The Wall Street Journal Agrees with Me! Trusts should be Built into Most Wills

Way back in August of 2008 I wrote a Post about Simple Wills.  As you may recall (or just read when you clicked the link) a simple will is usually built as follows: The problem with Simple Wills (again, as I indicated in 2008) is that don’t usually take care of certain items.  Specifically, IContinue Reading

Is the United States Turning towards Communism?

This may be an overzealous blog post for a personal finance website, but I have been thinking about this for a little bit.  I even tried to write a research paper on this when I was in college (awww so many years ago), but I was denied by my professor.  Well now I am olderContinue Reading

Bachelor Party Finances – 5 Ways to Keep Costs Low

Yesterday, I got back from a ridiculous weekend at the New Jersey Shore (Avalon to be exact).  I was there for my friend’s bachelor party.  I have known this buddy since we were 8, so being one-third of the team that was setting it up, I was pumped to make it SICK.  And I succeeded.Continue Reading

Finally Admitted to Practice Law in the State of New York

I finally took my oath to practice law in the State of New York.  As I have indicated in the past, I passed the NY bar exam on the first time in 2006, but had a few speed bumps prior to getting admitted today. Just thought I’d share with my readers that I can finallyContinue Reading

Oblivious Investing – Building Wealth by Ignoring the Noise Book Review

I had the opportunity to review Mike Piper’s newest book, “Oblivious Investing: Building Wealth by Ignoring the Noise.*”  Mike is the author of a great blog of the same name, Oblivious Investing. The book follows conversations between Shannon, the investing newbie and her wise Uncle Toby.  Every conversation they have starts with small talk andContinue Reading

An Introduction to Trusts

Part of my job duties is to teach topics in the morning for planners, sometimes the topics are pretty advanced and sometimes they are simple.  Tomorrow I have to teach an intro classes on Trusts and so I thought I’d share some of the stuff I will be going over. The best way to thinkContinue Reading