When Will Auto Makers Get it? Kia Motors must think the American Consumer is an Idiot

I watch way too much tv, and I recently I have been seeing a commercial lately for the Kia Forte which has intrigued me: This commercial piqued my interest because it announces that a $14,000 car has both Satellite Radio and Bluetooth standard. The commercial did its job because it got me to check outContinue Reading

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 thanContinue Reading

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 4thContinue 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)

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 atContinue Reading

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 – eachContinue Reading