Yearly Archives: 2008

Is Social Security Income an Asset? NO!

Is Social Security Income an Asset? NO!

I just read a very interesting article on Wall Street Journal Personal Finance Section, titled “Save Your Nest Egg, Hold on to Stocks” written by Mr. Zweig.  The article surrounds the idea that since your Social Security income stream can be turned into a present value number equivalent to a bond/annuity that it should countContinue Reading

Personal Finance is Well….Personal

Personal Finance is Well….Personal

I have written about this before, but in the past week I was involved in an incident which made me want to reiterate that personal finance is less about the numbers, but more about personal decisions based on one’s personalty, perspective and life. The first came when a good friend came by my house andContinue Reading

How Soon we Forget – Gas Prices Drop

How Soon we Forget – Gas Prices Drop

There is an interesting debate going on Blueprint to Financial Prosperity, when he highlighted the “hack” that one could trigger Costco’s “member prices” when you use an amex card (full post and ensuing debate HERE). For various reasons, I am not going to get into the moral debate whether someone should use another person’s membershipContinue Reading

An Interesting Proposal – An Investment Club

An Interesting Proposal – An Investment Club

It is funny how sometimes someone brings up something you were thinking about – probably has something to do with “mind-mend” (Break up Reference – anyone? anyone?).  Well, lately I have been thinking about setting up some sort of non-qualified (i.e. not retirement $) investment schedule.  What is stopping me? That stupid stupid debt meterContinue Reading

A Second Stimulus Will Not Solve your Problems

If you read other personal finance blogs, you’ll see my name all over the comments so I always click the little box that says email if there is a new comment – well my email box, has never been more bombarded than when the topic of second stimulus check comes up.  Want a great exampleContinue Reading