About James Hendrickson

James Hendrickson is an internet entrepreneur, blogging junky, hunter and personal finance geek. When he's not lurking in coffee shops in Portland, Oregon, you'll find him in the Pacific Northwest's great outdoors. James has a masters degree in Sociology from the University of Maryland at College Park and a Bachelors degree on Sociology from Earlham College. He loves individual stocks, bonds and precious metals.

How to Interview When You Don’t Have Experience

By |August 28th, 2021|Categories: Blog, Personal Finance Tips|Tags: , , |

  It's an old paradoxical adage that is also a rite of passage obstacle for young aspiring professionals - you can't get a job without work experience. But the only way to get the necessary work experience is to get a job. Whether you are applying for a part-time job, summer job, internship, or post-graduation job, most young people don't

Joe Biden’s Net Worth is Embarrassing!

By |August 27th, 2021|Categories: Blog, Economics / Politics|Tags: , |

Last night I read an article on Forbes about how former vice president Joe Biden released his financial holdings to the public. And it is plain to see that Joe Biden's Net Worth is embarrassing. It's embarrassing because relatively speaking, as a public servant, he should have more money and assets to show for a life in politics. No wonder

How Much Does Invisalign Cost? For Me, $1,050

By |July 31st, 2021|Categories: Blog, Personal Finance Tips|Tags: , , , |

They say you should brush the teeth you want to keep every day, but that won’t make them straighter. I wanted straighter teeth, but I didn’t want to deal with ugly metal braces in my mouth. Or deal with an orthodontist tightening and readjusting the metal braces in my mouth regularly. Invisalign was my only option. But there was a problem – Invisalign clear aligners are laugh-inducingly expensive. So, how much does Invisalign cost? Invisalign braces can cost anywhere between $2,000 and $10,000.  The average cost of Invisalign braces, according to their official website, is $5,000. So how much does Invisalign cost most people? 

How Technology is Revolutionizing the Gaming Industry

By |October 4th, 2017|Categories: Blog|

Knowing how technology is revolutionizing the gaming industry could give people a sense of where the gaming industry is going. Many people are discussing the future of the online gaming industry and the gaming industry in general. They want to know what's going to happen to this hugely successful and influential industry in the next few years and the next

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What Do You Know About Zero Sum Budgeting?

By |September 26th, 2017|Categories: General Personal Finance|

Managing and improving the health of your personal finances can be daunting. Even people who are good with money on a professional level often have problems with personal budgeting. When it comes to personal budgets, managing debt, and good spending habits, people often have trouble cutting the fat. We often overspend on food, entertainment, and non-essential goods, and fail to

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Give A Silver Or Gold Coin This Christmas

By |September 26th, 2017|Categories: General Personal Finance|

When Labour Day passes and the summer heat turns into chilly fall evenings, it hits you. It might be a display in a store or an ad on TV, but Christmas is coming. If you’re looking for a unique gift idea this year, consider the gift of a silver or gold coin. It may not be high on your children’s

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