Saturday, April 07, 2007

Confessions of an Economic Hit Man

Sorry for the lack of updates, just got back from spring break. Over the break, I read an incredible book, Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, which has affected my view on consumerism even further. I've always been pretty anti-consumerism/materialism, but this book further reinforced my view. I think I've stayed pretty true to my anti-consumerism by promoting frugality, but I'll be looking at even more ways to eliminate spending, not reducing the cost of purchases. I'm also in the beginning phase of purchasing a house, so for those of you who are recent graduates or others looking to purchase a home, look for future articles on the topic.
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Anonymous Paul said...

Hello, love this blog. Love it. When you mentioned purchasing a house I blurted out 'The Dave Ramsey Show!' He has a national radio show daily for 4 hours a day. Their mantra says "Where debt is dumb and cash is king." On the website you can determine which radio station airs it in your zip code. You must give it a listen if you don't already. It's powerful and fascinating. Often, callers are students or people buying a house or trying to sell one. Like your blog, it's clear, concise, and valuable info. He has alot of do's and dont's and never's and alway's. With houses I learned to never get an 80/20 loan and never pay PMI. I've learned the fastest ways to "kick Sallie Mae to the curb" as he calls it when referring to student loans. Anyway, I kinda like it.

May 10, 2007 at 5:37 AM  

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