Retire Who? When? Me?
- Created on 18 September 2013
The big misconception is that you need to be at a predetermined financial checkpoint at specific points in your life to ensure that retirement is a smooth transition. Well crafted radio and television advertisements from investment companies, the recent recession, and the fluctuations in your personal investment/retirement accounts over the past 5 years probably haven’t helped alleviate your stress either. Don't freak out. Again, DO NOT freak out. If you get starteddoing something, you'll be better off when you retire.
- Created on 14 September 2013
Hopefully you’ve never been financially hoodwinked, or any other way for that matter. When protecting yourself, going on offense is generally the best defense. An interesting show, American Greed, profiles a wide variety of white collar criminals each week. Most are familiar with Bernie Madoff, but scam artists work all levels of the income spectrum. Each time I watch that show or read of someone’s financial mishap, I always wonder if that could happen to me.
Let’s dig in to a few stories and learn from their debacles to prevent scam artists from monkeying with our money.
Handling Hard Core Sales Pitches
- Created on 09 September 2013
We’re dipping our toe in the kiddie modeling pond; just to check out the landscape of possibilities. After a complete stranger yelled from a passing car, “Your son is sooooooo handsome”, I’ve decided to let my guard down and give kiddie pictures a try. In my mind, this is just another experience. Worse case, no one calls and we have a few more photos for the album. Best case, we book a few gigs, pad his college savings fund, and create a new memories to cherish. This is me, trying to tamp down expectations.
Off to the first “modeling agency” we went.