Looking to Egypt’s Poor To Inspire Sustainable Community Living

  I recently moved to Cairo in Egypt to accompany my partner as she pursues her studies at the American University here. Cairo is an amazing place filled with all the joy and sadness, love and hate, good and bad, rich and poor that could ever be stuffed into one place. There are also peopleContinue Reading

Turbo Tax Giveaway! Get Your 2009 Taxes Done for Free with TurboTax Premier

This is not a sponsored post, there are no affiliate links.  This is just a give away for you! For the past couple years I have done my younger brother’s taxes; notice I didn’t use the words “little brother” because that dude is pushing 6’3 while I am maybe 5’8 on a good day.  WellContinue Reading

Proof You can only Push High Net Worth and High Income Individuals So Far!

One of my favorite sites, The Tax Foundation, had a phenomenal couple posts about Maryland’s so-called Millionaire Tax.  The two main posts are, Maryland’s Millionaires Missing After Tax Hike and Maryland’s Lawmaker Proposes making Millionaires’ Tax Permanent.  Maryland, like many other States out there are hurting for cash, so what else can a state toContinue Reading

First the Alexa Rankings and Then The World

I recently joined a group of fellow personal finance bloggers with world domination in mind with a name that inspires war paint, dojos and loud manly screaming/grunting. The point of the group is to motivate each other to greatness which in my case means an eventual movie deal! Not everyone shares my goals to beContinue Reading

What is Wrong With Chasing Bank Rates

It took me forever to join ING Direct. Sure the interest rates were great at the time (definitely not now) but I simply had a customer loyalty towards  my local bank. The employees knew me on a first name basis. Some of the employees even went to high school with me. If any issues everContinue Reading

Comparatively Speaking A Million Dollars is Still a lot of Freaking Money

I read a news story recently that reminded me that I hate when I hear, “a million dollars is not what it used to be.”    Well duh!  But come on it is still a lot of money, and it is hard to save and frugal yourself to a Million Dollars. Increase in Millionaire Households in AmericaContinue Reading