Personal Finance

Kevin on March 4th, 2013

I stumbled across this fascinating video yesterday, and wanted to share it with you.  It would appear we have an issue, although the extent to which you feel that’s the case likely varies, depending upon your politics, beliefs and personal finances. If you’re using a reader, the video may not appear; here’s a direct link:  […]

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Developed by the former Amazon, JP Morgan, and WSJ executives who created Wikinvest, SigFig (short for “Significant Figures”) is a free investment tracking tool that enables you to track all of your accounts in one place, as well as provides robust analytical tools. SigFig’s goal is to level the playing field a bit, enabling you […]

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If you’re having your car’s oil changed every 3,000 miles, you’re likely overdoing things and wasting money.  Most modern vehicles can go much longer between oil changes – in some cases, up to 15,000 miles. Check your Owner’s Manual or go to to see what your car’s manufacturer recommends: I should note that if […]

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Kevin on May 31st, 2012

Chase has upped its points bonus to 50K on the Business Bold Ink card: The BB Ink card is the business sibling of the Chase Sapphire card I’ve written about in the past.  Although positioned as a business card, individuals can simply use their social security number and indicate that they’re operating a sole proprietorship.   […]

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Kevin on June 27th, 2011

If you haven’t established a reliable system for saving your receipts for key purchases, consider utilizing your cell phone. There’s no need for a scanner or paper filing system, and it only takes a few seconds to ensure that you have an easy to locate receipt for all your important purchases. Here’s how: Whenever you […]

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Watching the stock market over the last couple of weeks reminds me of The Cyclone at Coney Island – dramatic ups and downs, and all the passengers get knocked around a lot. If you’re worried about the relative degree of risk the market presents today, or at any point for that matter, there are a […]

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Kevin on December 29th, 2010

As each year draws to a close, I find myself in a reflective mood, reviewing how the year went, what I achieved – and didn’t – and my plans for the following year; I imagine many of you do the same thing. I usually have several days off during late December, and take advantage of […]

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