What is Keyman Insurance? Is Your Business Protected From Death?

What is Keyman Insurance? Is Your Business Protected From Death?

Many business owners, especially smaller businesses owners rely heavily on one or two key employees; but what happens if that key person dies? How long will it take to get that business up back to its previously efficient way? How much will it cost to retrain someone?  Those are obviously questions that only a business… Continue Reading

Make the Most of Unemployment

Make the Most of Unemployment

When our heating bill came the other day, I almost fainted. It was $479, an insanely unacceptable number. Upon further inspection, it showed that because I wasn’t home when the meter reader came for the month, our gas usage was estimated at nearly double of our actual use. “Boy, I wish I was home all… Continue Reading

Is Cell Phone Insurance Worth It?

Is Cell Phone Insurance Worth It?

Over the Weekend I had an “incident” where I dropped my new HTC Hero with Google.  Considering I am writing a post on Cell Phone insurance, you know all did not end well as I bobbled it and watched it land on its glass face.  My phone went from:   TO So for the first time since owning a… Continue Reading

Helping my Brother Choose an Online Broker

At Easter dinner my older brother asked me what online discount broker I use “to trade stocks.”  If you don’t remember, I already helped the younger brother with asset allocation, and yes, I only have 2 and I am the pain in the ass middle child.  Before I could explain to him which sites I… Continue Reading

Nanny Groups Suck – Leave Ronald McDonald Alone and Just Tell you Kid No

Nanny Groups Suck – Leave Ronald McDonald Alone and Just Tell you Kid No

VS. I just read a story that really angered me!  Apparently, some pain in the ass nanny group wants Ronald McDonald to retire. A coalition of health professionals, parents and corporate accountability advocates is calling for Ronald McDonald to retire as a spokesman for the nation’s largest restaurant chain, saying he has too much influence… Continue Reading