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Today I’m guest posting for Sean over at My Money Wizard. Sean truly is a money wizard: he’s a twenty something who saved $100,000 by the time he was 25 and is on pace to retire in his thirties. He … Continue reading → ...
Posted: Nov 18 2019 @ 9:25 AM
Graduate school was good for me on many fronts. I had a welcome break from the grind of work. I added a credential that helped my career. I even met my future wife!  And I actually learned some stuff too. … Continue reading → ...
Posted: Nov 15 2019 @ 6:17 PM
Most experts agree that you should never, ever attempt to time the market. Mere mortals aren’t capable of identifying when the stock market will go up or down, so your best bet is just to stay invested in equities. Over … Continue reading → ...
Posted: Nov 08 2019 @ 5:35 PM
For the last few months, the TV in our den has been having some trouble. At first, the power button wouldn’t turn on the TV, but if you cut the power to the TV and tried again, it’d work fine. … Continue reading → ...
Posted: Nov 01 2019 @ 3:05 PM
I’m not going to win any handyman-of-the-year awards, but I am reasonably competent about do-it-yourself tasks. I think a lot of DIY folks are keenly interested in how things work. They’re either professional or amateur engineers, and their endless curiosity … Continue reading → ...
Posted: Oct 25 2019 @ 3:26 PM
A dark day long feared finally arrived this week. We had to say goodbye to our family dog, Bamble.  For those who have lost dogs, no words are needed to describe our sorrow. For those who haven’t, no words can … Continue reading → ...
Posted: Oct 18 2019 @ 4:30 PM
One of the best engagements of my consulting career was in Switzerland. I thought I would be there for just a few weeks when I was sent to help the engagement team. However, as soon as I got there, a … Continue reading → ...
Posted: Oct 11 2019 @ 4:52 PM
At the highest level, success in personal finance can be pretty straightforward. If you spend less (preferably, a lot less) than you earn and invest those savings wisely, you’re well on your way. However, the devil is in the details. … Continue reading → ...
Posted: Oct 04 2019 @ 2:16 PM
Things are getting interesting in the 2019 Stock Picking Contest. (You can read about the contest start here, and view the 1Q and 2Q updates if you’re the thorough type.) Ian Bezek continues to dominate, and there are rumors that … Continue reading → ...
Posted: Oct 02 2019 @ 1:48 PM
We talk politics sometimes in our house. While we encourage a very open discourse and thoughtfully consider all sides of an issue, I always remind the boys that they should be silent – very silent – outside of the house. … Continue reading → ...
Posted: Sep 27 2019 @ 2:07 PM


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