Tag Archives: Rant

Why Most People Should Be In Favor of the Federal Estate Tax

I think it is a very easy and popular position to be against the federal estate tax (affectionately known as the “death tax”).  The arguments against the estate tax range from the simple, “the government should death tax it is hard enough” to the bit more sophisticated, “the decedent was already taxed on all earnings… Continue Reading

Actual Proof You Need to Stop Buying Material Shit

I was dumbfounded by a recent CNBC Chart of the Day titled “From $400K Macs to $23k iPods.”  The article provides how much an investment in Apple would be worth if you had bought the stock at the time for the price of that new gadget: Of course you could always argue what if you… Continue Reading

Can’t It Just be FireMAN…Not Fire Person?

Short and Angry rant today. The Wife posted a picture of the boy in a Fireman’s Hat with the following status: Most comments were the standard “Your son is so cute” and “his father must be a great looking guy” but one really annoyed me.  It is the kind of political correct bullshit that ends… Continue Reading

The Detroit Bankruptcy Should Teach You that Nothing is Guaranteed with your Finances

We are years away from understanding the full impact and consequences of Detroit’s recent decision to file a Chapter 9 Bankruptcy.  There will be lawsuit after lawsuit and motion after motion to determine what and how the Courts will handle the Country’s largest municipal bankruptcy.  The current estimates have us at about $18 Billion debt… Continue Reading

First Thing You Need to Understand When You Want to Open ANY Business…

I was talking to a colleague the other day who happened to open up a restaurant when he reminded me of the most important thing to understand and know before you start ANY business.  It wasn’t the point of the conversation, but it came out pretty quickly.  I know it will sound trivial and rudimentary,… Continue Reading