Monthly Archives: May 2010

Can a Reality Show about a Pawn Shop Can Teach You about Life and Making Money?

I have really gotten into Pawn Stars on History Channel. Long before banks, ATMS and check-cashing services, there were pawn shops. Pawning was the leading form of consumer credit in the United States until the 1950s, and pawn shops are still helping everyday people make ends meet. Pawn Stars takes you inside the colorful world of the pawn business. At the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop on the outskirts of Las Vegas, three generations of the Harrison family--grandfather Richard, son Rick and grandson Corey--jointly run the family business, and there's clashing and camaraderie every step of the way. The three men use their [...]

By |2013-09-26T15:01:13-04:00May 31st, 2010|Random|6 Comments

Same Sex Financial Planning is Important and Necessary

Not only do Same Sex Couples have to deal with the relationships problems we “straighties” do same sex couple have another level of problems associated with Financial and Estate Planning.  Oh by the way, I just made up the word Straighties, I hope it gets picked up. Before we start, I will let you know right off the bat, I am for the legalization of same sex marriages.  So any of the hurdles we are going to talk about are not hurdles I think should be there, but in 2010 America, are there. What is DOMA? and how Does it Affect Same [...]

By |2013-09-26T15:01:14-04:00May 27th, 2010|Personal Finance|8 Comments

Examples of Passive Income Which can Be Used to Build Multiple Streams of Income

Have you dreamed of making money while you sleep?  Did you even know that this is a possibility?  The concept is called passive income and it plays a major role in obtaining financial freedom and wealth creation. What is Passive Income? The basic principle behind passive income is to make money while you are not working. Unlike of a job, where you exchanging time for money, passive income sources focus on creating or buying an asset that creates a steady stream of cash flow. The idea is to either hire employees or find a system that does not require any. I believe [...]

By |2012-11-19T22:35:03-04:00May 26th, 2010|Personal Finance|21 Comments

My Experience in Trying to Find a Rental Car

The Wife and I are traveling to Florida next month and we are going to part of Florida where it is recommended that we rent a car.  Despite being 28 years old I have never rented a car before, it probably has more to do with my undeniable thirst on vacation rather than a question of need.  Since I have never done it before I figured I would catalog my adventure. Where to Start Looking for a Rental Car? Aggregate Travel Sites Since I had no clue how much a rental car would cost I decided to go to a travel aggregate [...]

By |2013-09-26T15:01:14-04:00May 25th, 2010|Personal Finance|10 Comments

Regardless of Cost or Debt You May NEED a Nice Car

I didn’t say you need an expensive car but some people need a nice car.  I know "nice" is a very subjective term, it could mean reliable, but in this post I simply mean an ascetically please car to society.  First and foremost I should mention that this post is almost entirely inspired by a fellow yakezie member, LenPenzo and his recent post, “Why Your Expensive luxury Car Doesn’t Impress Smart People (or Me).” As the title would indicate Len’s main point is, …it’s true a large segment of society still believes that the car a person drives is a status symbol that [...]

By |2016-03-07T23:21:10-04:00May 19th, 2010|Personal Finance|32 Comments