Monte Largo Financial Blog

Don’t Be Fooled: Indecision Is Definitely A Decision 0

Don’t Be Fooled: Indecision Is Definitely A Decision

“I’m waiting to become an actual adult,” Jonathan tells me. “Making decisions scares me though, so I often choose not to make them [regarding money].” Jonathan is a man with both undergraduate and graduate...

Mo’ Money, Mo’ Problems…and Choices 0

Mo’ Money, Mo’ Problems…and Choices

Lifestyle inflation is a real struggle. Just take Elisa and Javier as examples. Throughout their 20s they made very little money. Elisa mainly did non-profit and humanitarian work both in the US and abroad,...

The Dog That Caught The Car 0

The Dog That Caught The Car

Joanna’s family comes from a relatively poor background. “My parents left their home country in the 1980s to escape civil war, and came here, so it wasn’t easy for them. Growing up I didn’t...

Constructing A Beautiful Financial Machine 0

Constructing A Beautiful Financial Machine

I find myself sitting across from Clarissa*, a 25 year old woman who appears to have it all. “College was a calculated financial decision” she says, referring to her choice to go to a...

Breathing Fresh Life into the Monte Largo Financial Blog 0

Breathing Fresh Life into the Monte Largo Financial Blog

Where Did The Blog Go? Six months ago, in early February, I got very sick. It was the kind of sickness that lingers for weeks. It’s the kind that makes you want to wrap...

Who’s getting rich off your education? You, or your student loan company? 0

Who’s getting rich off your education? You, or your student loan company?

In 2012, national news outlets reported the story of Michael Nicholson, who earned 29 higher education degrees and counting since 1960. He’s an extreme (and impressive) example of someone with perpetual student syndrome —...

How Do You Become Part of the One Percent? 1

How Do You Become Part of the One Percent?

Try to save something while your salary is small; it’s impossible to save after you begin to earn more. — Jack Benny, American Comedian As Mitt Romney poises himself for another run at the...

What’s Keeping You Poor This Month? Your Friends 0

What’s Keeping You Poor This Month? Your Friends

“One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood.” — Lucius Annaeus Seneca (62 AD) Our Favorite F Words Part 3: Friends & Finance Over the past...

Inside Our DIY Home Office Makeover 1

Inside Our DIY Home Office Makeover

This is way overdue, but we finally have a chance to share our short photo-journal of the project to revamp our spare bedroom into Monte Largo HQ. In the tradition of great companies like Hewlett-Packard...

Your New New Year’s Resolution: How to Drink Yourself Wealthy 0

Your New New Year’s Resolution: How to Drink Yourself Wealthy

Our Favorite F Words Part 3: Fine Tastes & Finance Over the next few weeks we’ll be exploring our favorite F word, Finance, and how it relates to the other important F’s in our...