First Thing You Need to Understand When You Want to Open ANY Business…

I was talking to a colleague the other day who happened to open up a restaurant when he reminded me of the most important thing to understand and know before you start ANY business.  It wasn’t the point of the conversation, but it came out pretty quickly.  I know it will sound trivial and rudimentary,Continue Reading

Updating and Tweaking the Parameters of my Dividend Watchlist June 2013

My dividend investment account has gone through one main change since starting it a few years ago.  That change was because of my move from share builder to fidelity, so I needed to buy stocks in bulk rather than put a small amount into fractional shares .  Today, I just make a minor change whichContinue Reading

Are People’s Priorities Distorted? Do I Judge too Quickly?

This past weekend I was visiting the in-laws when their DVR suddenly stopped working.  While I was naturally the guy to blame since I played with the system to try and get it back up, it was actually probably my son who “may” have spilled OJ on the grates that allow liquid to drop rightContinue Reading

Should Tax Money Be Used to Stop Consensual Sex?

I can’t figure out why adult consensual prostitution is illegal.  If two consenting adults want to boil down their brief relationship encounter to an exchange of dollars for “services” why should I care?  Is it breaking down the moral fibers of society? If so, shouldn’t society be broken considering it is known as the world’s oldestContinue Reading

June 2013 Net Worth Update

May was a great a month, financially, as I officially finished up my first set of short term financial goals.  To keep my ADD ridden focus on my finances I came up with the idea of setting up “short term” financial goals in the amount of $5,000.  It took about 6 weeks but I completedContinue Reading

Claiming after a Car Accident

Car accidents are never a pleasant experience no matter how harsh the impact.  Confidence and your general driving expertise can come into your conscious even if you were not to blame.  Experienced drivers with many years of driving under their belt have been known to resist driving again after a smash.  Even the most confidentContinue Reading