Where are your Tax Dollars Going?

I am not sure how I feel about the idea of TARP which wikipedia defines as, TARP allows the United States Department of the Treasury to purchase or insure up to $700 billion of “troubled” assets. “Troubled assets” are defined as “(A) residential or commercial mortgages and any securities, obligations, or other instruments that areContinue Reading

Blog Consultants Empty Cabin Media Review

I was turned on to Empty Cabin Media by a great blogger Larry who runs Gather Little by Little.  Larrry has, significant experience starting, growing and optimizing blogs and web-sites on the internet.  I’m also an IT manager and prior to that was a software architect, designer and developer.  I’m very knowledgeable in the areasContinue Reading

Passive Income via High Yield Muni Bonds – Can’t do it YET

I am obsessed with the idea of passive income, the thought that I could make money while sleeping truly excites me (does that make me weird? probably).  Well today I came accross a great article on the Wall Street Journal Personal Finance Site by Brett Arends titled, “High-Yield Muni Bonds: Time to Strike?” Mr. ArendsContinue Reading

Carnival of Money Hacks 48th Edition – Presidential Election Edition

My ridiculous story about gambling in Dominican Republic whose life lesson was – do not invest in vehicles you don’t understand – was chosen by Pimp Your Finances to be part of the Carnival of Money Hacks 48th Edition.  Few other great articles include: Passive Family Income discusses whether the rules of retirement are changing? Continue Reading

Sometimes You HAVE to Ignore the Right thing to do! I Cancelled my Bank of America Credit Card Today

I almost never lose my temper with customer service reps, and it usually gets me what I want or at the very least closer to my goal.  Whether we are talking about the cable company, cell phone companies, and most financial/credit card companies – I usually get what I want. Before I get the commentsContinue Reading

Carnival of Personal Finance No. 188

Penelope from Pecuniarties hosted the Carnival of Personal Finance No. 188, and she was nice enough to choose my article, “Did you forget your RMD this Year? All may not be Lost.”  To be honest I have never heard of Pecuniarties, but it was nice she featured my post.