Why Does Everyone Hate on Financial Planners? Defending Financial Advisors

Almost every personal finance blog out there (even the best of the best on my blogroll) hates on financial planners, financial advisors, investment advisors, etc., but I don’t understand all the expressed hatred.  A financial advisor could be very useful for those that need help, despite all the negative information out there. Before even starting, I willContinue Reading

What is the Middle Class Task Force and Who is on it?

I never knew until today that the Obama Administration, in his/their infinite wisdom, created The Middle Class Task Force.  According to the White House the Middle Class Task Force’s main initiative is to, [raise]the living standards of middle-class, working families in America. With specific goals of, Expanding education and lifelong training opportunities Improving work andContinue Reading

How Financial Planners SHOULD Act

Due to my position at work, I get a ton of trade magazines on a daily basis.  It just so happens that “trade” in this case means law, money, financial planning magazines so that is pretty okay with me!  In my daily flipping to find out if anything life breaking has occurred I came across aContinue Reading

Good Humanitarian or Personal Finance D-Bag?

For Valentine’s Day The Wife and I took a trip into “The City” a/k/a New York City to visit The Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Met).  My Beautiful Bride is a little scrunched up in this picture since it was about 38 Degrees in NYC today!           A striking couple, huh?Continue Reading

Party of “No”? That is Just Garbage Populist Rhetoric

I am not sure if this is beyond the scope of this blog, especially since my last post was a political quiz, but its my blog so I can complain on it if I want!  Can someone explain to me when the Republican party became the “Party of No.” I really feel like this typeContinue Reading

The Definition of Liberal & Conservative

I am often asked, how do “I” know where I land on the political spectrum?  What do the terms liberal and conservative, actually mean?  Usually I point the person to this really really short political quiz. It is all over 10 questions, and will probably take you at most 1 minute because the questions asked, atContinue Reading