Uncertainty

Last fall, as my wife was busy getting ready for Thanksgiving dinner, she asked me to grab something out of the fridge. I obliged, and while doing so, something pink and blue on the top shelf caught my eye.

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Trent Porter
Brexit Anyone?

If you’ve picked up a newspaper recently and managed to make it past the insanity of the campaign headlines, you might have noticed talk of the “Brexit.” If you’ve made the mistake of watching any CNBC lately, you’ve certainly seen the talking heads using it as fodder for their fear-mongering strategy to boost ratings.

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Trent Porter
My Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde

A while ago, I had the chance to return to my small hometown as a volunteer when I was asked by a local non-profit to spend a week teaching high school kids about money. I knew being in the classroom would be great, but I was really impacted by something far less expected… the hallways.

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Trent Porter
Hate Budgeting? Here’s What I Do Instead

Many of you know that I don’t like bu*#!ting (I don’t even like to say the word budget). And it hasn’t been for lack of trying. In the past I’d get myself psyched up to do it, but it would always end up feeling like a big guilt trip that wasn’t all that effective.

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Fingers Crossed For a Market Crash

One day last week, after watching the Dow drop over 500 points, I headed to a dinner party, where I was asked by several people to perform a party trick that I’m all too often requested; to get out my crystal ball.

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Flat Screen Shopping with Thoreau

As a child, I vividly remember the tupperware that my grandmother kept her Raisin Bran in. What seared the cereal container into my memory was the piece of paper she had taped to the front. On the paper was a list of dates going back to the Nixon administration where she had documented every time the contents had been refilled, along with the cost per ounce and which grocery store in town had the best price at each date.

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My Hot Investment Tip

I had an unfortunate incident at the gym last week that some of you might be familiar with. While I was doing my best hamster-on-a-wheel impression on the stair-climber, the football highlights showing on one of the TVs came as a welcome distraction from the fact that I hate doing cardio.

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Don't Eat That Marshmallow

I have a confession, I am a closet marshmallow connoisseur. I was the kid around the campfire chasing a perfect golden brown while I scoffed at the sacrilege of the other kids hyperventilating as they covered their flaming carcinogen-pops in spit.

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