Month: October 2019

4 Smart Reasons Why College Isn’t for Everyone

Some things in life are painfully overrated. Take camping, for instance. Or iPhones. I’ve never understood the allure of luxury cars or the Baby Boomer generation’s collective fascination with Bob Dylan either. And although it pains me to say this — because it will probably ruin any chance I’ll ever have of scoring a date with her …

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Dirty Harry Teaches Us a Lesson on Opportunity Cost

I was in heaven last week because one of my favorite movie channels ran all five Dirty Harry movies in succession. In Dirty Harry, during that famous bank robbery scene where Inspector Harry Callahan ends up spouting off his “Do ya feel lucky?” line, he gets shot in the leg. It is one of the most …

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Be Careful, Priceline Users! Name a Wrong Price and You May Go To Jail

Source: Len Penzo [https://lenpenzo.com/blog/] I bet you didn’t know Priceline had a jail. I didn’t either until I got tossed into their web-based hoosegow for 24 hours. Heh. What was my “crime” you ask? This is kind of embarrassing to admit, but I recently made an offer on a rental car for our family vacation that was …

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The 13 Important Items Everyone Should Keep in a Fireproof Safe

Source: Len Penzo [https://lenpenzo.com/blog/] For some people, it’s tough letting go. Of anything. Take my wife, for instance; she saves everything. The other day the Honeybee showed me her baseball ticket from our very first date way back on September 24, 1995. And if I ever feel oddly compelled to scrutinize the birthday card I …

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The Best and Worst Home Renovations for Maximizing Return On Investment

As a homeowner, you have a lot of freedom when it comes to how you make your home look. If you’re living in your forever home, then renovate to your heart’s content. But if you think there may be a chance you could end up selling your home one day, then it’s important to know …

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A First-Time Buyer’s Guide for Gold and Silver

As economic turmoil around the world continues to increase, more and more people are buying gold and silver for wealth protection. Gold and silver are insurance against currency collapse, although some people buy them as investments too. If you’re thinking about purchasing gold or silver for the first time, the two biggest questions usually are: Where …

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11 Great Retirement Saving Tips for Twenty-somethings (& Older Folks Too)

For most twenty-somethings, saving for retirement is typically far far down their priority list. After all, it’s tough to get motivated preparing for an event that won’t arrive for 30 or 40 years. Heck, I know thirty-somethings and even a few forty-somethings who admit that they still have trouble setting aside a portion of their income for their golden years. Are …

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