• steve_jobs

    Should We Worry About Apple?

    There are relatively few companies in which we associate a single person as the company. Steve Jobs and Apple is one of those companies. The initial announcement of the resignation of Jobs came quietly and calmly. It was not completely unexpected as Jobs has been having health issues that have been public since 2004. Even […]

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    DIY to Save Yourself Money: Shelves

    I finally reached the point where I just felt that I needed to clear out my garage so that I could fit both of our cars in the garage. Water splashing from our front sprinklers was starting to leave hard water stains on our cars – which is not a good thing. In order to […]

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    What is the perfect stock?

    I was reading through some random financial blogs and I ran across a particular blog that posed the question “Is [insert stock name here] the perfect stock to invest in?” It actually made me sit up a little straighter in my chair because it’s something that I don’t normally even think about. The perfect stock? […]

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    LinkedIn IPO: Three Weeks Later

    Three weeks ago I wrote my predictions on how I thought LinkedIn’s IPO would pan out. I will admit, while the prediction itself was not exactly a bold prediction, we can see the stock starting to perform as expected. While I say it is performing as expected, I will say that it is higher than […]

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    Floods + Droughts = Higher Prices

    Floods With the Mississippi River floods, farmlands around those areas have taken quite the beating – some deliberately.  News and media outlets have mainly been focusing on the human element and damages to homes and infrastructure, and rightfully so. Estimates are predicting billions of dollars worth of damages once everything is said and done. There have […]

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steve_jobs

Should We Worry About Apple?

There are relatively few companies in which we associate a single person as the company. Steve Jobs and Apple is one of those companies. The initial announcement of the resignation of Jobs came quietly and calmly. It was not completely unexpected as Jobs has been having health issues that have been public since 2004. Even […]

shelves_DIY_scroll

DIY to Save Yourself Money: Shelves

I finally reached the point where I just felt that I needed to clear out my garage so that I could fit both of our cars in the garage. Water splashing from our front sprinklers was starting to leave hard water stains on our cars – which is not a good thing. In order to […]

Up graph in front of newspaper stock market tables. 3d render.

What is the perfect stock?

I was reading through some random financial blogs and I ran across a particular blog that posed the question “Is [insert stock name here] the perfect stock to invest in?” It actually made me sit up a little straighter in my chair because it’s something that I don’t normally even think about. The perfect stock? […]

linkedin (1)

LinkedIn IPO: Three Weeks Later

Three weeks ago I wrote my predictions on how I thought LinkedIn’s IPO would pan out. I will admit, while the prediction itself was not exactly a bold prediction, we can see the stock starting to perform as expected. While I say it is performing as expected, I will say that it is higher than […]

USACE_Fort_Peck_Dam

Floods + Droughts = Higher Prices

Floods With the Mississippi River floods, farmlands around those areas have taken quite the beating – some deliberately.  News and media outlets have mainly been focusing on the human element and damages to homes and infrastructure, and rightfully so. Estimates are predicting billions of dollars worth of damages once everything is said and done. There have […]

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Social Media is over-valued

I have been writing for a while now about my views on social media companies and their apparent valuations. I just cannot see how these valuations can be so high, especially considering the known business models they each use. LinkedIn was first, next comes the Groupon IPO. The good folks at gplus.com gathered data and […]

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When is the right time to buy a home?

Yesterday came news that the home-price index fell to its lowest point since 2002. It appears that now is a great time to invest in real estate! Errr… Wait a minute… Didn’t we hear the same thing last month and the month before? Are the people that invested last month suckers? I’m sure we all […]