• Skip The Toy Pile And Go With Stockpile

    Most of my friends have kids and every year I find myself going to numerous …

  • Sonoma Coast Getaway: Timber Cove Resort

    Just recently I went on a weekend getaway to Timber Cove Resort on the Sonoma …

  • Chicken Coop Build Project: Tips & Tricks

    Less than 4 months ago I made the decision to raise chickens. Prior to making that …

  • How To Smoke A Whole Chicken

    One of my favorite things to do during the summer is BBQ. Whether it is …

  • Cutting The Cord on Cable
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    Cutting The Cord on Cable

    I have a love/hate relationship with Comcast XFINITY. I love their X1 technology platform, broad offering of high definition channels, Stream TV app, and Wi-Fi hotspots. I hate being forced to pay for channels that I never watch, having to rent cable boxes, getting my internet speed throttled, and going…

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    The Race to Zero in Trading Fees
    PERSONAL FINANCE

    The Race to Zero in Trading Fees

    Just in this past week Fidelity, TD Ameritrade, Schwab, and E*Trade have all slashed their online stock trading fees in what appeared to be a well-coordinated effort. Fidelity reduced its fees from $7.95 to $4.95, TD Ameritrade reduced its fees from $9.99 to $6.95, Schwab reduced its fees from $6.95…

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    Does Your Portfolio Need A Check-up?
    PERSONAL FINANCE

    Does Your Portfolio Need A Check-up?

    Many people including myself have their investment accounts spread out among multiple financial institutions. That can make it very difficult to get a holistic view of an entire portfolio’s asset allocation. The problem with this is that an investor could unknowingly be taking on more risk than they are aware of…

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