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Busy Week at the JLP Household

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

This is our last week of school. Lots of stuff going on this week with awards ceremonies, picnics, and 8th Grade Day. Hard to believe we’ll have two in high school next year. I’m starting to feel old. I hope everyone had a great Memorial Day Weekend. We didn’t do much, which was nice. I’ll […]

Why You Should Love $5 Gas (Yeah, Right)

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

I saw this article on MSN: Why You Should Love $5 Gas. Some of the author’s (questionable) reasons: • Fewer people will die. Fewer people on the road meand fewer people will die. • Higher prices will lead to lower prices. Theoretically the government will open up the floodgates and more oil will be produced. […]

Money Magazine Advice for Helping Your College Grad

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

I just read a decent article over on Money titled, Financial Tips for Recent College Graduates. As a parent, I hope my kids understand the importance of budgeting BEFORE they go to college. I also hope that I will do a good job at helping my kids understand the importance of saving money for an […]

Financial Planning Magazine: Indexing Works

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

Good article: The Big Idea – Indexing Works …according to Vanguard: In four out of seven bear markets since January 1973, the Dow Jones U.S. Total Stock Market Index beat the average actively managed fund. The two bears in which many funds did better than the index were both in the 1980s. This graphic included […]

Question of the Day: GOP Nomination for 2012

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

Let’s see if we can discuss this like adults. Here is today’s question of the day: Who do you think will get the GOP nomination for the 2012 Presidential election? Personally, I think Herman Cain stands a chance at getting the nomination. I don’t know a whole lot about Cain but what I know so […]

Question of the Day: Could You Come Up With $2,000 in 30 Days?

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

A facebook friend of mine posted this question this morning: Could you come up with $2K in 30 days? One quarter of Americans report that they would certainly not be able to come up with such funds, and an additional 19% would do so by relying at least in part on pawning or selling possessions […]

Wealth and GPAs…

Saturday, May 21st, 2011

A friend of mine posted this on facebook and I thought it was pretty funny. Watch and tell me what you think: Students are fine with wealth distribution but not GPA distribution. Sure, they’re not identical but they are similar. Interesting…

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