Car Troubles – Repair or Replace It?

Car troubles - repair or replace?

If you have car troubles, and your car is much over five years old, you face a real dilemma. Should you repair or replace your car? The answer for each person—in each case—will be different. It will depend upon the history of the car, its overall reliability, and your personal needs. Let’s take a look […]

Adventures in Guitar Shopping

I started playing guitar as a teenager and through the years I’ve gone through many stages as a player. I started with an electric guitar, then bought a classical, then an acoustic-electric, a hollowbody jazz box, a bass, and an assortment of accessories and recording gear. I have bought and sold over a dozen guitars […]

The Financial Impact of the Supreme Court DOMA Rulings

The Supreme Court just struck down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) as unconstitutional. While this will have far-reaching implications social and political implications, it will also have a major financial impact on many people. Let’s take a look at how same sex couples will be impacted (financially) by this change. Benefits Are Now Wide […]

Traveling with Young Children

Travel with Children

My wife and I just returned from an out of state vacation, our first with both of our children, ages 1.5 and four. Two years ago we traveled with our oldest daughter who was two at the time, and we stayed with my parents. That was a relatively easy trip, and we didn’t need to […]

The Real Cost of Fast Food

Fast Food French Fries

When I first got out on my own, I’d often stash my change in the ashtray of my car. That way, if I needed a quick meal the day before payday, I could find enough quarters and dimes to go to McDonald’s or Taco Bell. After all, one of the real benefits of fast food […]