Archives For November 2012

The items in the song “12 Days of Christmas” now cost over $107,000.

That’s a 6.1% increase over last year.

Good thing no one actually wants most of those items (except for maybe gold rings).

This is a first for me.

This Friday I will be teaching a 5th grade class for the school’s “JA In A Day” program. I’m excited and nervous at the same time.

The program is pretty cool. I’ll post my notes later. Right now I need to get a firm grip on the presentation.


November 13, 2012

I’m watching this right now:

Watch Park Avenue: Money, Power & the American Dream on PBS. See more from Independent Lens.

Saw this and thought I would share it…

Wow, America. Really?

November 6, 2012

I have nothing to say.

I honestly cannot believe what we have just done (again).

Politics Humor

The maximum dollar amount an employee can contribute to their 401(K) is increasing $500 to $17,500 for 2013. Those who are 50 and older can contribute as much as $23,000.

Let’s break down $17,500.


$1,453.33 per month.
$47.95 per day.
$1.9977 per hour (based on 8,760 hours per year).
$.0333 per minute.

Better get to saving.

Oh, and in case you’re interested…

The geometric average monthly rate of return for the S&P 500 Index since 1926 is .779%. If a person invests the maximum of $1,453.33 per month for 25 years and gets that kind of return, they could have $1.75 million.

Something to think about.