Thursday Rant #2 – Office Lotto Pools

Let me first get my confession in before I get too deep into this rant. Yes, I admit that I have played the lottery once in my life when I turned 18 and was old enough to buy a lottery ticket. My purchase even included some scratchers. But in my defense, this is sort of […]

My Love/Hate Relationship with Tax Season

I remember a time when I rushed to get my taxes done and submitted so that I could get my refund. Oh, how time, education, and increased earnings has changed that. Can you relate? First of all, I no longer overpay on my taxes. I accomplish this by managing my withholding’s on my W-2 income (use […]

How I Blew $290 on Valentine’s Day With My Wife

First let me start by saying that my wife and I probably had one of the best Valentine’s Days we have ever had. I would even  say that it is up there with the time I created our own drive in movie, which is still my most memorable Valentine’s Day. It is so easy to get caught up […]

Murder Your Mortgage in 7 Years Q&A

Last month I published a post that detailed my strategy to pay down a 30 year mortgage that I only recently obtained last year. I will be the first to admit that it goes against the conventional wisdom and there have been two questions that have popped up consistently that I thought I would take some time to […]

Example of Buying Into Weakness – Investment Rule #1

“Dude, suckin’ at something is the first step to being sorta good at something.” -Jake, “Adventure Time” A few days ago I wrote a post laying the foundation for my 10 rules for investing. In rule #1 we discussed what it means to buy into weakness. After some good dialogue with you guys in the comments […]

Buy Into Weakness – Investment Rule #1

Over the course of the coming weeks and months I will be laying out the investment rules that I live and die by. These are rules that I have developed over the last ten years as both a retail and professional investor and trader: Rule # 1: Buy into weakness. Rule #2: Sell into strength. […]

Thursday Rant #1: The Office Time Keeper

Leaving the work force and going out on my own is an eventual goal. However, I don’t plan on doing that anytime soon as there are other goals on my list that actually involve staying in the work force (at least for a while or until something better comes along). Because of this, I have to […]

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