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Friday, April 21st, 2017

Financial Lessons Learned – It’s Worth It To Pay To Avoid Commercials

Yesterday I wrote about the abysmal state of retail affairs and I wrote mostly about my personal experience but I also wanted to cover another topic on why I think retail is suffering.  A few years ago, I cut the cord and switched most of my TV viewing habits primarily to three mediums: Netflix, Hulu, […]

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Thursday, April 20th, 2017

The Sad State of Retail Stores – Hint, It’s the Experience!

I am going to share a secret with you, it has been over 3 years since I’ve set foot in a traditional retail store.  I do almost all of my shopping on Amazon and the only two other places that I visit occasionally are the grocery store and Costco.   The grocery store I visit […]

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Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

United Airlines Passenger Fiasco Could Have Been Avoided Easily With Free Market

If you haven’t seen the brutal video of a passenger on United being beaten to force him to give up his seat then you must have been hiding under a rock but that’s not what I want to talk about. I’ve read countless twitter posts, articles and opinions on this issue but no one has […]

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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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