Cost of Use

Calculating Cost of Use – A Simple Solution to the Buy vs. Rent Choice

Gen Y Finance Guy New Rules, Real Estate 22 Comments

One of the interesting ways that I have come to look at things is by using the concept of the “Cost of Use.” Today I want to apply this concept to answer the ever controversial question of buying vs. Renting. As you have probably witnessed firsthand, like just about every topic in personal finance there is always a polarized stance …

Climbing The Corporate Ladder

The Email That Lead To A $60,000 Increase In Compensation

Gen Y Finance Guy Career, Featured, Freedom Fighter, New Rules, The JOB 48 Comments

Ever since starting this blog I have been doing some deep introspection with regards to my career and my interests. I have spent the majority of my career since graduating college in Corporate Finance. Being the good corporate monkey that I was taught to be, I have done everything to continue and progress my career in Finance. When you pursue …

Buy Into Weakness – Investment Rule #1

Gen Y Finance Guy Financial Markets, Investing, New Rules, Options, Words To Live By 24 Comments

Over the course of the coming weeks and months I will be laying out the investment rules that I live and die by. These are rules that I have developed over the last ten years as both a retail and professional investor and trader: Rule # 1: Buy into weakness. Rule #2: Sell into strength. Rule #3: Reduce cost basis. …

Financial Truth

The Financial Truth: There’s a limit to how much you can cut expenses, but there’s no limit on how much you can earn.

Gen Y Finance Guy Featured, Financial Freedom, New Rules 10 Comments

Do you want more from life? More money? More freedom? More security? More time with friends and family doing the things you love? I don’t know anyone that would say no to these questions. That’s not to say that there aren’t plenty of people out there that are completely content with their lives. Maybe they have all the money, freedom, …

American Dream

We Don’t Have Our Parents American Dream

Gen Y Finance Guy New Rules 3 Comments

The world is changing. There’s a feeling in the air today, around America and throughout the world, that what people believed about financial security and prosperity is no longer true. A lot has changed in the last [six] years. You have three ways to react to these changes. First, you can stick your head in the sand and hope that everything …