Category Archives: Personal Finance

Why Do I Want Multiple Streams of Income?

Freedom.  I got a reminder/wake up call tonight about why I want multiple streams of income, and it is simple it is freedom to do what I want and when I want (within reason, of course). I have mentioned in the past, that in addition to my job I also practice law, it is mainlyContinue Reading

Make the Most of Unemployment

When our heating bill came the other day, I almost fainted. It was $479, an insanely unacceptable number. Upon further inspection, it showed that because I wasn’t home when the meter reader came for the month, our gas usage was estimated at nearly double of our actual use. “Boy, I wish I was home allContinue Reading

Is Cell Phone Insurance Worth It?

Over the Weekend I had an “incident” where I dropped my new HTC Hero with Google.  Considering I am writing a post on Cell Phone insurance, you know all did not end well as I bobbled it and watched it land on its glass face.  My phone went from:   TO So for the first time since owning aContinue Reading

Using Dividend Stocks to Pay for Your Coffee

What It Costs You To Be a Caffeine Addict Are you a caffeine addict like me? I don’t know about you, but my day doesn’t really start, nor am I entirely awake or focused on my tasks until I first sip on a fresh cup of coffee. Equally important, have you thought about how muchContinue Reading

I use ING For my Savings and You May Want to Also!

I often get asked where I keep my liquid savings.  When I first started caring about personal finance issues, and started reading personal finance blogs I was guilty of rate chasing and bonus chasing.   I am proud to say that, I do not rate chase anymore, and if you check out personal finance blog archivesContinue Reading

Looking to Egypt’s Poor To Inspire Sustainable Community Living

  I recently moved to Cairo in Egypt to accompany my partner as she pursues her studies at the American University here. Cairo is an amazing place filled with all the joy and sadness, love and hate, good and bad, rich and poor that could ever be stuffed into one place. There are also peopleContinue Reading