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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 21 2017 @ 3:03 AM
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, … Continue reading "Suze Orman: What Does She Know'" ...
Posted: Nov 08 2017 @ 2:06 AM
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 … Continue reading "The Gift of Generosity" ...
Posted: Nov 03 2017 @ 1:36 AM
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 … Continue reading "Holiday Shopping: Yikes!" ...
Posted: Oct 31 2017 @ 3:51 AM
A fellow investing friend of mind (let’s call him High Flyer) likes to invest in penny stocks (i.e., share 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 … Continue reading "Do You Feel Lucky'" ...
Posted: Oct 26 2017 @ 2:03 AM
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 … Continue reading "Trust Your Real Estate Agent'" ...
Posted: Oct 14 2017 @ 2:17 AM
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 … Continue reading "Whether to Rent or Buy: Part 2" ...
Posted: Oct 10 2017 @ 11:24 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 … Continue reading "Whether to Rent or Buy: Part 1" ...
Posted: Oct 06 2017 @ 8:31 AM
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 … Continue reading "Airbnb: Read The Fine Print" ...
Posted: Oct 03 2017 @ 2:08 AM
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 … Continue reading "Hey Kid, Wanna Buy A Stock'" ...
Posted: Sep 29 2017 @ 5:07 AM


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