Sunday Morning Reading: 3D Printing Edition

3D Printers

There are a number of new technologies on the horizon that will change the way we live. From self-driving cars to drone deliveries, these technologies will reshape our world. Just imagine a day when there are no stop lights or traffic signs, no need for police offers to enforce traffic laws, and the ability to […]

Published or Updated: June 9, 2013

Sunday Morning Roundup: Berkshire Hathaway Shareholder Meeting

Berkshire Hathaway 2013 Meeting

Last weekend my wife, daughter and I flew to Omaha for the annual Berkshire Hathaway shareholder meeting. While it may seem like an odd trip for the family, we had a blast. For me, I found the experience inspirational. I came back from the trip hyper focused on building a great business and investing with […]

Published or Updated: April 21, 2014

25 Personal Finance Resources Every College Grad Should Read


Photo: fotobydave So you just graduated from college, and you have no idea where to start when it comes to managing your personal finances. Or maybe you’re fairly good at budgeting, but you need to know about investing. Either way, this list of resources will more than cover all your financial questions, from budgeting basics […]

Published or Updated: May 6, 2013

How Much Money Can You Save Working from Home?

Photo: atconc Kate Lister, co-author of “Undress for Success: The Naked Truth About Making Money at Home” and researcher for the Telework Research Network, says that about 40 percent of American employees hold jobs that could easily be done from home. The Telework Research Network also says that at least 79 percent of American workers […]

Published or Updated: April 17, 2013

Cellphone Plans: To go prepaid or postpaid?

Cell Phone

Photo: JonJon2k8 Cell phone carriers could learn a thing or two from Hick’s Law. Named after British psychologist William Edmund Hick, it posits that the more choices you’re given, the longer it will take you to choose. Verizon Wireless, meet Dr. Hicks. The options offered to you when buying a cell phone and choosing a […]

Published or Updated: April 16, 2013

Why You Should Save Money

Saving Money

Photo: Tax Credits I charge both of my children rent to live in our home. Even our daughter, who’s a senior in high school, pays rent. But it’s probably not what you think. I “charge” them rent by requiring them to save 50% of the gross income they make from their jobs. It’s still their […]

Published or Updated: April 21, 2014

12 Financial Rules of Thumb You Should Ignore

personal finance guidelines

First, your return to shore was not part of our negotiations nor our agreement so I must do nothing. And secondly, you must be a pirate for the pirate’s code to apply and you’re not. And thirdly, the code is more what you’d call “guidelines” than actual rules. Welcome aboard the Black Pearl, Miss Turner.–Captain […]

Published or Updated: February 12, 2013

A 12-Month Plan to Revitalize Your Finances

Financial Goals

With a little planning and effort, these 12 financial goals can help make 2013 a success. Photo: With the start of a new year, it seems appropriate to think about how we can make 2013 a financial success. But rather than making some New Year’s Resolution about getting out of debt that we won’t […]

Published or Updated: April 21, 2014

How to Give Financial Advice as a Gift at the Holidays

With the holidays approaching, it seems we’re all in a mad dash to our favorite retailers. Between figuring out what to buy for those on our list, to buying the gifts, and then wrapping them, there’s no time to enjoy the holidays. And on top of that, how many gifts will we buy that end […]

Published or Updated: December 12, 2012