Category Archives: Leif, the guinea pig

I wanted to be Gail Vaz-Oxlade, so I tried to help my friend with his finances. You can read through his worksheets and the presentations I made for him.

Guinea Pig Update: Leif!

By | October 30, 2017

Do you remember me telling you about my friend, Leif?* I knew him when I lived in Chicago. He carries one of the best souls I’ve ever encountered. Kind and loyal and good, we saw each other almost daily for years and I counted him among my favorite people. He was also, unfortunately, a super… Read More »

Calling for guinea pigs

By | September 23, 2015

***I’m not working on this project anymore, but I’ll let you know if I decide to pick it up again. The idea for this blog started as most truly great ideas start – binge-watching television on my parent’s couch one weekend. I discovered the television show “Til Debt Do Us Part”, a truly delightful personal… Read More »

Leif Week 4: What’s possible

By | October 12, 2013

It is in Leif’s fortune (literally) that he makes a good income. If he takes a deep breath and dives in completely with my suggestions, he can free up his cash flow and knock out the debt in an astonishingly fast time frame. My job is to show him what’s possible. Here is a presentation I… Read More »

Leif’s dilemma: Vacation

By | October 8, 2013

In the second week strength training Leif’s financial avatar, he told me he was planning a 2 week vacation. Oof, this was the equivalent of telling your personal trainer that you were gearing up for an amateur pie eating contest. Leif expressed concern about the timing as well and and floated the idea of shelving… Read More »

The story of Leif

By | October 6, 2013

Leif* is a brilliant, handsome, creative and fun guy in his late 20’s. He finished graduate school with a lucrative and stable degree in 2009 and quickly found a job. He works as an independent contractor and his accountant opened an S Corporation for him a couple of years ago. Leif is as scattered in… Read More »