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What I’m Reading: May 2017

I've entered the world of kidnapping and sex scandals (vicariously, you can be sure). After thoroughly enjoying Jeffrey Toobin's The Run Of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson, I've read two more of his books:       With American Heiress, I didn't know too much about...

How To Make The Most Of Summer

Summer is almost upon us, and I'm here to offer a suggestion for making it an amazing one - one where you can look back and reminisce on how much you did and how much fun you had. To share this suggestion, I need to start with a story that goes back to the days when I...

Pick One! Drinks, Dinner, An Excursion, or WiFi

Not too long ago, I saw a promotion for a cruise. BOOK NOW and receive your choice of one of the following options: FREE Open Bar FREE Specialty Dining FREE Shore Excursion Credit FREE 250 Minutes of WiFi Which would you choose? Now, there's no right or wrong answer...

2017 Retirement Contribution Limits

It's important to know how much you can contribute to various retirement plans. Similar to my post in 2016, I have summarized many of the retirement contribution limits for 2017. This is not a comprehensive list, but it does cover the questions I receive most often....

The Best Album of 2017 (So Far)

We're over a quarter of the way through 2017, and to me, one album stands out above rest (so far): Khalid's American Teen   Khalid is 19, this is his debut album, and I can't recommend it enough. So go, listen now!   Early prediction: As I was Chance the...

10 Financial Questions To Ask Yourself

Here are 10 financial questions to ask yourself: How much money do you need to live every month? (This should be enough to cover all your fixed expenses (rent, utilities, phone bill, etc.), plus groceries, gas, and others things you'll need, even though the amounts...

What I’m Reading: March 2017

A common interview question I've noticed on podcasts and in print is some variety of: "What are your favorite books?" "What are your most gifted books?" "Which books had/have the biggest impact on you?" or "Which books do you most recommend?" Here's how I would answer...

My 30 Favorite Things

My 30th birthday was last month and, inspired by a friend, I made a list of my of my 30 favorite things, grouped into three main categories: My Top 10, Tools & Resources, and Fun! Here they are: My Top 10 My Siblings My Family My Friends God Health Nature...

A Friendly Reminder to File Your Taxes

Unless you file for an extension, taxes are due on Tuesday, April 18th this year. The point of this post is short and sweet: Don't forget to file them! Recommendations In the past I have recommended both Turbo Tax and Fishback Tax. I know people who have had success...

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