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C.Osvaldo Gomez

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Common Core Money
General Finance
Investing, Real Estate
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Oceanside, California, United States
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DIK (Dual Income, Kids)
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If you have children, you don't need reminding how fast they grow.  One day, they are babies, completely helpless, and you're in control.  You turn around, and they've learned to walk and talk; And THEY are in control.  You just pretend to know what you're doing.  Making financial choices for kids is not easy.  When it involves the use of their money (earned from doing chores or an allowance) you ...
Posted: Sep 21 2017 @ 8:32 PM
We have a cat at Casa Gomez that goes by the name of Tiska.  She's a tabby.  She likes two people only, and by "like" I mean she tolerates temporary handling by just my wife, Jessica, and me.  She will cuddle with my wife in the bed.  She will occasionaly rest on my lap and at the foot of our bed on my side.  But that's all the love I ...
Posted: Sep 17 2017 @ 5:10 PM
Well, I wasn't going to say anything about this, but after seeing it over and over everywhere I turned for personal finance ideas outside of my own, it's more than warranted now.  I've had just about enough of the "early" retired using the fact that they're no longer part of the "rat race" as their claim to fame.  Here's an example from J Money's Budgets Are Sexy site.  So "Mr. 1500" retired ...
Posted: Sep 14 2017 @ 8:11 PM
This week I checked online at Equifax's devoted website page to see if I was one of the 143 million Americans who had their valuable information stolen by hackers.  I was.  So was my wife, Jessica.  I can't tell you how incredibly upset I was at Equifax for allowing this to happen.  But I was livid after finding out that they knew about this breach two months ago and only ...
Posted: Sep 10 2017 @ 12:49 PM
I was at the Home Depot on Monday, getting 5 gallons of paint.  Jessica wants a new interior look, and after over ten years of seeing the same colors on our downstairs walls, I don’t blame her.  Back in 2006 I used a terracotta for our dining room, a yellow for our kitchen, and a green for our living room.  What can I say...I got a little artistic while single. ...
Posted: Sep 06 2017 @ 10:06 PM
At Casa Gomez, 80% of the finances are handled by yours truly, and 20% by my wife, Jessica.  I mostly handle paying the bills, the mortgages on our properties, and writing out checks on accounts that are not on automatic withdrawal payment.  Jessica handles the budget, gathering info from me on how much was paid to X, Y, Z, and so forth, and letting us know if we're on or ...
Posted: Sep 02 2017 @ 10:07 PM
My wife, Jessica, has been on a savings crusade this month.  She suggested back at the start of August that we cut the cord and stream Netflix on our Roku TV.  We did and my AT & T bill, which now only includes Internet and phone, came down to $147 from an original $201.  That's a nifty $54 savings per month or $648 per year.  What is driving Jessica's motivation?  Well, this ...
Posted: Aug 30 2017 @ 8:44 PM
Images of the devastation left behind by hurricane Harvey have made this Game of Thrones season finale Sunday a lot less exciting.  Looking at the big picture is really something we all need to do a whole lot more of.  With everyone so divided these days (Nazis versus anti-Nazis, "Trumptards" versus "Libtards" e.g.), it unfortunately takes an epic disaster for us to once again come together as a nation of ...
Posted: Aug 27 2017 @ 10:55 PM
Talk of tax reform has impacted the stock market.  Whenever politicians in the highest offices, including our President and Speaker, talk tax reform (a euphemism for tax cuts) the market bounces up or down.  If the comments made hint at the tax reform (cuts) process taking shape sooner than later, the market rallies.  If the comments are vague about when and if Congress can get started on the process, the ...
Posted: Aug 24 2017 @ 8:52 PM
I just finished devouring Ryan Blair's, Rock Bottom to Rock Star, a book I started reading for free at Barnes & Noble a few weeks ago then decided to buy on Amazon.  Rock Bottom was one of those business and entrepreneurship books you have a hard time putting down.  The perfect combination of storytelling and sharing of wisdom.  Mr. Blair never shies away from disclosing his business and personal mistakes, ...
Posted: Aug 21 2017 @ 9:51 PM


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