Dog Treats On The Ledge: A Personal Finance Story (Chap. 8)

Authors’ note:

Explaining personal finance can be pretty dull, but it’s a subject we all need to continually learn about. I’m trying to fix the problem by using a quirky (funny?) story to explain personal finance. In this story, two friends how bond mutual funds work.

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

Having an auto mechanic you trust is really important, Greg thought. More important than a good internist? Maybe so.

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Construction Across The Street: A Personal Finance Story (Chap. 7)

 

Authors’ note:

Explaining personal finance can be pretty dull, but it’s a subject we all need to continually learn about. I’m trying to fix the problem by using a quirky (funny?) story to explain personal finance. In this story, two friends discuss risk tolerance, asset mix and the concept of beta.

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

Is that house going to take up the entire lot- will there be any lawn at all?

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The Ice Storm: A Personal Finance Story (Chap. 6)

Authors’ note:

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

Walmart is already out of ice melt?

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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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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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Halloween Night: A Personal Finance Story (Chap. 3)

jack-o-lantern

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 a 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!

Halloween weather is always tricky in St. Louis.

This year’s weather couldn’t be better. Greg chuckled to himself as he set up folding chairs in the driveway as darkness set in. Greg’s driveway was situated along a busy route for trick or treaters, so he set up folding chairs, lights, candy (and a cooler of beer) so he could hand out candy.

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Budgeting at the Coffee Shop: A Personal Finance Story (Chap. 1)

Cash Register Close UP

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 to the story. So, when you get to the end, you’ve been reminded of an accounting or 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!

‘Excuse me- is that you in that poster?”

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The Rear View Mirror and the Tree: An Accounting Story

 

 

Winding Road

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. Enjoy!

Well, it seemed strange.

Greg and his dog Collete eyed the tree between the street and the sidewalk. The bark on one side of the tree seemed to be sheared off, and there was broken glass and plastic around the tree. How in the world…..then his cell phone rang.

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Trouble At The Genius Store

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Author’s 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. Enjoy!

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The guy who convinces older people to back up their computer data is gonna make a fortune. Greg chuckled to himself as he packed up his Macbook at the Apple Store.

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