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Some Past Financial Bubbles

Some Past Financial Bubbles

Considering our recent banking, and real estate bubble and all this talk about whether the 2 year run in gold is actually a bubble has me thinking about what were some of the bubble in our history?  What financial bubbles did our ancestors have to deal with? What is an Economic Bubble? According to Wikipedia,

Lessons Learned from Avenue Q

Lessons Learned from Avenue Q

To celebrate The Wife’s 30th Birthday I got tickets to Avenue Q off Broadway.  I will say it right up front, I am not a theater guy, but I will tell you I was laughing my butt off! Avenue Q is about, AVENUE Q is the story of Princeton, a bright-eyed college grad who comes

Are you Affected by Paralysis by Analysis? How I try to Overcome My Issues

Are you Affected by Paralysis by Analysis? How I try to Overcome My Issues

Paralysis by Analysis or Analysis Paralysis can be defined as over-analyzing (or over-thinking) a situation, so that a decision or action is never taken, in effect paralyzing the outcome. A decision can be treated as over-complicated, with too many detailed options, so that a choice is never made, rather than try something and change if

Can a Reality Show about a Pawn Shop Can Teach You about Life and Making Money?

I have really gotten into Pawn Stars on History Channel. Long before banks, ATMS and check-cashing services, there were pawn shops. Pawning was the leading form of consumer credit in the United States until the 1950s, and pawn shops are still helping everyday people make ends meet. Pawn Stars takes you inside the colorful world of

Most People that Tell You They Don’t Want to be Wealthy are Lying

Most People that Tell You They Don’t Want to be Wealthy are Lying

This post is completely inspired by a post by a recent tongue in cheek post (I swear I have never used that saying before, and I don’t think I will again) by Joe over at Personal Finance by The Book.  Joe starts the post by telling a story, I have a friend who told me, “Joe,