The More You Know About Investing, The Less You Know About Investing

A professional baseball player knows more about baseball strategy than does a little leaguer.  A nutritionist is more likely to be able to figure out why you have been feeling run-down lately than is your next-door neighbor.   The buyer in a woman’s fashion store is better informed about what colors are trendy today than youContinue Reading

2008 Taxes Update – Taxes are E-Filed; What I am doing with the Refund?

I previously discussed the items one should bring to a tax appointment so I figured I should give my readers an update as to what happened. Our Meeting with our “New” Accountant The wife and I met with an accountant which came highly recommended by a co-worker.  The meeting went well, and he was shockedContinue Reading

Tax Mechanics of Intra-Family Loans

This post was inspired by a post titled, “Lending Money to Family and Friends” on a great blog fivecentnickel.   What are the Tax Mechanics of an Intra-Family Loan? Let me say this first: This is not a post about whether one should make loans between family members or friends, as such you may find itContinue Reading

An Investment Average of 10% won’t Guarantee Success

An Investment Average of 10% won’t Guarantee Success I saw a great advertisement released by my office’s parent company today; I have never released what my office’s parent company is…and I am not about to start now! Notwithstanding my obsession with privacy, I couldn’t get over this info and felt like I should share. Each portfolio hasContinue Reading

Easy Way to Save Money – Check your Utility and Cable Bills

I apologize for the short post, but I wanted to point out a stupid lesson I learned last week.  After the 150th commercial bragging about $99 for phone, internet and tv service, I lost it.  I called up my cable company asking, “why the hell was I paying $150 with no phone service!?” The very niceContinue Reading

Sallie Mae Creates New Student Loan Product to Replace Current Private Loan

What is Sallie Mae? According to their website, Sallie Mae®, the nation’s leading provider of student loans and administrator of college savings plans, has helped millions of Americans achieve their dream of a higher education. The company primarily provides federal and private student loans for undergraduate and graduate students and their parents. In addition, SallieContinue Reading