Religion is one of those topics that's unexplored when it comes to personal finance. If you surf the web, you won't find much discussion of it. If you read the Wall Street Journal or Investors Business Daily, you hardly see a mention of religion at all. This is a shame. If you look at it, religion has played a defining role in much of human history. For example, religion was … [Read more...] about Why Episcopalians and Jewish People are Richer
If you know you’re likely headed for divorce, you may want to protect yourself by selling assets such as property, personal items, cars, etc. However, there are many aspects to take into consideration before making any such move. Selling possessions before divorce can have serious repercussions in how the court treats you once you file the divorce papers. … [Read more...] about Can a Spouse Secretly Sell Possessions Before Divorce?
I like to talk about investing and saving money. Often when I'm chatting with my friends or colleagues, people will tell me that they think money brings out the worst in people or that stock brokers are all crooks. Because of this, they don't want to invest. As a result, they tend to miss out on the advantages of owning stocks and bonds. … [Read more...] about Is Your Broker A Thief?
America worships celebrity. As a society, we tend to view celebrities as having better judgment, as being more ethical, more attractive and more worthy of attention that average people. In my searches for financial information on the internet, I've come across some interesting links on the relating to celebrities and their financial lives. It seems that if you take a closer … [Read more...] about Celebrities Build Wealth Just Like You And Me
Have you ever been in the situation where you are working more than one job and wondered how it may actually be affecting you? Dual employment has been getting some light shed on it lately and for good reason. Dual employment means exactly as it sounds like. It is when you hold two jobs at the same time and you are on the payroll for each. There are some obvious and … [Read more...] about Repercussions of Dual Employment
Bitcoin was the financial shot heard 'round the world. Though most people in America still don't understand cryptocurrency, roughly 60% have heard of it. If you aren't sure what Bitcoin is, or how it works, the following is a brief synopsis. Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency powered by a blockchain. The blockchain (and Bitcoin itself) was created by a still-anonymous individual or … [Read more...] about How Bitcoin Is Changing Cyber Crime, Cloud Storage, and More
Have you ever had one of those life experiences with a complete stranger that made your heart break, even though you don't know them? This just happened to me in a 30 minute taxi ride on my way to the airport and I can't stop thinking about it. As you know I am not a fan of Uber. Not because I don't value the service, just because I'm not convinced it's a safe mode of … [Read more...] about Why Uber is Ruining Everything
Hi All, Embarking upon a new relationship is a wonderful time in life - emotions are running high and you have ton of optimism about the future you will build together. The last thing you want to do is jeopardize your love by discussing mundane things like who brings home the bacon. But when you are getting together issues related to money are inevitably going to come up. … [Read more...] about Use Communication and Pre-nups to Build A Strong Relationship
Good morning Dinks. I am sure you already know this about me but I am going to say it again, I love watching movies. Crime fiction movies are my ultimate favorite, I love a good CIA or FBI movie. I know it’s weird, but give me a good plan executed into the perfect crime and I’m hooked. If the plot is about money crimes it makes the story even better. I should also … [Read more...] about 7 best movies about money crimes
Good morning Dinks. What is it that you want out of life? Maybe you want to be successful, maybe you want to be rich, maybe you want to be famous or maybe you want to be happy. If you want to be or have something in life that you don’t have right now my question is – what’s stopping you from achieving it. If we gave you $1 million to give up your dream would you do … [Read more...] about Would you give up your goals for $1 million?