Author Archives: Our Family Fortune

Never Forget Pascal’s Wager

Should you believe in God?  More importantly, what the heck does that have to do with a family finance blog?  As it turns out, a lot.  Blaise Pascal was a French philosopher, mathematician, physicist, and inventor – basically the classic … Continue reading

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Reputation Risk is Why You Need F-You Money

Most of us dream of working a fulfilling career until we have enough money so that we can choose our own path: we can stay if we wish, move on to a new and more fulfilling career, or head out … Continue reading

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Returns Can Disappoint for a Long Time

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Investing can disappoint for long periods of time.  There is no rule that says that over the next 10, 20, 30 years or more, stocks have to return 10%, bonds have to return 7.5% (while also being a strong diversifier … Continue reading

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Make Sure Your Default Life is the One You Want

Almost no one changes the default settings on their tablet or their computer. The majority of people use the default ringtone on their cellphones.  Many people don’t sign up for their 401k because they never get around to it.  Such … Continue reading

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Getting Young Kids Involved in Family Finances

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Financial intelligence is one of the most important skills in today’s modern world.  With it, you’re able to set yourself up for a future full of promise.  Without it, you’re struggling day in and day out, with no hope of … Continue reading

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