Lessons from a Manic Stock Market & Flash Correction
Mon, 08/31/15 | 10 Comments

Last Monday morning, I was feeling absolutely sick to my stomach.
The Dow had just opened the day 1,000 points below where it had closed the previous Friday. And this was after it had lost an …

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Gen Y Retirement Savings Goal: $2 Million?
August 25, 2014 | 14 Comments
Gen Y Retirement Savings Goal: $2 Million?

According to 77% of 226 investment advisors, in a recent survey, the low bar for what Gen Y should save for retirement is $2 million.
One author and investment firm president was quoted as prescribing,
“For a …

Personal Responsibility and Finance
August 11, 2014 | 8 Comments
Personal Responsibility and Finance

Fresh off of my snarky “crowdfund my wedding” post a few weeks back, I have been keeping an eye on the latest crowdfunding trends. What a racket!
There was the story of the attractive and heavily …

Interviewer Asking for Reference to Current Supervisor?
August 6, 2014 | 23 Comments
Interviewer Asking for Reference to Current Supervisor?

OK, this post is going to come across as part career advice, part opinion seeking, part storytelling, and part rant. Should be a fun one!
As many long-time readers will know, my wife made the career …

DIY Oil Changes: Are the Cost Savings Worth it?
August 4, 2014 | 41 Comments
DIY Oil Changes: Are the Cost Savings Worth it?

My wife and I wrapped up our kitchen renovation project a few months ago, and the only thing we paid someone else to do was to install our countertops (kind of hard to transport (30 …

Cash is NOT King for Millennials
July 28, 2014 | 25 Comments
Cash is NOT King for Millennials

I’ve been reading a lot about millennial trends lately, and… the kids are not all right.
One of the more disturbing pieces shared the results from a recent survey of millennials on where they believe their …

Crowdfund your Wedding! Here’s How to do it.
July 22, 2014 | 18 Comments
Crowdfund your Wedding! Here’s How to do it.

Yo, fiancés – I have some great money saving advice for you, so listen up!
You know that $40,000 wedding you are planning? Yep, the one that you want to comfortably be above the $30,000 average …


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