Tag Archives: Rant

I Love Eduardo Saverin’s Move to Become an Ex-Pat

I write this post on the eve of facebook going public tomorrow (actually today since I am writing this after 12am), and while I don’t get the hype about the facebook IPO this is a buzz that is unavoidable.  Part of that buzz is the news story that one of the co-founders of facebook, Eduardo

There are NO New Retirement Rules

I truly believe that there was no good old days whether we are talking about life in general or personal finances so when I saw the article titled, “7 things to know about the ‘new retirement’” I knew it was going to be terrible.  It didn’t disappoint.  I found the article on CNBC, but seems

I Don’t Get the Hype About The Facebook IPO

A few friends have asked me what I thought about The Facebook IPO and I don’t really get the excitement.  First thing first, it has been way too long since I talked about things I don’t get!  Some past examples include “I don’t Get why People Say they Don’t Want to be Wealthy“; “I don’t

Don’t Be a Sheep When it Comes to Your Finances

It is natural that people disagree about personal finance decisions and even investing strategies.  Some people are comfortable with 5 year ARMs, 10 year AMRs, balance transfers, margin accounts, index investing, following Graham like he was the second coming, whole life insurance, etc. While some people think credit cards are the devil’s tool, that active

You Have Absolutely No Patriotic Duty To Pay High Taxes

I don’t want to pay higher taxes then what the law mandates.  In fact a large part of my day is spent helping people plan for the Federal and State Estate Tax and I love my job.  I am not sure why I get so excited helping people plan to lower their tax bill.  If