Yearly Archives: 2014

My 2015 Goals and Objectives

For the past few years I have laid out my goals and objectives (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014), it provides me the opportunity to take an objective look one year (or many years) later to see if I accomplished what I set out to accomplish, or alternatively learned what become more important as… Continue Reading

Reviewing My 2014 Goals and Objectives

Every year I have the opportunity to take a look at my goals and objectives post from the previous year to see my mindset a year ago and how I may have done with my goals and objectives at the time.  I think it really is an opportunity, because most people don’t have actually keep themselves accountable.… Continue Reading

The Idea that Money Has No Value is Complete Bullshit

I was reading a quick article on Business Insider with the very catchy title, “It Kills me To Watch My Employees Blow through their Bonuses” when I saw a comment that made me want to rip my hair out.  The original article was simple enough, a business owner who couldn’t believe what his employees used… Continue Reading

Why interest rates might go up in 2015 – and what it means to you and your mortgage

Predicting the economy is a complex business (and very lucrative for those who get it right). In reality, though, interest rates are affected by so many things across the global economy, that looking far ahead is almost impossible. With interest rates at an all-time sustained low, many commentators are predicting a rise in interest rates… Continue Reading

How Did Some of the Experts and Publications Stock Picks Do in 2014?

Articles that make blanket statements like “these are the stocks to own in X year” drive me absolutely bananas.  It feeds the need for instant results and worse there doesn’t seem to be an accountability when the idea fails to beat the market.  Investing should be done on a multi-year maybe multi-decade approach, so it… Continue Reading