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Angle Over Force

So I’m out shoveling the driveway a few days before Christmas.  This wasn’t the fun, freshly fallen snow that you plow aside with an easy rhythm.  This was the “I didn’t wake up to snow blow” snow that you drove over and is now cemented in place showing your exact tire tracks.  As I hammered away wondering if my shovel …

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Happy New Year!

So many things to be thankful for, including and especially everyone reading this Happy Hour post each week. 🙂  Happy Friday and Happy New Year from the Imrich Family! 

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Life Insurance – The Basics – Part 3

Today we breakdown some of the very basic differences between “term” life insurance and “perm” (permanent) life insurance.  One of the key things mentioned towards the end is that one is not necessarily better than the other.  As I mentioned in Today’s Happy Topic – Death, all types of life insurance are tools and it’s knowing when to use which …

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Mr. Willowby’s Christmas Tree – Annual Repost :)

On our last trip down to visit my parents I found an old children’s book I remembered from many years ago.  The title, Mr Willowby’s Christmas Tree (aside – after re reading I think it’s one of my favorites all time, right up there with Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl) The general story is well to do Mr. Willowby …

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Investments – The Basics – Part 2

Investment selection, management and portfolio construction could be a 19 part series and still not cover it all.  Today we go over the difference between a stock, mutual fund and exchange traded fund on a very basic level.  I use a hokey illustration to help us remember the differences.  Most importantly I introduce Wizzy the Wisdom Keg as the official …

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One Year Is a Long Time

In 2019, I exercised more and ate healthier than any of my other years on this planet.  I learned what it takes to burn off one calorie and that was super depressing.  We started the year with this 10 day plant based challenge which helped bring some much needed perspective to our day to day eating habits.  In the spring, …

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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 …