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Two Things Chappin’ My Bottom

Readers who have seen the tv show “Family Guy” may remember when Peter gets his own news segment called “What Really Grinds My Gears.” Today’s post is my own version with two of my current top hot buttons.    Number One – Titles in the Financial Profession   I am continually reading about proposed rules on how to better regulate the financial …

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Happy Turkey Day!

Wishing everyone a happy Thanksgiving filled with family and football!  I also hope your meal is more bountiful than my first ever carrot crop. 🙂

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Battle of the Vices

What stocks do you think have been the best performing over the past ten years? If you asked a room of people, I imagine you’d hear great answers like Amazon, Apple, Walmart, Google and Facebook.  All of these companies have done tremendously well, yet none of them have outperformed Dominos Pizza (DPZ) which is up over 4,000% in the past …

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Twice Warned Twice Burned

I am going to avoid singling out which child of mine this post is inspired by, mostly because I don’t want this post to be found 10 years from now and I’ll have to hear “What the heck Dad, why would you write that?!” One fall night I decided to light a candle in our kitchen and place over the …

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BEST Song All Time

Chances are very good that you’ve heard this one before and chances are very low that you love it as much as I do.  My vote for the best song of all time is “Escape (The Pina Colada Song)” by Rupert Holmes. How can you go wrong with lyrics like “I’m not much into health food, I am into champagne.”  …

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Halloween Head Scratcher

Halloween is the best! In what feels like a different life, I had this epic Halloween where myself and three friends rented these enormous full body California Raisin costumes.  What we may have lacked in spookiness we more than made up for in clumsy raisin swagger. With a family, Halloween is different, but just as much fun. Although it makes …

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The Good Problem

I don’t like the way the good problems are being treated and it’s time to change!  Too often I hear “well that’s a good problem to have” or “I wish I had that problem.” I think that good problems deserve and need the same amount of attention and time to solve as all problems do.   Here are two examples of …

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Bet On Yourself

The world is changing at an increasing rate.  Marc Andreeson, a very successful entrepreneur and investor, wrote an essay about 8 years ago titled “Why software is eating the world.” Any job that can be done by software, will be done by software.  As technology advances, more and more of today’s jobs will be vulnerable to this threat.  Along the …

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October Challenge!

This month’s challenge is not about saving money, but saving time.  How do we leverage the dollars on hand today to create a bit more freedom with our most precious resource of time. Earlier in the year I wrote on how to Turn 1 Hour into 1,000 Dollars.  In a future post I’ll expand on how to turn 1,000 dollars …