What I’ve Learned After our Miscarriage

What I’ve Learned After our Miscarriage

I have briefly explained The Wife and my experience getting pregnant and then losing the baby.  Well, this is a guest post describing what she has learned along the way.  If you want to learn more about her or her other insights, check out her blog at After the Alter. I was talking to my friend the

Personal Finance as told by Sonic the Hedgehog

Personal Finance as told by Sonic the Hedgehog

A while ago I wrote a fun post about how Legend of Zelda could teach you about personal finance.  Well this past Friday, I powered up the Wii and was reminded that I bought Sonic the Hedgehog 2, and couldn’t help but loading it up (mostly due to that SEGA Chant). It took less than

Are you Freaking Serious Fridays are Born

I don’t really follow a structure when blogging, I just write.  Sometimes its good, sometimes its not, but some of my favorite posts to write are the ones where I am complaining and bitching, and since those are the posts with the most comments I guess the reader likes it too! It doesn’t matter whether

What is a Power of Attorney? Everyone Should Know Before Signing One

What is a Power of Attorney? Everyone Should Know Before Signing One

Despite my age, part of my job description is to review and critique Wills and ancillary documents that clients provide the financial planners.  You would be shocked how many are tax inefficient or worse do not even follow the testamentary intent of the client.  Notwithstanding the ineptness of some attorneys who are drafting Wills, there

Strange Will Bequests and Estate Plans

Strange Will Bequests and Estate Plans

Did you ever think your last wishes were weird or strange?  My mom wants Phantom of the Opera playing at her wake; luckily I talked her out of actually putting it in the Will I drafted for her. My Last Will and Testament has certain provisions for hundreds, if not thousands, of glass coke bottles I have

Why is Layaway Becoming More Popular?

Why is Layaway Becoming More Popular?

Apparently CNBC is finding that more and more people are using layaway, and I just don’t get it! I have no recollection of using layaway, but then again I am only 27, and part of the generation where everyone had a credit card!  The Simpsons even had an episode where Santa’s Little Helper received a