Author Archives for Ryan

Number Wanted

Well, right out of the date, I’m guessing that we can give the ‘best graphic accompanying a post’ award to Ryan for a real cracker! Ryan at least knows EXACTLY what he needs in order to get to his Number (BTW: a great place to start); I think it’s the ‘how’ that’s bugging him … […]

The Next Step

Photo credit: It’s always tough – but, good – to be first out of the gate (I imagine that’s a horse-racing term) … and, Ryan’s certainly taken the leap. Love the image, Ryan! One of the things that we’ll be exploring with Ryan as we go along is how best to commercialize his ‘new […]

On a Budget? No Problem!

Photo credit: On a Budget? No Problem! For a moment I thought this was Jeff’s post … after all, he’s the pilot, right? 😛 But, no, this is Ryan’s post and he chose the image … I like Ryan’s ‘electronic envelope system’ for budgeting expenses throughout the month. Would a cash budget be more […]

Wrapping up MM101

Wrapping up MM101 [Graphic added by AJC] I’m interested in hearing what other readers have to say about Ryan’s “upside down mortgage” … after all, that’s what we’re here for: new perspectives on age-old problems! Other than that, sounds like Ryan’s pretty happy with where he’s sitting … what do you think? _________________ In wrapping […]

Income Statement

Take note of Ryan’s list of 5 things that he has learned from this ‘grand experiment’ so far … they are all important observations. Ryan may be surprised to learn that I am equally risk-averse and DO advocate a safety net … As Ryan asks, what advice can you give to Ryan? I’m sure that […]

Debt Free!

Photo credit: Debt Free! (except the over half a million dollar mortgage!) Ryan, Dave Ramsey would NOT be happy … he would want you to pay that l’il ol’ mortgage off. But, what do you want to do? What do our readers think you SHOULD do? I would also like to know more about […]

401 Que?

Photo credit: 401 Que? Very punny title, Ryan … I’ll leave the comedy to you, from now on 🙂 Ryan raises the critical conundrum coherently (see, I’m already switching from puns to alliteration?!): when does it make sense to invest inside the tax-advantaged vehicle v outside? One gives you tax and employer-matching advantages and […]

Dude, Where's my car fit in with my number?

Photo credit: Dude, Where’s my car fit in with my number? I was waiting for somebody to post this picture with this post, and I’m glad to say that Ryan didn’t disappoint! 🙂 Ryan’s post is a short-but-sweet one that raises some questions on buy v lease/finance and new v used … any thoughts? […]

Home Sweet Home

Photo credit: loanswithrob.comt Home Sweet Home I have to admit that I admire those who jump in early … writing these posts is no exception: by posting first, Scott – and now Ryan – are taking a chance. But, taking chances is what life is all about: jump in and see if the water’s fine […]

IP or Bust?

IP or Bust? Ryan definitely wins the image award for the best photos used on a post on any of my sites! I see a strange family resemblance in Image # F … now, if only I knew what it represented 😛 Reading between the lines, Ryan has an idea in his mind – perhaps […]