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Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

Where Are My Tax Shelters?

I’ve been working on my taxes this year and was sadly disappointed to see that I would have to pay an additional $5,000 on top of the $70,000 I have already paid in taxes for 2016.    It seems that I was hit with multiple bonus taxes for Medicare and the AMT for some reason. […]

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Monday, February 6th, 2017

I Know Why NFL Ratings Are Down! It’s the Commercials!

This past weekend I watched the Super Bowl.  It was the ONLY NFL game I saw the entire season in its entirety and I thought it was the best game ever and I can’t wait till next year to watch this ONE NFL event either.   So why doesn’t anyone want to watch NFL games […]

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Monday, December 5th, 2016

Sonos 5 – Beware of the Built-in Microphones That May Inevitably Be Used By Government Agencies or Bad People

Christmas is just around the corner and I have been struggling with what to buy for others and myself.   I don’t really need nor want a new 4k TV since what I have now is fine – I even have TVs that I don’t use in the house!   The new MacBook Pro that I’ve been […]

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Wednesday, April 6th, 2016

Costco Is The New WalMart, Hello Boxed

I write to you with very sad news….I am no longer a Costco fan.   I fell in love with Costco many years ago, they always seemed to have great stuff and great customer service but my last few visits reminded me of why I stopped shopping at Walmart many, many, years ago.    The […]

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Friday, February 26th, 2016

Robby Soaves versus Talia Jane – Both are wrong or right?

I came across Robby Soaves “Fired Yelp Millennial  earned what young workers are worth” and it boiled my blood.   What these so called “financial journalists” often fail to realize is that people like Talia Jane are victims of a grander failed policy plan of an organization called the “Federal Reserve” which is THE key […]

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Monday, September 7th, 2015

Why Are All The Personal Finance Bloggers Dying Off?

This Labor Day weekend I decided to stroll down memory lane and catch up with some personal finance bloggers that I enjoyed reading over the years and much to my surprise I find that most of them have either sold out and moved on or have left their blogs hanging out to dry in the […]

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Sunday, September 6th, 2015

The Rich Do Get Richer and The Poor Do Get Poorer

On this Labor Day weekend I had hoped to write something a bit more optimistic but the truth is that holidays are usually a time for me to reflect on what has been happening with close friends and family.   As I do this on Labor Day weekend I come to the inescapable conclusion that the […]

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Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

The 2015 Guide To TV Cable Cord Cutting

It has now been a little over three years since I cut the TV cable cord and I figured I’d give everyone an update on how things have changed and progressed over that time. First and foremost the most exciting thing to happen is the final realization from companies like HBO and Showtime that there […]

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Wednesday, July 15th, 2015

Amazon “Black Wednesday” Sucks!

I’m a big fan of Amazon but this Black Wednesday in July sucks.    I just tried to buy Amazon gift cards for the $10 promo and got a message that the deal is no longer available.  Really?   You ran out of gift cards already at 8:30 a.m?   The day has barely started and Amazon doesn’t […]

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Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

Beware Costco Travel – Do Your Homework Before Booking a Cruise

I’ve been a big fan of Costco but lately I am starting to have serious doubts about their entire business model and practices. The latest thing may not be Costco’s fault or then again maybe it is so let’s run through what happened and you decide. I got a call from a Norwegian Cruises agent […]

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