Those who Avoid Short-Term Consumption Trends will Prosper
Thu, 08/25/16 | 6 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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LED vs. CFL Costs: the Financial Crossover Point has Arrived
June 2, 2014 | 10 Comments
LED vs. CFL Costs: the Financial Crossover Point has Arrived

Ahh, the good ole’ lightbulb. Literally a century with zero technological enhancements in mass marketed products.
Why?
Coal-powered energy was damn cheap! In many ways, it still is. But it has risen to levels that can have …

Rebalancing Investments: Why, When, & How to Avoid High Fees
May 27, 2014 | 7 Comments
Rebalancing Investments: Why, When, & How to Avoid High Fees

Getting over the fear of investing is a hurdle that everyone needs to surpass.
Once you make that leap, it really can be as simple as passively investing in a few different index funds or ETF’s …

Where to Find the Best Appliance Deals & Get at Least 25% Off Every Time
May 21, 2014 | 13 Comments
Where to Find the Best Appliance Deals & Get at Least 25% Off Every Time

As part of my cheap kitchen renovation, I had decided to replace my 20-year old appliances for more efficient, functional, and quite frankly, better looking ones that actually match the rest of the kitchen. I …

Shopping for New Appliances? Follow These 10 Tips
May 19, 2014 | 17 Comments
Shopping for New Appliances? Follow These 10 Tips

My wife and I recently undertook a kitchen renovation, which is still in progress. Once complete, I’ll share the story, pictures, and some numbers, but that will probably turn in to a novel. Meanwhile, I …

Retirement Plan Rollovers Have you Confused? Check Out this Rollover Compatibility Chart
May 14, 2014 | One Comment
Retirement Plan Rollovers Have you Confused? Check Out this Rollover Compatibility Chart

Have you ever wondered, “Hmmm… can I roll this retirement plan over to that retirement plan”?
Retirement plan rollovers can be confusing. Sometimes there are goofy rules around when you can do it or if you …

Why I Love Vanguard & You Should Too
May 12, 2014 | 19 Comments
Why I Love Vanguard & You Should Too

Vanguard recently wrapped up a cross-country tour that they dubbed “The At-Cost Café” to extoll the virtues of low cost investing – and quite appropriately – sell coffee at-cost ($0.26) to those who crossed their …


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