Williams Sonoma Credit Card Review – The Perfect Credit Card for People Who Like to Cook

Williams Sonoma credit card

Savvy shoppers know they can use a branded credit card to earn valuable rewards at their favorite stores.  Today we’re taking a look at the Williams Sonoma credit card which is perfect for foodies who want to earn awesome rewards such as gourmet foods and professional grade cookware and bakeware. My wife and I both love to cook […]

How Does a Reverse Mortgage Work?

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If you’re 62 or older and short on cash, you might be considering a reverse mortgage.  But before you jump in and sign the paperwork, it’s important you understand how a reverse mortgage works. When I was young and just out of college, my parents took out a reverse mortgage on their home.  My dad […]

4 Money Lessons I Learned From Samurai Jack

Samurai Jack

Long ago in a distant land…I, Aku, the shape-shifting Master of Darkness, unleashed an unspeakable evil! But a foolish Samurai warrior wielding a magic sword stepped forth to oppose me. Before the final blow was struck, I tore open a portal in time and flung him into the future, where my evil is law! Now […]

Goodbye Mom

I’ve been a bit less active in the blogosphere than usual lately but I had a very good reason…my Mom was dying. My mother has been battling several serious health issues over the last few years and she had deteriorated significantly in recent months.  She was no longer able to live on her own (even […]

My SitterCity Review – How to Find a Babysitter

My review of SitterCity and how we used it to find a reliable babysitter quickly and easily. A few months ago my wife and I decided we needed to find a reliable babysitter.  In the past we’ve always relied on my sister watch our kids, or we traded babysitting services with friends who also had […]

Investing in Lego and Other Collectibles

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When we talk about different types of investments we are usually referring to things like stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and real estate.  These are the traditional assets that make up a typical investor’s portfolio. But there are alternative investments out there too, and more and more people are turning their back on the traditional stock […]

What Batman Taught Me About Blogging

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Batman has always been my favorite superhero. Don’t get me wrong…Spiderman and Superman are cool and all, but they pale in comparison to the ultimate crime-fighter…Batman. Do you know why I love Batman? Because he’s just like you and me. Sure he’s got lots of money and cool gadgets…but underneath the mask he’s just a […]

Stupid Business Catch Phrases and Buzz Words

These stupid business catch phrases and buzz words drive me up the wall. They are all either condescending, insulting, or just plain overused. Every industry has its share of abbreviations and jargon, but some business catch phrases spread like wildfire from one organization to the next.  These annoying  buzz words are regurgitated again and again in […]

What Scrooge McDuck Taught Me About Money and Life


When I was a kid there was a string of hit Disney cartoons that aired in the after-school hours on weekday afternoons. The Disney afternoon lineup included the Gummi Bears, Tale Spin, Darkwing Duck, Goof Troop, and Chip and Dale’s Rescue Rangers. As a cartoon-loving kid, I was in my glory.  I loved all those […]

Is Walmart Family Mobile a Bargain or a Bust?

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If you’re looking for an affordable cell phone plan and you don’t want to be locked into a long-term contract, Walmart Family Mobile could be your best option.  It might sound odd to buy cell phone service from a giant retail chain, but it is actually a pretty competitive service that uses T-Mobile’s nationwide network […]

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