December 2011

Do you believe homes are not an investment?  That seems to be the prevailing thinking in the personal finance blogosphere.  Being a homeowner seems to be a bad thing to some authors. After owning seven homes over the past three decade, my experience has shown it does make financial sense.  Of course, you should follow […]


Merry Christmas!

by Kay Lynn

Mr. Boomer, our dog Charger and I survived a long drive to spend Christmas with my parents, siblings and other extended family.  I wish you and those near and dear to you a happy holiday and very merry Christmas! photo by  Lauren Manning


I have been actively working in a few different corporate headquarters over the past 3 years, and there is one thing that I have recently noticed: ugly people don’t often get promoted. Do you believe this to be true? Reasons Why the Ugly Stay at the Bottom So, what is the real reason that the […]


With the holiday spirit amongst us, or at least distracting us, it’s hard to stay focused on business the last 2-3 weeks of the year.  There are parties to discuss, treats to eat and online shopping to finish! Customers are busy too so meetings get cancelled and phone calls go unanswered.  (This doesn’t apply if […]


To roll or not to roll, that is the question.You have been working long and hard for many years now. You could be at the same employer or perhaps you have worked for several different ones over the years. While working you made it a point to take advantage of the 401k because of the […]