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Welcome to the 2020 Stock Picking Contest! Now in its third year, this is officially an annual tradition. Feel free to read the thrilling adventures that were had in the 2018 and 2019 contests. The rules are fairly straightforward. Everyone … Continue reading → ...
Posted: Jan 17 2020 @ 5:26 PM
We have a winner! The ABL 2019 Stock Picking Contest has finished, and Ian Bezek is our champ. (If you’re curious about the contest and are woefully short of entertainment options, you can read about the 2019 contest here and … Continue reading → ...
Posted: Jan 10 2020 @ 5:06 PM
Ever attuned to the needs of my readers, I have decided to match my posting frequency to equal your holiday season interest in reading personal finance blogs. In other words, I’m wrapping it up for this year 🙂 I hope … Continue reading → ...
Posted: Dec 20 2019 @ 2:01 PM
This may come as a shock to long-term readers, but I can be rather cynical at times. Dealing with the flotsam and jetsam of humanity for many a decade has taken its toll. There are some truly wonderful people in … Continue reading → ...
Posted: Dec 06 2019 @ 4:17 PM
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


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