Life Just Sucks Sometimes

As I sit and try to write a post tonight/this morning (I know I should have posts prepared for days in advance) my mind kept racing back to one topic, and since this blog is anonymous why shouldn’t I bring it up.  It has nothing to do with finance, but doesn’t get more personal than…Continue Reading

Cancellation of Debt May be Taxable Income

Cancellation of Debt May be Taxable Income

I learned a very interesting lesson today that I thought I’d share with everyone.  It is not a new lesson in fact I remember it from Federal Income Tax class but haven’t heard about it in years.  It was years, until my brother grabbed me in between my 8th and 9th beer on the 4th…Continue Reading

Carnival of Money Stories 9th Edition – Richest Americans

Welcome to the 9th Edition of the Carnival of Money Stories 2. If you like what you see, make sure you check out the 8th Edition of the Carnival of Money Stories 2 hosted at Stretchy Dollar.  The mission of this particular carnival is, …A weekly blog carnival where individuals share their stories/experiences with money.…Continue Reading

Finally Some Justice – Reverse Discrimination Takes a Hit (Ricci v. DeStefano)

Finally Some Justice – Reverse Discrimination Takes a Hit (Ricci v. DeStefano)

Despite writing a personal finance blog, I enjoy chatting up politics and I think I have been very open about my political views, which are basically libertarian in nature.  I generally believe the government is a necessary evil and as such I want to keep it as small as possible.  The way I look at…Continue Reading

Financial Loss Syndrome Doesn’t Just Affect the Wealthy

Financial Loss Syndrome Doesn’t Just Affect the Wealthy

I was reading the June Edition of Trusts and Estates Magazine, my favorite magazine, and found a very interesting article which is aimed at advisors and attorneys for very wealthy individuals; however it applicable to everyone during these turmoil times.  Trusts and Estates Magazine is an industry standard for those in estate planning – each…Continue Reading

Save on Legal Costs – Hints and Tips

Save on Legal Costs – Hints and Tips

Bankrate/CNBC just posted an article titled, “7 Ways to Save on Legal Advice” written by G.M. Filisko. I have previously discussed the need for a professional when it comes to estate planning and advanced personal finance moves.  Well, professionals are usually expensive in terms of out of pocket up front costs (vs. money & time…Continue Reading