Working Long Hours – Is it Worth it?

Whether or not working long hours is worth it is an age old question with no clear answer.  In looking back at my career and that of other friends and colleagues, I’ve seen the full span of hard working people doing the right thing and being rewarded with great career opportunities and advancement to the […]

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Weekend Reading – Spooky Halloween Edition

With Halloween upon us, no politics, no rants about our country’s profligate spending, just enjoy the weekend, either with kids of your own or scare the hell out of some trick-or-treaters.  The market’s been acting a bit scary of late, but after a 60% move from pivot bottom, it would be unreasonable to expect no […]

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3 Low-Cost Option Strategies for Stock Market Speculation

While stock market speculation is frowned upon by many main stream investors and journalists, options strategies that seek to exploit market volatility or complacency can reward investors handsomely under the right conditions.  There is a fine line between speculation and hedging though, right?  Airlines hedge their fuel costs (heck, I hedge energy costs for our […]

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Family Money – Fairness vs. Favoritism in Gifting, Wills and More

Family Money is a sensitive topic to cover, but I think it’s critically important from both an estate planning standpoint and from the standpoint of personal relationships with family members.  Primarily, when it comes to things like wills, gifting, and financial assistance to family members (usually children) there are a complex array of considerations that […]

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Green-Speak from Companies – What’s in it for Consumers?

I logged into my AT&T account the other day (forced customer due to iPhone) and there was a prompt asking if I wanted paperless billing.  I’ve been receiving multiple notices from other companies I pay bills too as well (in some cases, they actually send a paper notice telling me about it separate from my […]

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5 Reasons Living Paycheck to Paycheck Costs You Thousands

Living paycheck to paycheck – It’s all too common, and easy to do.  Whether someone’s making $25,000 per year or $125,000 per year, a substantial portion of those earners are literally living paycheck to paycheck each month.  While people often justify this self-perpetuating cycle by citing their ever-increasing real estate taxes, feeding a family of […]

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The Gold-Dollar Correlation Explained and Why it Broke Down

Last week, I had posted on how the euphoric gold hype was really just a proxy for a weak dollar investment and there are more highly correlated and efficient means to exploit currency changes than buying an anachronistic, useless metal.  Additionally, there’s talk of a dollar crisis and what it portends for commodity prices.  When […]

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Weekend Reading – Balloon Boy Edition

Another week of great reads.  These are entries from blogs I frequent, and I hope you will too (just come back!).  I’ve also included various finance/investing carnivals that published my material this week and my favorite posts from my two blogs. This week’s edition coincides with a rather bizarre tale of a publicity-seeking family that […]

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Cash for Appliances Details Emerging – State by State

Cash for Appliances, the son of Cash for Clunkers, (and now, the father of cash for caulkers) is a more widely diverse state by state stimulus program whereby consumers can enjoy rebates up to a few hundred dollars while obtaining assistance on disposal of old appliances like refrigerators in some states.  The problem is, there […]

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