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Smart Financial Activities Drive Results

“You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take.” -Wayne Gretzky

That quote by arguably the greatest hockey player of all time is a lesson for anyone with a significant goal in front of them.  483 more words

Financial Planning

Is 529 an Interesting Number?

  • 529 is a composite number.
  • Prime factorization: 529 = 23^2
  • The exponent in the prime factorization is 2. Adding one we get (2 + 1) = 3.
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May 2015 NetWorth

Another successful month in the Minion household! I am very pleased to keep raising the Networth bar. It’s telling me that I am doing something right each month, even though at times I am failing on keeping the family expenses underneath the monthly targets. 752 more words


Higher Education is Broke(n) and What I'm Doing About It

I can’t think of a sector more ripe for change than the American higher education system. Americans now owe a whopping $1.2 trillion in student loan debt! 1,791 more words


The Real vs. the Ideal (Sometimes Life Happens)

The latest issue of Investment News reminded me of an article I saw recently about Marco Rubio, a Senator seeking the Republican Presidential nomination. It seems that he cashed in a 401k to buy a refrigerator, an air conditioner, pay some college costs for his children and cover some campaign expenses. 201 more words

Financial Planning

Christopher Heads (Very) East

I hope you have great fortune in the East.
I hope you find yourself fortunate.
I hope the green hills of China
bow to roll under you… 74 more words

100 Poems For 100 Days From The Rt Hon Mark Zito

Happy 529 Day!

Dear Mr. Market:

Today is the last day in May and although you’re still positive for the month you look like you’re limping home. School is wrapping up for the year so perhaps you have a bad case of “senioritis” or “summer fever”.   827 more words

College Savings & Planning