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Month: January 2018

How Watching The View Saved Us Over $15,000

How Watching The View Saved Us Over $15,000

It’s true. That morning chatfest where 5 (somewhat opinionated) ladies discuss Hot Topics saved us over $15,000! It was the most productive hour I’ve ever spent watching TV. And certainly the most lucrative. In the fall of 2010, self-proclaimed “America’s Money Answers Man,” Jordan Goodman, […]

The Dogs Lost Their Bite in 2017

The Dogs Lost Their Bite in 2017

This post is an update to Running with the Dogs (of the Dow), originally published on October 11, 2017.   In January 2017, we were looking at several investment options for the proceeds from a house sale. Our primary goal for this investment was to […]

Home Mortgage – The Great American Rip-Off

Home Mortgage – The Great American Rip-Off

The typical American family lives in a home worth $250K with a 30-year mortgage. On average, they live in the home for 9 years. After 9 years of mortgage payments, 50% of the interest has been paid, but less than 20% of the principal has […]

How Cleaning Out the Fridge is Like Rebalancing Investments

How Cleaning Out the Fridge is Like Rebalancing Investments

As I was cleaning out our refrigerator this past weekend, it struck me that this task is a lot like rebalancing our investments. In our fridge, we have the staples, the leftovers, things that have gone bad, too much of certain items and stuff that […]


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