An Evaluation of an Indexed Universal Life Insurance Plan

“People are always looking for the single magic bullet that will totally change everything. There is no single magic bullet.” –Temple Grandin After reading this article, if you need more convincing, I perform a second evaluation of an indexed universal life (IUL) policy here. I am almost universally against life insurance that isn’t term based […]

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How the Obamacare Subsidy Threshold Could Make You Pay a LOT More for Health Insurance

“The small businessman is smart; he realizes there’s no free lunch. On the other hand, he knows where to go to get a good inexpensive sandwich.” –Adam Osborne I once remember talking to someone who said that her husband was a dentist and had been offered a pay raise. She wasn’t sure that they should […]

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Are You Eligible for USAA Membership?

“People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.” –George Orwell This is part one of a three part series on USAA. You can read part 2 (the good) here and part 3 (the not so good) here. Disclosure: USAA flew me to San […]

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How Much Would You Have to Budget to Go to the World Cup in 2018?

“We’ve prepared the best we can. We’re ready for it. It’s not about talking. It’s about getting out there and showing by our actions.” –Clint Dempsey I’ve been a soccer fan all of my life. My wife and I went to the World Cup in 2010. We didn’t go in 2014; instead, I spent nearly […]

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How Much Would You Have to Budget to Go to the World Cup in 2014?

“The person that said winning isn’t everything, never won anything.” –Mia Hamm Please note that this article is now outdated. Please click here to find out how much you would need to budget to go to the World Cup in Russia in 2018. Editor’s Note: Numbers and locations updated February 25, 2014. My wife and […]

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Why Drive a Beater?

It has a grill only a mother could love

“I know a lot about cars, man. I can look at any car’s headlights and tell you exactly which way it’s coming.” –Mitch Hedberg “Driving a brand new car feels like driving around in an open billfold with the dollars flapping by your ears as they fly out the window.” –Grey Livingston I drive a […]

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