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Friday, October 28th, 2005

We are fast approaching the end of the year and the Holidays that come with it. So, there is no better time than the present to start planning your expenditures. One of those expenditures is the tipping of those in the service sector. Ironman at PoliticalCalculations has put together a nice chart with suggestions for […]

Importing Posts From Blogger

Friday, October 28th, 2005

Well, since I can’t figure out how to import my posts from Blogger, I’m going to copy those articles that I think are good enough and forget about the rest. I was really hoping to be able to import the posts but when I follow the directions I get the same result: NOTHING! I’m going […]

Living in a Flat World

Friday, October 28th, 2005

With my internet service out, I was able to do a lot more reading. One book that I have almost finished is Thomas Friedman’s The World is Flat. I think EVERYONE needs to read this book! In fact, this book should be required reading of all middle school, high school, and college students. If you […]

The Great Retirement Ripoff

Thursday, October 27th, 2005

Time magazine has an interesting cover story in their October 31, 2005 issue called the Great Retirement Ripoff. No effort was spared in trying to make this article as sad as humanly possible. Read this excerpt and you’ll see what I mean:

Net Worth Statement – Part II

Thursday, October 27th, 2005

Yesterday, I began a new series called “Financial Planning Basics” and started with a post about the net worth statement. Today, I’ll take the net worth statement a little further and show some various transactions and their effect on the net worth statement. While studying these examples, keep in mind the net worth equation:

Congrats to the White Sox

Wednesday, October 26th, 2005

I was pulling for the Astros, but oh well. My team won it all last year so I really didn’t care what happened this year. It is kind of weird that the Red Sox won last year, having not won a World Series since 1918 and the White Sox won this year, having not won […]

A Commissioned Broker I Respect

Wednesday, October 26th, 2005

As most of you probably already know, I am a fee-only financial planner. I don’t really care for traditional commission-based advice because

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