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Veterans, Thanks for your Service! What you Taught us about Borrowing Money

In honor of all military veterans on Veterans Day I thank you for your service.  So let’s take a look at our original veterans, the Minutemen of the early colonies’ militias and their tactics that can be adopted by today’s … Continue reading

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Are you a Borrowing Gladiator? How to Survive the Lion’s Den of Debt

    You’ve heard of the seven deadly sins, right?  How about the four P’s of marketing?  Many business and consumer borrowers make five serious mistakes before, during or after borrowing money.  Be a winner in the borrowing arena by … Continue reading

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Who’s Helping the Borrower? The Advantages of Having a Borrowing Coach

    When I look at the borrowing landscape I see the terrain heavily in favor of the lenders.  The banks, insurance companies and Wall Street lenders have deep financial resources and a roster of players with impressive college pedigrees … Continue reading

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What’s your Borrowing I.Q.? Take the Test and Win the Title

Here’s a chance for you to test your borrowing intelligence quotient.  Some of the questions were covered in previous posts and some are brand new material.  I’ve wanted to be the devious professor who gives the brutally hard test with … Continue reading

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Financial Rabbit Trails v.s. GPS Financing: How to Avoid Path Integration

Are you following a financial rabbit trail?  Does it loop around in seemingly endless illogical patterns? Animals use path integration to determine their location and direction.  In this post we’ll learn how to manage the impulse to follow a financial … Continue reading

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Double Bogey Borrowing

The Wall Street Journal reported that the town of Buena Vista, Virginia defaulted on bond payments for the local 18-hole golf course.  The town of 6,500 people had grand visions in 2004 when it borrowed $9.2 million for the golf … Continue reading

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High Altitude Borrowing

I am aware of the correlation between the lack of oxygen and impaired brain function.  I experienced that first hand in army flight school when they put us in the hypobaric chamber to simulate the effects of high altitude.  We … Continue reading

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