The Cross-Country Flight: A Personal Finance Story (Chap 5)

Authors’ note: 

Explaining personal finance can be pretty dull. That’s a problem, if you need to learn about personal finance.

On a plane from St. Louis to Seattle, I decided to try and fix the problem. What if I could wrap some personal finance concepts inside of a quirky (even funny) short story? My goal here is to present some information, and then add another step in the story. So, when you get to the end, you’ve been reminded of an personal finance concept- but you’ve received the information in a light-hearted way.

Anyway, that’s the goal here. The stories are written in chapter order, so that there is a logical flow for the reader. Enjoy!

There’s always a certain amount of tension you can feel when you walk into an airport terminal.

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From Diamonds To Dirt: How Do Wealthy Men Sink Into Debt?

“There’s a lady who’s sure
All that glitters is gold
And she’s buying a stairway to heaven.”

(Thanks, Led Zeppelin)

This may be hard to digest but it’s true: some wealthy people get into debt troubles- and there are plenty of reasons why. People may take on huge debts that can’t afford to pay off, and a massive debt load can lead to bankruptcy. Understanding how this can happen can help you manage your personal finances.

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Thanksgiving: A Personal Finance Story (Chap. 4)

Baked Pie

Authors’ note:

Explaining accounting and finance can be pretty dull. That’s a problem, if you need to learn accounting or finance.

On a plane from St. Louis to Seattle, I decided to try and fix the problem. What if I could wrap some accounting concepts inside of a quirky (funny?) short story? My goal here is to present some information, and then add another step in the story. So, when you get to the end, you’ve been reminded of an accounting concept- but you’ve received the information in a light-hearted way.

Anyway, that’s the goal here. The stories are written in chapter order, so that there is a logical flow for the reader. Enjoy!

Every family is dysfunctional- especially after a Presidential election.

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