Monthly Archives : September 2016

How to Get Out of Debt, Make a Budget, and Stick to It: Advice That Works But No One Else Will Give You (Part 1)

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Today is part 1 of a series, focusing on when your expenses are greater than your income. Part 2 will be when your expenses equal your income.   The East River bottlenecks between Manhattan and Queens. Unlike its mighty sibling to the west (that’d be the Hudson), it can’t accommodate large cruise ships. No one really gives it a second thought.…

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Everything You Wanted to Know About Debt: Keep Your Friends Close and Your Enemies Closer

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I locked eyes with the waiter, raised my hand, and pinched my fingers together for a short scribble in the air like I was following the random flight path of a fly. He nodded and approached the table shortly afterwards. “Take your time. I’ll be back to collect it in a moment,” he said. “How much?” asked Zack. “$57.38.” My slim jeans…

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The Queen of Katwe, the Threat of Debt, and the Mindset for Getting Out of It

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Sometimes the place you are used to is not the place you belong. You belong where you believe you belong. Where is that for you? —Robert Katende, The Queen of Katwe Last night, Zuzzy and I had the pleasure of screening The Queen of Katwe (set for release 9/23/16) with her chess program. I knew it was a movie about chess.…

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August 2016 Giving Report, with references to Hamilton, Social Media, and Late Nights Writing

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Angelica      My name is Angelica Schuyler. Hamilton      Alexander Hamilton. Angelica      Where’s your family from? Hamilton      Unimportant. There’s a million things I haven’t done, but just you wait, just you wait…   Since we finished our first month of blogging, we’d like to spend some time sharing with you our progress in accomplishing…

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Little Rhett’s Corvette (Baby, You’re Much Too Fast), or: How to Spend Like a Millionaire (Part 1)

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  Last year was a great one for Rhett. He graduated cum laude from Pepperdine University and landed a job with Boeing as an aerospace engineer, making $62,000 a year. He rents an apartment in Redondo Beach, which he shares with a college roommate. He’s well on his way. To celebrate his accomplishments, he bought himself a new black Corvette…

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