Monthly Archives: November 2012

Keeping Up with the Jones': Holiday Gift Giving Style

Each year, the holiday music is played earlier and the Christmas displays at the stores go out earlier.  This year I found a radio station that began playing all holiday music on November 1st, and Costco put out holiday displays at the end of August. Why the rush to promote the holidays? Because it is

Important People You Need to Name When Estate Planning

Most people think about the flow of their assets when they think “estate planning” and while gifting, trusts, and taxes are obviously important I have found that there is something that takes precedence for most younger families and that is the naming of your Executor, Trustee and Guardian. Firms such as Estate Planning Attorney San Diego

Treat Yourself with Holiday Gifts

You might have already heard holiday music playing on the radio.  Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and with it, the biggest shopping day of the year, Black Friday followed closely by Cyber Monday.  However, don’t just go out and blindly spend your money buying gifts.  Instead, why not buy a gift of experience for

My 31st Birthday Post

I don’t remember writing birthday posts but when I searched my site  couldn’t believe I had written one every year since I was 27!  I thought it would be fun to read those posts back and see what was my focus and how it has changed over the past few years.  I had the foresight

Pros and Cons About Buying Car in Current Rate Environment

Post by Robert Every evening news correspondent has been reporting on the low interest rates and its effect on the housing market.  Auto loan rates have been dropping significantly over the last several years, in line with the general fall of interest rates overall.  However, does that mean it’s time to buy a car? The

Where does Capitalism End and Price Gouging Begin?

Long Island got hit particularly hard during Hurricane/Superstorm Sandy and as such it is the first time in my life that I have witnessed gas shortages.  From accounts that I have read it is a two pronged problem.  One, ports around us and entry ways onto the island have been destroyed, flooded, etc., so the