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Len Penzo

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General Finance
Budgeting, Family, Frugality, Investing, Real Estate, Macroeconomics
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Los Angeles, California, United States
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Choosing the best place to live is a difficult decision, but according to statistics on moving from the US Census Bureau, it’s a decision millions of us make — 11% of Americans move each year. As many movers learn, once the choice to relocate is made, moving can be a stressful, expensive process. That’s because moving brings change. It requires us to really think about what we want to bring into ...
Posted: Jul 21 2017 @ 8:15 AM
Grandfather says he built a trebuchet. They were used in the middle ages to fling smallpox-infected corpses over castle walls. Grandfather used his to launch model airplanes, although some of his colleagues suggested its utility for such things as flinging the neighbor’s cat back home: Grandfather supposes model airplane launching is not nearly as useful in the contemporary world as corpse or cat slinging — but he says he’s at liberty to define ...
Posted: Jul 20 2017 @ 8:15 AM
No matter where your family lives, there is no arguing that natural spaces are often more appealing. Fresh air, sprawling lakes, and abundant wildlife offer an escape from everyday distractions, so it’s no wonder that 37% of families say that vacation makes them happy. So, what if you had your very own natural escape? If your family has been doing vacation rentals, you may have fallen in love with one specific location. ...
Posted: Jul 19 2017 @ 8:15 AM
With over 60 million users, the masses have flocked to see their free credit score on Credit Karma. On the surface this seems like a good thing, and it is — for the credit bureaus! Although no money changes hands for using Credit Karma, it is far from free. Once you understand the downside of using their app or even signing up, you’ll realize it’s quite fitting that “karma” is in ...
Posted: Jul 18 2017 @ 8:15 AM
Like most people concerned about identity theft, I occasionally gather up any documents with sensitive personal information I’ve accumulated over time and run them through the paper shredder. It’s one of those fun little household rituals that goes a long way toward ensuring our household credit and personal accounts remain out of the hands of nefarious people tempted to dig through the trash. The reason I bring this up is during ...
Posted: Jul 17 2017 @ 9:20 AM
It’s time to sit back, relax and enjoy a little joe … Welcome to another rousing edition of Black Coffee, your off-beat weekly round-up of what’s been going on in the world of money and personal finance. Let’s dive right in this week, shall we? Here we go … “Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy. Its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.” — ...
Posted: Jul 15 2017 @ 8:15 AM
The tech services giant, IBM Corporation, suffered a recent embarrassment when it was forced to issue an alert on its support site notifying its customers that it had shipped malware-infected USB flash drives. The fact that this problem hit a large company like IBM made it a newsworthy story, but the reality is that infected USB drives, Remote Access Trojan (RAT) hijackings of webcams, and clickable scams are more common ...
Posted: Jul 14 2017 @ 8:15 AM
There’s a reason why tomatoes are found in 85% of all gardens, topping the list of most popular homegrown produce: Biting into the fresh and juicy sweetness of a vine-ripened homegrown tomato is pure nirvana for the senses — a savory treat unmatched by anything else. With that in mind, it’s incredible that so many people continue to buy their tomatoes from a supermarket. After all, they’re not only ridiculously ...
Posted: Jul 13 2017 @ 8:15 AM
Single parents can have a rough time getting a home loan, but moving out of a smaller dwelling into a larger one can be vital to keep the family happy and give everyone the space they need. All around the web there are stories of parents, especially mothers, that are searching to give their children the kinds of homes they had themselves as kids. And there are places offering answers and ...
Posted: Jul 12 2017 @ 8:15 AM
According to AAA, nearly nearly 80% of Americans planning family vacations will hit the open road this summer. Chances are, you are too, and while you may be saving money over costly flights and en route hotel stays, there’s still opportunity to shave even more off your road-trip travel costs. Here’s how: Service Your Vehicle First things first: your car must be able to handle the trip. At a minimum, that may ...
Posted: Jul 11 2017 @ 8:15 AM


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