Financial Physics: Why the Lock Unlocks

"Why does the lock unlock?" That was the question asked of our Health Physics crew one evening when I was co-op student working at a nuclear power plant when I was in college. (I was a Chemistry major in those days.) One of the technicians on the crew had earned his doctorate in Physics, and … Continue reading Financial Physics: Why the Lock Unlocks

Cash Flow Management System: Income

Now that we have set up some goals for our money (short-term, mid-term, and long-term) and gotten an idea for how we would use our money in an ideal financial world, it's time to move into the specifics of handling our real-life cash flow situation. As you've probably figured out from this post's title, we're … Continue reading Cash Flow Management System: Income

The First Hurdle: Figuring Out Your Why in a Financial Plan

Up to this point, I've written about the importance of having some kind of financial plan, but I haven't really gone into how to start and maintain one. I think, at least, part of that is the fact that it took me a long time to figure out how to implement my own plan. Yes, … Continue reading The First Hurdle: Figuring Out Your Why in a Financial Plan

Money and Photography: The Best Plan You Have is…

"The best camera is the one you have with you."Just about every photographer ever I think it's fair to say that just about everyone carries a camera with them almost everywhere they go; that camera is attached to our cellphones. And, while our phones have had cameras in them since June of 2000 (released in … Continue reading Money and Photography: The Best Plan You Have is…

How Did This Happen…TO ME?

It wasn't supposed to be like this; not for me, at least. I was the kid whose attention was grabbed by the financial splash screen on the nightly news that highlighted the day's close for the Dow Jones Industrial Average, the S&P 500, and prices for things like gold and oil. When I would spend … Continue reading How Did This Happen…TO ME?