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Oblivious Investing – Building Wealth by Ignoring the Noise Book Review

Oblivious Investing – Building Wealth by Ignoring the Noise Book Review

I had the opportunity to review Mike Piper’s newest book, “Oblivious Investing: Building Wealth by Ignoring the Noise.*”  Mike is the author of a great blog of the same name, Oblivious Investing. The book follows conversations between Shannon, the investing newbie and her wise Uncle Toby.  Every conversation they have starts with small talk and

Barter System is Alive and Well!

Barter System is Alive and Well!

Yesterday was Mother’s day, so I headed over to my mom’s place with my wife and my dog, and was happy to hear some good news.  My parents have traded services with a very good neighbor! My parents have a great deck set up in the backyard but our family moved into the house 18

Success: It Starts with Yourself

Success: It Starts with Yourself

Success: It Starts With Yourself Success comes to those who know themselves, apply themselves to the goals, and believe in themselves. Let the next success story be yours now! To paraphrase Thomas Edison, the great American inventor, success is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration. Indeed, nobody becomes astoundingly successful on luck, likelihood and

Colleges are the Next Big Bubble to Burst

Colleges are the Next Big Bubble to Burst

I am going to keep this post short since it is nothing more than a “crazy” theory of mine.  The Wall Street Journal just published an article titled, “Student Loans: Default Rates Are Soaring” written by Anne Marie Chaker. Ms. Chaker highlights the stats: According to new numbers from the U.S. Department of Education, default

When to Fire your Financial Advisor / Adviser

When to Fire your Financial Advisor / Adviser

When to Fire your Financial Advisor / Adviser Believe it or not, despite the recent volatility and drop very few planners at my office have been fired by clients!  I will go into the reason a little later (or at least my humble theory).  While revewing the Personal Finance section at WSJ Online – I came across a great article written