Category Archives: Random

Are People’s Priorities Distorted? Do I Judge too Quickly?

This past weekend I was visiting the in-laws when their DVR suddenly stopped working.  While I was naturally the guy to blame since I played with the system to try and get it back up, it was actually probably my son who “may” have spilled OJ on the grates that allow liquid to drop rightContinue Reading

Claiming after a Car Accident

Car accidents are never a pleasant experience no matter how harsh the impact.  Confidence and your general driving expertise can come into your conscious even if you were not to blame.  Experienced drivers with many years of driving under their belt have been known to resist driving again after a smash.  Even the most confidentContinue Reading

Quality vs Quantity over Time? Which Do You Choose

A lot of personal finance bloggers always carve out a special exception for purchasing quality or premium items. For example, you’ll read something along the lines of “I bought an apple laptop because it is a quality product and it will last me forever.” When it comes to certain items I just don’t get thatContinue Reading

Caring Less about the Financial Stupidity of Others

Not sure what has happened over the past couple of years but I find myself caring less and leas about the stupidity of others with regards to piss poor financial decisions.  I am not sure if it is maturity, immaturity, age, zen focus, lack of focus, selfishness, becoming jaded, etc., but I stepped back theContinue Reading

How Much Do We Really Know About the Businesses We “Know?”

Was watching a special on CNBC on Marriott and was shocked to learn that Marriott doesn’t actually own many hotels.  Rather Real Estate Investment Trusts and other companies own the hotels and pay Marriott to manage them! That reminded me of two shocking about two product ownership flow charts I have seen: Who actually ownsContinue Reading

An Unusual Way to Create an Amazing Legacy

I came across this amazing and unusual estate plan where the a family created a credit union for heirs only.  Forget having to worry about gifting or tax ramifications of intra-family loans this a legitimate credit union where, according to the CBS’ article, For a $5 deposit, plus a 25-cent handling fee, you become a memberContinue Reading