What is the S&P 500? Who are the Members Today? Who Were the Original Members of the S&P?

Growing up my parents almost exclusively listened to boring A.M. news stations in the car and I can distinctly remember hearing every 11 minutes (1010-wins for anyone from NY?) that the S&P was up or down a certain percentage.  While I almost can’t help but run into this number daily I don’t think there areContinue Reading

Would You Take this Eight Figure Deal? Would You Offer it?

While I like to attend the rare baseball game, and despite having a lot of die hard Met, Red Sox and Yankee fans in my life I am not by any means a “baseball fan.”  Notwithstanding, I couldn’t ignore this amazing story that has grabbed the attention of the New York Baseball market. The yearContinue Reading

How To Protect Yourself Against Potential Tax Scams

In times past, scam artists and masters of fraud generally operated in person or by paper mail. In today’s hi-tech world, however, scam artists have become much more sophisticated. Identity theft, Nigerian scams, and a host of other fraudulent activities are, unfortunately, quite common on the web. Another area that fraudsters love attempting to bilkContinue Reading

Take Personal Responsibility for Your Retirement it is Your Problem

I am not sure where I fall on the issue of egregious CEO compensation, but there is never a shortage of people attacking CEOs for making too much money.  Like a lot of things in life, the issue itself doesn’t excite me as much as trying to understand the extremes on both sides.  So IContinue Reading

Do You Compartmentalize Spending Decisions Also?

This past weekend I went into “the city” (i.e. NYC) for a friend’s birthday and the place he chose was this trendy bar which was set up as a speak easy.  All drinks were served in tea cups with saucers, the beers were served in brown paper bags or mugs if it were a draft. Continue Reading

The Best of Money Carnival 103rd Edition

The Best of Money carnival is different than every other personal finance carnival in that it limits the amount of those bloggers that can be featured.  Thus in ensures that each article is going to be fantastic!  This past week I received and read way over 60 entries.   Considering some of the bloggers that participateContinue Reading