Category Archives: Personal Finance

To Know Thyself is the Only Way to Overcome You!

To Know Thyself is the Only Way to Overcome You!

I believe that the only way to better one’s self is to be true to thyself.  No matter what the subject, if you are self aware you can compensate short comings or emphasize strengths.  If we are talking sports, if you are aware of your weaknesses you can work on it/them (or avoid that position/sport),… Continue Reading

Avoid these 5 Financial Mistakes Regardless of intelligence

Avoid these 5 Financial Mistakes Regardless of intelligence

Linda  Formichelli from CNBC wrote an article, “Five Money Mistakes Even Smart People Make” which highlights 5 items that she thinks “even smart people” make mistakes.  I don’t really get the title (other than to get readers – it worked for me), I don’t think intelligence (a term hard to define) correlates with personal finance. Think about how… Continue Reading

Wall Street Journal’s Tips for Surviving this Financial Nightmare

Wall Street Journal’s Tips for Surviving this Financial Nightmare

Brett Arends from the Wall Street Journal Personal Finance Section wrote a great article titled, “What You Can Do Right Now – Unpredictable Politics make this a tough moment to invest.  Here are some sound strategies for protecting – and still growing – your money.” The article provides 10 basic tips, in his opinion 10 tips… Continue Reading

Cell Phone Service for People who are Hard of Hearing or are Deaf

Cell Phone Service for People who are Hard of Hearing or are Deaf

The Wife and I currently have the Sprint SERO deal, which is an amazing deal.  Currently, I am paying $30/month for 500 mins, unlimited text messages and unlimited data.  The Wife needs more mins, so she has 1200 mins, unlimited text messages, and unlimited data for $50/month. SERO is an acronym for Sprint Employee Referrel… Continue Reading

Reasonable Car Purchase – Why?

Reasonable Car Purchase – Why?

I was in the middle or writing a post about a theory I came up with about selling my car to take advantage of the crazy deals Detroit is putting out there (See GM and Ford and Jeep), but as I wrote the post I realized how truly happy I am with my car and… Continue Reading