Category Archives: Random

The Capitalist Class – Something to Strive For

I came across a fantastic article on About.com (something that almost never happens) titled, 10 Secrets of the Capitalist Class by Joshua Kennon.  I have never heard this term before, and rather than paraphrasing Mr. Kennon’s definition of the class I think it is more valuable to look at his characteristics of the same.  I

Back from Vacation

I just got back from vacation with The Wife, The boy and another couple we are really good friends with (who have “1 and a half  boys” – one is 6 months older than my son and the other is just about 6 months old).  We went to an all inclusive resort in Aruba called

Seeing Personal Finance Bloggers Just Treading Water Bums Me Out

I have been blogging for about 4 and half years and during that time I have interacted and followed a ton of blogs.  I don’t read personal finance blogs because of the information they are sharing, but rather, the stories they are telling.  For some reason, I am able to empathize with their situation regardless

Where does Capitalism End and Price Gouging Begin?

Long Island got hit particularly hard during Hurricane/Superstorm Sandy and as such it is the first time in my life that I have witnessed gas shortages.  From accounts that I have read it is a two pronged problem.  One, ports around us and entry ways onto the island have been destroyed, flooded, etc., so the

Where Did All the NFL Owners Obtain their Wealth?

There was a story a few weeks ago about the value of the Cowboys, and while impressive how much the Dallas Cowboys are/were estimated to be worth ($2,000,0000,000 yup that is 2 Billion Dollars) that is not what interested me more.  The article’s author, Mr. Ozanian, also provided the value for what Jerry Jones bought

What Monthly Expenses Exist Today That Weren’t There in the Past?

The other day I had an interesting conversation with Helaine Olen, an infinitely more talented writer than I, about what is holding back my generation and the generation below me from financial prosperity.  I was responding to a recent article by Ms. Olen titled “The Problem with Finovate” in which it is her contention that,