus, but I'm … [Read more...] about How to Invest in a Volatile Market (And Not Freak Out)
I'm not a financial expert. I've never worked in the banking, finance, or investment industry. I'm an arm-chair advice dispenser trying to keep money from being a source of worry in my life. This is an open letter to folks … [Read more...] about An Open Letter to Anyone Seeking Financial Independence
Once in a blue moon, I get asked to review a new publication here on Abandoned Cubicle. It's a reasonable request since I get a free book out of the deal. If the book is decent, I get a few hours of entertainment. Even better … [Read more...] about Happy Money by Ken Honda: A Book Review
This is a post that asks and attempts to answer the question, "How much of your income should you save every month?" For many, savings rates simply aren't a priority. While examining my handy dashboard excel budget last … [Read more...] about How Much of Your Income Should You Save Every Month?