By Braaak This is a guest post by Braaak, former Portfolio Manager at a major mutual fund family. Currently Braaak provides insurance and other financial services to high net worth individuals and small- to medium-sized companies. He writes … [Read more...] about Optimal Capital Structure for Personal Finance
Just a quick note that I got an email from Bank of America this morning alerting me that I received some direct deposits. Since today is payday for both myself and Stacie, I figured I would just have those two deposits. But lo and behold, I had 2 … [Read more...] about Maryland Refund: In the Bank!
Over a year ago, I asked whether Webkinz were a waste of money or a learning opportunity for kids. I think I can now pose the question for adults as well. A couple months ago, when I had the yearning for a puppy, Stacie decided that a Webkinz … [Read more...] about Can Webkinz Teach Kids Personal Finance?
Now that the tax stimulus checks are mostly distributed, you can't help but notice all of the companies out there trying to pry that money out of our hands. A lot of them are offering special incentives for doing so (for example, Sears is offering an … [Read more...] about A Fool and His Rebate Money…
In the book Does Your Bag Have Holes?, Cameron C. Taylor, in addition to financial and spiritual topics, highlights a number of points regarding the foundations of society, the intent of the Constitution and the role of government in the welfare of … [Read more...] about Is Welfare Unconstitutional AND Bad for Society?
About 2 weeks ago, I told you how I was an idiot and filed our state and federal taxes with the wrong social security number for Stacie. As I write this, I'm on the phone with the IRS to find out whether they processed my return. All I had to do back … [Read more...] about Day 79 of Idiocy: Still fighting for my Maryland tax refund!