T-Mobile’s Stock Up Plan

By |June 27th, 2016|

T-Mobile has come up with a new plan to get you to switch your service.  They want to give you the company.

Well, I suppose that might be a little strong, but it’s the idea behind their new “Stock Up” plan.  Personally I use Google’s Project Fi service, but this idea is strange enough that I couldn’t let it pass

Global Sale on Stocks – Brexit Edition

By |June 24th, 2016|

Looks like the UK has voted to leave the European Union.  Financial markets are reacting horribly to the news, with Europe down 8%, UK down 9%.  So what’s a Brexit? Why are financial markets reacting so bad? Is it time to panic?  Why don’t we knock these questions down one at a time, then my favorite security for riding out

Long Term Travel: What Not To Do

By |June 20th, 2016|

When done for more than a month travel can cost approximately nothing when compared to your current living situation.  It can also be horrendously expensive.  If you would like to blow all of your money travelling, here are some ideas.

Eat Out: Every Meal

When you’re travelling its just too difficult to go to the grocery store and make some simple

Who Will Win the Presidential Election?

By |June 17th, 2016|

Well, it seems to be time for another update regarding the presidential election.  Unless you’ve been living under a rock you’ve probably found out that the two main parties have managed to choose their candidates for president.  Hillary Clinton is running for the Democrats, and Donald Trump is the Republican nominee.  The GOP seems to be of two minds about its

Mailbag: Just Bought a Home, Now What?

By |June 3rd, 2016|

Hi Adam,

I recently purchased a house and the mortgage company sold my information to a life insurance company.  They gave us a call and now we’re a little overwhelmed trying to figure out how to “diversify our finances”.  Should I get an accountant?  Would he help me with this?  We’re a little worried about the additional expense.


The first thing

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Governing Money: All About the FOMC and the Federal Reserve

By |June 2nd, 2016|

The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) is a governing body that sets monetary policy for the Federal Reserve System. It’s made up of 12 members. These members include 7 members of the Board of Governors and 5 of the 12 Reserve Bank presidents. The Chairman of the Board of Governors also serves as the Chairman of the FOMC. And,

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2/3rds of US can’t come up with $1,000

By |May 27th, 2016|

Sometimes life throws you a curveball and you need to come up with some money on short notice.  It might be that you need to replace the windshield on your car, you might suddenly need to take a flight to see an ailing parent.  Life works better if there is some slack in your finances.

Why do I bring this

Cost Saving

By |May 20th, 2016|

In personal finance we sometimes have an obsessive focus on cost savings.  I think the focus comes from the fact that it’s often a blind-spot for folks when they get into budget trouble.  People would always like to make more money.  More money is a panacea for problems.  People tend to equate cutting costs with cutting happiness.  When given

Ideas about IRA’s that are dissallowed

By |May 13th, 2016|

I’m hoping that this list might save some people some time.  After spending a certain amount of time with tax-advantage vehicles there is an inclination to try to get “creative.”  Unfortunately, creativity in this space is mostly disallowed, and more often than not it’s a bad idea.

Collectibles in an IRA

The idea:  Let’s say that I’m a big fan of

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The Panama Papers (Explained)

By |May 6th, 2016|

The Panama papers leaks happened about a month ago.  No doubt there is still more to come as the leak was 2.6 terabytes of data.  Most of the news stories I’ve seen cover this mostly name drop politicians alongside more nefarious individuals alongside the implication that somehow these folks are cheating the system.  At the center of the controversy is

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