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Turn Your Resolutions Into Good Habits

New Years is a time for making optimistic promises to yourself. Whether your goal is to lose weight, get your finances on track or fulfil some other lofty plan, almost everyone has some type of New Years resolution. Unfortunately, many of these resolutions are abandoned quickly, sometimes even before the last of the Christmas decorations

Analyzing the Perception of the “1 Percent”

One of the reasons we are having Occupy Wall Street protests and backlash towards the “1 percent” is because the public doesn’t understand what it is like to have money. All they see when they hear about investment bankers and stock analysts is about the expensive cars, luxurious meals, and the near rock n’ roll

Do You Use a Professional For Items That Can Be Purchased Online?

I don’t have any scientific proof but it seems that more and more jobs and or professions are being commoditized.   As defined by Wikipedia it is “the process by which goods that have economic value and are distinguishable in terms of attributes (uniqueness or brand) end up becoming simple commodities in the eyes of

Can You Tell One Scotch from One Another? Price Versus Preference

Can You Tell One Scotch from One Another? Price Versus Preference

I have a buddy who is an amazing chef and better, he loves to host and set up breakfasts and dinners.  This past Saturday he prepared a 5 course meal with 6 scotches that ranged from a free bottle to a $130 bottle for 6 buddies (I was one of them).  Five out of the

Why Global Economic Negativity, Doom & Gloom Doesn’t Disturb Me

I travel quite a bit, for business and for pleasure, and as I travel across the country and globally, I am continuously amazed, but not surprised, at the amount of discussion (more like complaining) around the economic condition today.  Whether the markets are up or down, someone will always be happy and another will be

Get Your 2 Year Upgrade from Sprint Sooner

One of the first personal finance blogs I ever read, My Money Blog, recently published a post about getting out of your sprint contract early.  In it Jonathan describes a change to Sprint’s Early Termination Fee, and how such a change is a material alteration of the contract.  As such, one can cancel your Sprint