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You should teach your kids about money

My primary job as a father is not to raise great kids. My primary job as a father is to raise a great grownup. When I was growing up money talks weren’t a thing in our house. We didn’t have … Continue reading

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Do you ask for discount?

How much does it cost? My wife thinks I am cheap. She even makes fun of me saying that my motto is this: Prices are not that bad if you don’t buy anything Maybe she’s right, because I don’t like … Continue reading

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It is not about money

FIRE and money For the last couple of months I’ve read a lot of different FIRE blogs. From new, fresh ones, to pretty old-timers and iconic bloggers. Unfortunately, almost every post I’ve read was about the same topic. And this topic … Continue reading

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How much time do you spend in traffic?

In Soviet traffic… It’s been always funny when local people (we live in San Francisco Bay Area) tell us that the traffic is awful. You have no idea how awful traffic looks like. While you’re in traffic here you are still … Continue reading

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How to budget the Russian way

Everyone needs a budget. Recently I wrote a post You Need A Budget where I explained why you need a budget for every month for the rest of your life. A couple of weeks ago I had an after lunch … Continue reading

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Value of $100

Do you know that the same $100 bill has absolutely different value in different countries? Hey, Russian, you are so smart! It’s time to promote you from Captain Obvious to General Obvious. No, I am being serious right now. Recently I … Continue reading

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You Need A Budget

Seriously, you need a budget. Have you ever been in this situation: You just got your paycheck, your bank account has been refilled with a lot of money; life is good. But the next week, or two weeks after, you … Continue reading

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Good Debt and Bad Debt

Proverbs 22:7 (KJV) The rich ruleth over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender. * Before you start reading this post, I’d like to put a small disclaimer. This post is my personal opinion and philosophy about … Continue reading

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