Monthly Archives: January 2009


Accountability Leads to Success

Thursday was our quarterly meeting for work, where sales accomplishments and goals were discussed.  One theme that echoed today was, you guessed it, Accountability Leads to Success.  That sentiment is short and sweet...4 simple words whose truth have been proven over time. First, we should define Accountability.  Merriam Webster defines accountability as, the quality or state of being accountable Way to go Merriam! Wasn't I taught in middle school that I shouldn't define a word using the root of the same word in the definition?  Wikipedia offers a little more help, It is often used synonymously with such concepts as responsibility, answerability, enforcement, blameworthiness, [...]

By | 2013-09-26T15:01:58+00:00 January 30th, 2009|Personal Finance|0 Comments

Simple way to Save money on Travel

This is an IM conversation I had today with a really good buddy of mine: Him: I hate all airline companies I hope they go out of business! Me: ummm Why? Him: I went to buy a plane ticket to SC yesterday - $200 and today it was $350! Me: WOAH... Him: Exactly why I am glad if they go out of business! BASTARDS Me:  Did you clear your cookies? Him: I know what you are talking about but why are you telling me to do this? Me: Those creeps keep track of when you search for an airfare and then they [...]

By | 2012-11-25T16:51:16+00:00 January 28th, 2009|Random|1 Comment

Crash Course in Economics – Keynesian Economics 101

I started this blog so I can post about all things to do with money - including personal finance, economics and taxes.  I think I have blogged about ad naseum (hahah had to fit a little Latin jargon in there) about taxes and personal finances but very little about economics.  Notwithstanding, I had voiced my opinion about economics mostly during election season.  Want some examples? A Second Stimulus Will Not Help You Socialism is not a good Idea Regardless of Angry and Incoherent Comments What is the single most important initiative that the next administration should undertake to improve the economic health of the [...]

By | 2013-09-26T15:01:58+00:00 January 27th, 2009|Economics|0 Comments

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 are based on or related to such mortgages, that in each case was originated or issued on or before March 14, 2008, the purchase of which the Secretary determines promotes financial market stability; and(B) any other financial instrument that the Secretary, after consultation with the Chairman of the [...]

By | 2013-09-26T15:01:58+00:00 January 26th, 2009|Rant|0 Comments

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. Arends provides us with a great, every day definition of High-Yield Munis, High-yield munis might be issued by non-governmental entities, such as hospitals or nursing homes. Some are issued by private for-profit businesses, which may use the money for pollution control or industrial development. Some are issued by [...]

By | 2016-03-07T23:37:42+00:00 January 23rd, 2009|Investments|2 Comments