Those who Avoid Short-Term Consumption Trends will Prosper
Thu, 08/25/16 | 4 Comments

About a year and a half ago, I saw the writing on the wall. OPEC had been pumping out millions of barrels of oil a day at a significant loss in order to drive supply …

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Chase Freedom: Get 5% Cash Back at Costco, Sam’s Club, & BJ’s through 2016
July 24, 2016 | 2 Comments
Chase Freedom: Get 5% Cash Back at Costco, Sam’s Club, & BJ’s through 2016

The new Costco Anywhere Visa from Citi is a pretty nice all-around cashback card that offers an enhanced 2% cash back rewards at Costco over the old Costco branded AmEx card’s 1% cash back.
2% cash …

Gamify your Personal Finances to Power-up your Real Life
July 18, 2016 | 5 Comments
Gamify your Personal Finances to Power-up your Real Life

The original Pokémon was after my time, I must confess (with not a hint of sadness). Without the nostalgia to suck me in to the Pokémon Go fad, I tend to get a bit cynical …

Low Risk, High Returns!
July 13, 2016 | 5 Comments
Low Risk, High Returns!

I often get asked where I’d recommend others invest their assets for the best returns, with the least amount of risk (of course).
“Low-risk, high-returns!” has a certain ring to it, doesn’t it?
Kind of like, oh, …

Get a Free Sam’s Club Membership from AmEx
July 7, 2016 | 3 Comments
Get a Free Sam’s Club Membership from AmEx

By many accounts, Citi hasn’t done the greatest job with its rollout of the new Costco Anywhere Visa Card, after Costco and American Express parted ways this year. Citi received 1.5 million customer service calls …

Housing Bubble 2.0 is here. Protect Yourself from the Next Crash
July 5, 2016 | 13 Comments
Housing Bubble 2.0 is here. Protect Yourself from the Next Crash

I was casually reading a local news article on housing prices across the Michigan market when I noticed something odd – in every major city that I checked, the average home sale price in 2016 …

Compound Returns: 2X your Retirement Savings by Starting at 25 vs. 35
June 30, 2016 | 7 Comments
Compound Returns: 2X your Retirement Savings by Starting at 25 vs. 35

One of the biggest sentiments I encounter when chatting about retirement savings with others goes a little something like this,
“Ahhh. I’m young – I’ve got plenty of time to save for retirement in my later …


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