How $2385 Could Have Done So Much More

How $2385 Could Have Done
Remember the $787 Billion spending stimulus package?  The one where the Government decided to use a large cash infusion to spur spending and ultimately turn the economy around, then place us on a path toward fiscal sanity? Well, after five years of eagerly awaiting its benefits, it seems they may have alluded us.  Signed by President Obama in 2009, the Stimulus Package was the largest economic recovery...
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The Internet | Our Last Tie To The Freedoms We Claimed In 1776

The Internet | Our Last Tie To The Freedom
There’s no question that many of the freedoms that we enjoyed as Americans 20 or 30 years ago have gradually eroded. Heightened fear over crime, zero-tolerance policies, tough drug laws, and the war on terrorism have all brought about compromises to the freedoms that we once took for granted. We can get into a deep analysis of exactly how, where, and why it’s happened, but it’s the reality of...
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Timber Harvesting | Up in Smoke

Timber Harvesting
I negotiated with my wife to score a couple of hours over at the farm on Saturday to do a little clean up.  As a married guy, in order to get some ‘me’ time, I have to earn some ‘marital capital’  by offering to do extra ‘honey do’s’ around the house.  So, on saturday, I traded in some of my reserve capital for a few hours at the farm.  My new tenants had...
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Getting Your Life Ready for Self-Employment

Ready for Self-Employment
You’ve just come up with an outstanding idea for a business. Your business plan is in place, and you have an impressive list of contacts related to the new venture. You’re ready to start your business, right? Not necessarily. Having a great idea and business plan are important, certainly. But there’s one more thing that you need to do before launching your business, and that’s getting your...
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Burned By The Residential Property Inspector

The Residential Property Inspector
Here that sizzle, that is me getting burned by a residential property inspector.  I’ll get to that in a moment, but first let me set the stage for my rant.  My rental farm, the one I harvested timber from, will soon have a new tenant, who will be moving in this Saturday.  I have to admit, I will be incredibly grateful to close the book on this transition.  My previous tenant who I will...
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What’s the Best Free Recipe App?

The Apple Store and Google Play together offer more digital cookbooks than you probably have room for on your mobile device. So which... more →
New tax law might slow down housing market.

What Will the New Tax Law Do to the Housing Market?

The new tax law will have a profound impact on the housing market, although in ways that go beyond the deductibility of mortgage interest... more →

4 in 5 Households Will Get a Tax Cut in 2018

Four out of five U.S. households will get a tax cut as a result of the legislation that President Donald Trump signed into law today. more →
Will bitcoin reach $100,000?

When Will Bitcoin Reach $100,000?

Bitcoin has accelerated its pace of appreciation in recent months, and if the current levels between $15,000 and $19,000 make you itch... more →
The Dow Jones topped 24,000 -- now what?

The Dow Jones Crossed the 24,000 Threshold. Now What?

Stocks appear to be increasing in volatility, yet the markets closed on Monday, December 4 with the Dow Jones Industrial Average is... more →
Peer mortgage

Should You Get a Peer-to-Peer Mortgage?

If you can’t get approved for a home loan from a bank, you might want to look into applying for a peer-to-peer mortgage. more →
Investment gifting is awesome.

4 Things To Know Before You Donate an Investment

While donations of any kind are appreciated, gifting investments benefits both the giver and the receiver. Here are four key things... more →
Are you wondering: What's the Relationship Between the Stock Market and Federal Debt?

What’s the Relationship Between the Stock Market and Federal Debt?

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if gains in the stock market could actually reduce U.S. government indebtedness? If that were true,... more →

Use Nordstrom coupons to get free shipping, huge discounts and special offers

Shopping on a tight budget is quite frustrating especially when you have growing kids who badly need new shoes and clothes. Most housewives... more →