2010 is the big year for Roth Conversions. The $100,000 adjusted gross income threshold is gone forever, allowing anyone at any income level to convert their traditional IRAs to Roths. Also, for this year and this year only, Congress has made the conversion not so painful; you are allowed to report half of the […]
Some friends recently dropped by “to talk”. Once the iced tea was served and the four of us were comfortably seated around the dining room table, I turned to Dave (fictional name) and asked, “So tell me. What’s going on?” Dave said, “Joe, you know we have been on the waiting list to move into […]
Which of the following emotions are you more likely to feel when reading what other people accomplished at your age: inspiration or depression? I long ago realized that I am not a prodigy, so I am not going to lament the fact that I didn’t write my first classic novel at age 20 – something […]
photo credit: gfpeck I realize that the best way to stretch the life of your mower is to treat him right. But for those of us who are less than meticulous about equipment maintenance, naming him works pretty well. Read on for the story of Lazarus the Lawn Mower.
Dear Nephew Joe, I know that you have been doing this personal finance blog thingy for a while now, so I figured some tips from your uncle would be appreciated. I don’t want to come across as sanctimonious but you really need to understand that you are off track on much of what you purport.