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Interesting Tidbits from the 2012 Barron’s Roundtable (Part 1)

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

Note: This post has been sitting in my drafts for over a week. I’m a little behind on my reading but I’ll try to follow-up with any interesting findings from Part 2 of the roundtable. I don’t read the annual Barron’s Roundtable for stock tips. Rather, I read it to get a sense of the […]

Question of the Day – Parenting

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

My oldest son is 16 and is about to inherit our old car as soon as we get his mom something else to drive. Since he will have transportation, we have decided to let him get an after school job to help pay for his insurance, save for another vehicle, as well as get some […]

This Stuff STILL Angers Me…

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

Begin rant. Just saw this on MSN: Deal could cut principal on 1 million loans Apparantly, there’s ANOTHER deal being hammered out to help homeowers (misspelled on purpose). Here’s how this deal might work out: • $17 billion would go toward principal reductions. If 1 million homeowners were to be helped, that would equal an […]

More on the Romney Income Tax Debate

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

I read a couple of follow-up stories/opinion pieces on Mitt Romney’s tax bill. The first one, Romney and the Burden of Double Taxation, echoes the point I made last week about dividends being taxed at the corporate level before they paid to investors. The tax rate on investors is unfair, but for the opposite reason. […]

Quote of the Day – Hedge Funds

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

This quote comes from a book titled The Hedge Fund Mirage: The Illusion of Big Money and Why It’s Too Good to Be True*, which was reviewed in today’s WSJ: “If all the money that’s ever been invested in hedge funds had been put in Treasury bills instead, the results would have been twice as […]

Ten for Tuesday, January 22, 2012

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

1. Interesting thoughts on “7 habits of extremely frugal people” One disagreement – I don’t think making your own bread is really “free.” There are costs involved in all of these (even if it is only time costs). Some of those costs are worth it when you are trying to save money, but some may […]

Money and Kids: Teaching Kids to Earn Money

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

Before kids can spend money, they have to have some in their pocket. How do your kids earn money? The avenues that children have to earn money are very limited, and every parent has a slightly different philosophy about how their children should earn money. Here are the pros and cons of some common ways […]

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