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Rant #7 – You Can’t Force a Horse to Drink

In Rants by Gen Y Finance Guy17 Comments

People never fail to amaze me in this world. It is quite amazing how illogical people can be. As you all may recall, I recently wrote about the analysis and decision I made to go solar…it was a no brainer. Well, anytime I get excited about something, I naturally share that excitement with others. I pretty much become an evangelist. …

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Rant #6 – The Kirby Salesman Got Me in 2010 (for $2,200)

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Have you ever come across a salesman that was just so good that you forgot you were actually being sold to? When the Kirby salesman came to our condo in 2010, he did such a great job demonstrating the demo that I had to have one. He went on and one about the features & benefits: Kirby vacuums are made …

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Monday Rant #5 – Lesson Learned Co-Signing for a Car Loan

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If you’re thinking about co-signing on a loan for a friend or family member, maybe you should reconsider. I know we all want to help out our friends and family. But, I am going to share a story with you about my experience with co-signing. It cost me about $3,000…ouch! Before we get started there is one thing you need to …

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Thursday Rant #4 – DIY Home Improvement

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If you have been hanging around the personal finance community for any length of time you have probably noticed a trend of DIY’ers (DIY = Do It Yourself). This is especially true from the bloggers that are part of the massive frugality movement. The most prolific of the bloggers, leader of the Extreme Frugality movement, Mr. Money Mustache has been known to …

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Thursday Rant #3 – Dear Boss, You Suck!

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It’s been two months to the day since the office time-keeper threw me under the bus. I guess it should be no surprise that she strikes again. The first time bothered me, but this one absolutely pissed me off. They say, “It is better to be pissed off, than pissed on.” But I am not so sure I agree (since I feel like it …

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Thursday Rant #2 – Office Lotto Pools

In Rants, The JOB by Gen Y Finance Guy33 Comments

Let me first get my confession in before I get too deep into this rant. Yes, I admit that I have played the lottery once in my life when I turned 18 and was old enough to buy a lottery ticket. My purchase even included some scratchers. But in my defense, this is sort of a rite of passage. Doesn’t …

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Thursday Rant #1: The Office Time Keeper

In Rants, The JOB by Gen Y Finance Guy24 Comments

Leaving the work force and going out on my own is an eventual goal. However, I don’t plan on doing that anytime soon as there are other goals on my list that actually involve staying in the work force (at least for a while or until something better comes along). Because of this, I have to put up with some of …