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You’ve heard of Elon Musk' He’s the CEO of Tesla Motors (NASDAQ:TSLA), the upstart luxury electric car manufacturer. He’s also, according to an article published in Forbes, “The Coolest Guy on Earth”, “a genius”, “formidable competitor”, “one heck of [a] stand-up guy”, and oozes “greatness”. Those are some accolades. But that’s how so much of … Continue reading "Think and Make Money" ...
Posted: Nov 20 2017 @ 4:03 PM
If Americans know one person who dishes out financial advice, it’s Suze Orman. She’s huge, right? USA Today (who doesn’t trust this reputable publication? Um, okay, sarcasm creeping in …) says Suze has been called “a force in the world of personal finance” and “a one woman financial advice powerhouse.” Never mind those shiny accolades, according to her website, Suze is a “New York Times mega best selling author” (mega? Is ...
Posted: Nov 07 2017 @ 3:06 PM
There’s a website that goes by the name of Rockstar Finance. The primary purpose of the site is to aggregate all personal finance blogs in one space, and organize blog postings according to subject matter, and other relevant categories. As of today, the site boasts 1,321 listed blogs. That’s a whole lot of folks (including yours truly) sharing thoughts about money, doing their best to inform and educate readers about ...
Posted: Nov 02 2017 @ 4:36 PM
As I write this, it is one day before Halloween, one day before North Americans jive to the Monster Mash and Time Warp, shed their standard wardrobe in favor of a scary, weird, sexy and/or funny costume, watch a horror flick or two, and feast on anything and everything sweet and tasty and completely and utterly unhealthy (except for that dentist, you know who you are, who seems to live ...
Posted: Oct 30 2017 @ 6:51 PM
A fellow investing friend of mind (let’s call him High Flyer) likes to invest in penny stocks (i.e., value less than a buck). And though he knows I don’t touch highly speculative stocks, he still likes to share his excitement with me. Every time he does so, I remind him that he may as well be laying bets at a Vegas roulette table given the high risk nature of companies ...
Posted: Oct 25 2017 @ 5:03 PM
The first time I bought a home, I didn’t use a realtor’s services because I wasn’t convinced that they brought added value to the table. Granted, as a buyer, the realtor walks you through each prospective home, and provides detailed information about the home, current market conditions, and comparable sales statistics in particular neighborhoods. But realtors don’t have a lock on this kind of information; it’s widely available on a ...
Posted: Oct 13 2017 @ 5:17 PM
Continuing where we left off during the most recent post … several people contacted me to say that I’m wrong. Just plain wrong in stating that, “paying monthly rent is no more throwing money away than is paying mortgage interest and property taxes.” These folks insisted that rent payments are akin to flushing dough down a Texas sized sinkhole. I thoroughly appreciate the feedback. Because a broad spectrum of opinion is always ...
Posted: Oct 10 2017 @ 2:24 PM
Friends of mine (a couple I’ll call The Renters) had been renting the same home for more than seven years. They could afford to buy but chose to rent. The thinking being that renting simplifies their lives. How so? No financial responsibility for repairs, maintenance, or property taxes. No tying up a big chunk of dough for the down payment, nor paying five or six figure sums of mortgage related ...
Posted: Oct 05 2017 @ 11:31 PM
I used Airbnb for the first time when traveling to northern California this past winter. The sign up process was free, fairly straightforward, and I assumed I would be paying less for decent accommodations than I would otherwise pay at a hotel. After reviewing many places together with the ‘Host’ profiles, I chose a place that also had sixty-five positive (and no negative) reviews. Within ten minutes of arriving, I decided ...
Posted: Oct 02 2017 @ 5:08 PM
Friends of mine recently welcomed their first baby into this world. To lend a hand, family members and friends showered the beaming mama and papa with practical items such as blankets, clothes, diapers, bibs, bedtime story books, and toys. All fine and good and generous, right? I mean, babies cost money so why not lighten the load somewhat for loved ones by covering some up front costs. Of course, while appreciated, ...
Posted: Sep 28 2017 @ 8:07 PM


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