How do you Become an Investment Banker

How do you become an Investment Banker? If you have dreamed of a high paying position, then Investment banking could be for you. The hours are long. Sometimes north of 100 hours a week. Beyond that, you will be on call 24/7 to handle urgent requests. Attention to detail is a must, as is multi-tasking, […]

Personal Reflection 2, June 2020

Today is the last day of June. This personal reflection closes out the month and looks forward to July. Things have slowly been reopening, but we have a long way to go before things will be normal again. Work is busy and even benefiting from the pandemic, so I am thankful to still be employed […]

Credit Card Reward Stacking

Credit card reward stacking is a concept to stack multiple offers to receive the most savings possible on your purchases. Using your credit card to earn things like cash back, airline miles, or hotel credit can be a smart financial strategy. But there is a way to earn even more and maximize the benefits that […]

Personal Reflection for June 2020

It’s hard to believe that it is already the middle of June. This personal reflection for June 2020 is going to be some random thoughts and events that have been going on in my life. I’ll save a financial update for another time, since not much has changed since my last personal reflection a couple […]

What is a Negative Interest Rate?

What is a negative interest rate and how do they work? A negative interest rate is an unusual and extraordinary monetary policy whereby a central bank or private banks charge a negative rate. The result is that you will be charged a fee to hold money in the bank. So, why do this? The main […]

Personal Financial Update June 2020

June has arrived and with it my personal financial update, June 2020. Our pool is open, the garden is planted, and we were able to do our first kayak trip of the season on the river near our cabin. The world is still in turmoil, as the coronavirus is still infecting millions of people, and […]

Assets that Increase Your Net Worth

  Buying assets that increase your net worth is a key strategy to building wealth. There are nearly endless assets that you can buy that will help you increase your net worth. I’ll narrow it down to a few of the more common ones that the average person has access to and can invest in. […]

Michael Jordan’s Game Shoes Sell for $560,000 at Auction

A pair of Michael Jordan’s game shoes sold this past Sunday at Sotheby’s New York for $560,000.  A sum that is higher than Jordan’s rookie year salary of $550,000. Bidding began May 8th for the Jordan Air 1s. The actual time frame of when the shoes were worn is not listed, but it is believed […]

Mortgage Refinance Checklist

Refinancing your mortgage is an excellent way to save money and shorten the term of your loan. But you need to do your research to see if a refinance is right for you. Interest rates are at historic lows, but a low rate alone is not a reason to refinance. Here is a mortgage refinance […]

Personal Update May 2020

It’s hard to believe that it is already May. It would appear that things are starting to return to normal, as certain businesses are beginning to reopen. Granted, there is still a long way to go, but it is nice to see some progress. Here is a brief personal update as we head into Spring. […]