My Electrician Makes More Than a Doctor

May 20, 2012

Boy, that’s the fastest $2800 I ever spent!  Ever since my wife and I decided we weren’t moving last year, we took inventory of all the stuff we wanted to do to the house to make it worth staying (I’m still convinced in the end if I drop another $50K into this house over the […]

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How the American Opportunity Tax Credit Quietly Socialized College Expenses

February 12, 2012

A staple of President Obama’s early 2008 campaign rhetoric was his intention to make college free for most Americans. This may have been one of the few promises on which he actually delivered, with the exception of getting his daughters a puppy! Meet the American Opportunity Tax Credit The American Opportunity Tax Credit may be […]

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Would You Ever Pay for an MBA With Your OWN Money?

January 4, 2012

A few years ago, I wrapped up an MBA that was primarily funded by my employers (I paid for books).  It was a decent program and I’m glad I did it for multiple reasons both professional and personal (for instance, I have my MBA program to thank for this blog ironically, when for my New […]

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Irony: Professor That Tried to Kill My Career Wants to Connect on LinkedIn

October 11, 2011

I couldn’t help but laugh when I got a LinkedIN invitation this week from my old college professor.  Long story short, I got the offer of a lifetime right around graduation time and the company kind of botched the order of activities.  While I had already been extended the offer and passed the drug test, […]

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9% Risk-Free Return in 1 Month: See How I Did It

September 25, 2011

It’s very rare that you hear the phrase “risk-free return” these days without it being tied to an FDIC-insured CD yielding south of 3%.  Heck, even US Treasuries are no longer considered risk-free by S&P following the recent credit downgrade and there are only 4 AAA companies left in the S&P500.  So, you’re probably thinking […]

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College Costs Have Gone Parabolic – What You Can Do Now

July 24, 2011

I’ve been reading about state after state slashing spending budgets because the money simply isn’t there.  Over the past few years, as part of the government bailout of states, banks, automakers, homeowners struggling with mortgages and pretty much anyone else that WASN”T responsible (at the expense of those who were), part of the stimulus spending […]

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