Carnival of Personal Finance: Fairy Tale Edition

Clever Dude hosted this week’s Carnival of Personal Finance and man did he do a ridiculous job picking posts and weaving them together into a story. He chose my article about planning for your pets when you die.  Clever Dude weaved it into the story by suggesting that maybe the prince and princess should worry… Continue Reading

Increase Federal Taxation on Gas? What the Hell!

Increase Federal Taxation on Gas? What the Hell!

This is not so much a personal finance post but rather a rant about those ridiculous people in Washington which will eventually affect every reader’s wallet.  I am not sure where I heard it first but it seems that some smart people in Washington think nowis the time to increase the federally imposed tax on each gallon… Continue Reading

Goals for 2009 – Not Resolutions

Ever since I was younger (let’s call it 16 and up for arguments sake) I always thought New Years Resolutions were ridiculous because people just didn’t keep them. I usually got that weird look like when you were a kid and didn’t want to play a game or something. There really is nothing different than… Continue Reading

Who is Going to Take Care of your Pet IF you Die?

Who is Going to Take Care of your Pet IF you Die?

Was reading a trade publication today called Trusts and Estates Magazine, I LOVE this magazine – it is a wealth of information written by tax professionals for tax professionals.  Most of the info in there is not approprioate for a personal finance blog…not because it is not interesting, but rather, it is written for those… Continue Reading

A less than Expected Bonus – What should you do?

A less than Expected Bonus – What should you do?

I wasn’t going to write about this subject but why the heck not! As indicated in the left side bar, I work for a Fee Based Financial Planning firm, that being said we have clients that we don’t charge fees because of the compensation coming in somewhere else (i.e. money under management, premiums, sale of different… Continue Reading