Yearly Archives: 2014

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

8 Months After Switching to a Prepaid Cell Phone Plan

Approximately 8 months ago I decided to switch to a prepaid cell phone plan. I knew there had to be a better, or at the very least a more efficient way to handle this monthly bill.  At the time The Wife and I were paying approximately $147/mo so for Sprint service. I was out of my contract

Almost No Type of Porn Should be Outlawed

I haven’t had a good political rant in quite some time, but I couldn’t believe last week when I found out that the United Kingdom banned the production of some types of porn.  The list of banned porn in the UK includes, Spanking Caning Aggressive whipping Penetration by any object “associated with violence” Physical or

WSJ Provides Some Nice Reminders about Investing

With the market hitting a new high almost weekly it was refreshing to see an article that I originally found in the Saturday edition of the WSJ (although it looks like it was reprinted with permission).  The article titled, “Sweet 16: Rules for Investors” by Morgan Housel reminds us of some fundamental truths during this

December 2014 Net Worth Update

I write this update on the night of my son’s 4th birthday.  It is almost unbelievable to me that I have a 4 year old! I know it such a cliche statement, but it is incredible how fast time flies.  I almost remember writing the post welcoming him to this world.  I know there is