Jeff Rose
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  • Carbondale, IL
  • United States
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Jeff Rose's Discussions

52 Week Money Challenge

Started this discussion. Last reply by Steven Moon Jan 16, 2014. 18 Replies

What has been your best and worst investment?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Edward Rochelle Feb 5, 2014. 20 Replies

Anyone done Tough Mudder?

Started this discussion. Last reply by AdamR Jul 25, 2014. 13 Replies

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AdamR replied to Jeff Rose's discussion Anyone done Tough Mudder?
"I'm training to do this next Year! I am way excited. Where did you do yours?"
Jul 25, 2014
Edward Rochelle replied to Jeff Rose's discussion What has been your best and worst investment?
"My best investment was buying a small farm in Germany. I now use it to grow produce as a hobby and I sell it at the farmers market. It's a small profit that I get but the health and peace of mind benefits are amazing. Wouldn't trade it for…"
Feb 5, 2014
Sir replied to Jeff Rose's discussion What has been your best and worst investment?
"Strictly financial: Best -- graduate school; house a distant second Worst -- used cars"
Feb 5, 2014
Boondocker replied to Jeff Rose's discussion What has been your best and worst investment?
"Best investment - education.  Each year and a half of salary increase paid for one year of school. Worst investment - Snap-On tools.  Cost is five times what craftsman charges and the Craftsman guarantee is better."
Feb 5, 2014
Basic Inventory replied to Jeff Rose's discussion What has been your best and worst investment?
"Best: condo worst: cars graduate school maybe even undergraduate."
Feb 4, 2014
Steven Moon replied to Jeff Rose's discussion 52 Week Money Challenge
"I use a similar approach to save for 2014 Christmas gifts.  I started in reverse however."
Jan 16, 2014
Stuart Charles replied to Jeff Rose's discussion 52 Week Money Challenge
"My bank has zero fees on everyday accounts."
Jan 16, 2014
Stuart Charles replied to Jeff Rose's discussion 52 Week Money Challenge
"If you've never saved before, this is a good way start. At least to get used to idea of saving."
Jan 16, 2014
Jack Bauer replied to Jeff Rose's discussion 52 Week Money Challenge
"Direct deposit checking accounts tend not to have minimum balances or fees.  My Chase account doesn't.  Credit unions have a small minimum balance ... $5 to $25 .. to keep your account open.   I don't like having…"
Jan 15, 2014
Penelope replied to Jeff Rose's discussion 52 Week Money Challenge
"+1 Somehow, our car insurance, car registration, and renter's insurance are all due in January.  It wasn't so bad when I got a Christmas bonus after finishing my Christmas shopping, but it stings this year.  Don't know that…"
Jan 15, 2014
Penelope replied to Jeff Rose's discussion 52 Week Money Challenge
"Helaine Olen has a great book on "the latte factor" - "Pound Foolish"  Get it from the library."
Jan 15, 2014
Penelope replied to Jeff Rose's discussion 52 Week Money Challenge
"Where are you banking that you can let your checking account go to close to $0 and not incur a fee?  Where you can open a fee-free savings account with no minimum?  We bank at First Republic, which I really like, and our average monthly…"
Jan 15, 2014
Jack Bauer replied to Jeff Rose's discussion 52 Week Money Challenge
"The fact that this scheme for saving $1300 lousy bucks is sweeping anywhere is more a commentary on the sad state of people's finances than on the scheme itself.  Most who do this will probably take the $1300 and buy a TV or something, and…"
Jan 15, 2014
Tim the Enforcer replied to Jeff Rose's discussion 52 Week Money Challenge
"For some reason, this seems to be sweeping the Interwebs. Ordinarily, I'm all for whatever gets one saving money. So I wouldn't beat on you for this. Most people simply are unaware of where their money goes. From the taxes to all the ways…"
Jan 15, 2014
David F. replied to Jeff Rose's discussion 52 Week Money Challenge
"Jacks earlier post about an automatic plan is really good.  The hardest part is maintaining motivation.  With the automated transfer idea you only need to be motivated once and then you can forget about it, but it is still in effect. I…"
Jan 15, 2014
David F. replied to Jeff Rose's discussion 52 Week Money Challenge
"Don't for get non-monthly but expected expenses also.  Thinks like the yearly vet visit or tires on the car, oil changes etc.  My budget includes an auto transfer to a non-monthly account.  I'm always thankful I did this…"
Jan 15, 2014

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http://www.goodfinancialcents.com
Interests
Blogging, personal finance, Crossfit, hanging with the family.
Books
Soldier of Finance
Movies
Boiler Room, Wall Street, Swingers, Old School
Music
Pearl Jam, Dave Mathews Band
Quote
The quickest way to get a kids attention is to sit down and look comfortable.

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Managing Your Money While Deployed, One Soldier’s Story

Posted on April 10, 2009 at 1:32pm 2 Comments



In January 2005, I left the comfort of my family and home and began a 15 month deployment to Iraq. Although I knew the difficulty and hardships that I would face, I knew it would be an excellent opportunity for my wife and I to get a jump start financially. You would think that being overseas and unable to spend as freely as you can in the States would give every soldier an opportunity to save some serious bucks. Especially with the military… Continue

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At 9:56pm on November 11, 2010, thehuhman said…
Welcome to the Family Man group, Jeff!
At 10:05pm on January 24, 2010, Brett McKay said…
Happy Birthday, Jeff!! Hope you had a good one!
At 8:18am on January 24, 2010, Michael J. Austin said…
You know it and that's the draw for me in sports ... I'll take a nail-biter every now and then. But if it becomes the norm, I gotta move on. :)
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!!!

SIU GO Salukis !!!!!!!!!! :)
 
 
 

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The Cost Disease

[I]n the past fifty years, education costs have doubled, college costs have dectupled, health insurance costs have dectupled, subway costs have at least dectupled, and housing costs have increased by about fifty percent. US health care costs about four times as much as equivalent health care in other First World countries; US subways cost about eight times as much as equivalent subways in other First World countries...[A]ll of the numbers above are inflation-adjusted....And this is especially…See More
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Sir replied to David R.'s discussion "Iron sharpens iron" in the group The Great Debate
""Jewish person": one modern wordsmithing technique is to emphasize the person not the grouping. Jewish person, not Jew; person with Down syndrome, not Mongoloid; child with special needs, not cripple (ack). It's hard for me to see a…"
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Pale Horse replied to David R.'s discussion "Iron sharpens iron" in the group The Great Debate
"Yeah I understand it, just wanted to point out that semantic shifts have happened with the Jewish race as well. Also, it's probably more justified than the other shifts for the reasons you mentioned, except for maybe the word negro."
4 hours ago
Liam Strain replied to David R.'s discussion "Iron sharpens iron" in the group The Great Debate
"And that's totally understandable. But that doesn't mean you may not be subject to social repercussions, even if misguided. Buck the system all you want, but it is much more likely to hurt you, than the system. I choose to pick my battles…"
6 hours ago
Liam Strain replied to David R.'s discussion "Iron sharpens iron" in the group The Great Debate
"It has to do with how it is used.  A non-jewish person saying "Oh, you know Peter, he's a real Jew..." often carries some negative connotations. The way the term has been used by some, nearly puts in in a pejorative category -…"
6 hours ago
Pale Horse replied to David R.'s discussion "Iron sharpens iron" in the group The Great Debate
"That's true, but I do think it's noteworthy that some people get their feathers ruffled when you say "Jew," the noun. Now it's "Jewish person.""
7 hours ago
Pale Horse replied to David R.'s discussion "Iron sharpens iron" in the group The Great Debate
"Censoring, in some cases, is a strong word. But it is a strong word when it applies to political correctness as well. At the least, those fixated on being PC will shut you out or label you for using the word that isn't "in," or…"
7 hours ago
Liam Strain replied to David R.'s discussion "Iron sharpens iron" in the group The Great Debate
""if there needs to be a change, the leaders of the change should be members of the group. For self-appointed guardians to decide for other ethnicities what they should be offended by seems pretty demeaning."Of course. By the same token,…"
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