Monthly Archives: June 2011

What Do You Do at Night? I Try to Make Money

What Do You Do at Night? I Try to Make Money

I was truly inspired last night by two Bloggers.  Whenever I have a website programming problem I have my go to people, one of which is the bad ass Jesse, from Personal Finance Firewall, and as I emailed him last night but someone on Twitter responded to my complaining about the problem very quickly.  That

Review of Free Dividend Investing E-Book

I generally dislike e-books, I often find that they are terrible reproductions of blogs adding no real value, however, when my buddy Mike from TheFinancialBlogger told me he was creating an e-book on Dividend Investing I was actually excited to check it out. As usual, Mike offers something above and beyond the norm in his

I am Being Forced to Leave My Favorite Online Discount Brokers

I am Being Forced to Leave My Favorite Online Discount Brokers

I was pretty annoyed when I received notice at work that I had to shut all investment accounts that were not with very specific broker dealers.  The list did not include my largely ignored account with Tradeking nor my favorite account, Sharebuilder which houses my Perpetual Income Machine.  As a reminder for everyone, I work

What is the Difference Between Marginal and Effective Tax Rate?

What is the Difference Between Marginal and Effective Tax Rate?

I am often surprised how many people don’t understand how the United States Income Tax system actually works, but on the surface it is a really simple system.  Like anything else, once we get deeper it becomes a bit LOTS more complicated. However, when someone says, “I don’t want to make more money than $X because

At Death What You Think Someone Else Wants is Irrelevant

At Death What You Think Someone Else Wants is Irrelevant

Absent fraud, duress, undue influence or a few other rare reasons whether you agree with a decedent’s estate plan is Irrelevant.  It is amazing how often I have to explain to someone that just because your pain in the ass relative left all her money to her cats doesn’t mean you should complain about it

Spending vs. Saving

One of the most common questions people face today in the area of personal finances is whether it is better to enjoy your money today, or save for tomorrow.  It often feels like the experts are suggesting that you must choose one or the other and that there is no compromise. However, this is not