One Page Guide to Personal Finance

One Page Guide to Personal Finance - Everything You Ever...

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Unformatted text preview: Everything You Ever Really Needed to Know About Personal Finance On Just One Page by Trent Hamm - The Simple Dollar - http://www.thesimpledollar.com / Introduction The cover of this document tells you the whole story. Everything you really need to know abut personal Fnance can be summarized in just one page. Spend less than you earn. Earn more. Live frugal. Do something sensible with the difference. Control your own destiny. All of the other writing out there on personal Fnance is just details. In fact, the rest of this document is just details. What you ʼ ll Fnd in the rest of this document is a lot of additional detail about the points made on the cover. Beyond that, this document is heavily footnoted. If you ʼ re reading this document on a computer, you can click on those footnote numbers and immediately jump to online resources that expand upon that point. The hardest part of personal Fnance is just having the courage to take that Frst step. Sharing This Document This document is being freely distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 United States License. What does that mean? It means that this document is free - you can send it to your friends, put it up on your website, or print it out. You can also use if for commercial purposes - if you want to format it as a book and sell it, feel free. You can also modify the contents to your heart ʼ s desire as long as it ʼ s shared in the same way - any derivative works must also be shared under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License. I only have two requests. One, if you write about this on your website, include a link back to the original source of the document - http://www.thesimpledollar.com/onepage/ . Doing this enables new readers to always be able to retrieve the latest version of the document. Two, if you do something interesting with this document (creating something new and compelling with it, use it in a classroom, use it in a major media source), please let me know by dropping me an email at [email protected] . All uncredited art was produced by me and is also shared under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 United States License. Everything PF http://www.thesimpledollar.com 2/49 My Story I was born in raised in downstate rural Illinois. Growing up, my family didn ʼ t have a lot of money [1] , but they did have a lot of love. They taught me the value of living frugally [2] , but it wasn ʼ t always coupled with great Fnancial lessons. In short, I had little idea how to manage my own money, and when I left home for college, I made a long sequence of Fnancial mistakes. [3] ¡lash forward to April 2006. I had a good job, was married, and had an infant son, but I still hadn ʼ t learned the value of managing my money. To put it simply, I had a Fnancial meltdown [4] , capped off by a long night of soul searching while facing a pile of bills that I simply couldn ʼ t afford to pay [5] ....
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