Yearly Archives: 2013

First Thing You Need to Understand When You Want to Open ANY Business…

I was talking to a colleague the other day who happened to open up a restaurant when he reminded me of the most important thing to understand and know before you start ANY business.  It wasn’t the point of the conversation, but it came out pretty quickly.  I know it will sound trivial and rudimentary,… Continue Reading

Updating and Tweaking the Parameters of my Dividend Watchlist June 2013

My dividend investment account has gone through one main change since starting it a few years ago.  That change was because of my move from share builder to fidelity, so I needed to buy stocks in bulk rather than put a small amount into fractional shares .  Today, I just make a minor change which… Continue Reading

Should Tax Money Be Used to Stop Consensual Sex?

I can’t figure out why adult consensual prostitution is illegal.  If two consenting adults want to boil down their brief relationship encounter to an exchange of dollars for “services” why should I care?  Is it breaking down the moral fibers of society? If so, shouldn’t society be broken considering it is known as the world’s oldest… Continue Reading

June 2013 Net Worth Update

May was a great a month, financially, as I officially finished up my first set of short term financial goals.  To keep my ADD ridden focus on my finances I came up with the idea of setting up “short term” financial goals in the amount of $5,000.  It took about 6 weeks but I completed… Continue Reading

It Makes Perfect Sense that the Rich Benefit More from Deductions!

The Los Angels Times recently reported that the richest households are getting the majority of “tax breaks” and deductions built into our tax code.  Their article is based on a CBO Report titled, The Distribution of Major Tax Expenditures in the Individual Income System. First thing is first, I think it reprehensible that a non-partisan… Continue Reading