We Finally Bought a House!

After month after month of updates we finally closed on our new home on Friday, January 18, 2013.  It seems I provided some type of update every 6 or so weeks : My House is on the Market in March Housing Update in April 5 Months Later Housing Update December 5th Home Update My First… Continue Reading

I Bet Against a Stock For the First Time–What Does Buying a Put Mean?

Before yesterday, I have never actually taken a position where I profited when a stock would decrease in price.  The reason was simply because I lacked the understanding and education as to how I would actually be able to do it short of shorting a company’s stock.  That is when I learned of another, much… Continue Reading

Why Kris Jenner and Most People Should Talk to a Professional When it Comes to Life Insurance

There was a recent story about how Kris Jenner, Kim Kardashian’s mom, wants her daughter’s baby daddy, Kanye West, to pick up a Ten Million life insurance policy naming the child as primary beneficiary and Kim as contingent beneficiary which raised some interesting issues that can be applied to non-celebrities of normal wealth.  While no… Continue Reading

Stop Lying to Yourself About What You Spend

I don’t care if you decide to lie to me about your personal finances but I am shocked how many people lie to themselves about the very basics that make up their personal finance world.  I understand that not everyone knows their monthly nut, but I was floored the other day by someone so clueless… Continue Reading

It’s A New Year For Your Wallet, Too

If you’re tired of living paycheck-to-paycheck and need a financial makeover, the New Year is the best time to start anew. Bad financial habits can carry from year-to-year. And unless you resolve to buckle down and make the needed improvements, you’ll never get your finances in check. Whether your problem is poor budgeting or overspending,… Continue Reading