5 Ways You Can Improve Your Writing

writing

It’s easy to weave thoughts in one’s head, but when it comes to penning down those thoughts on a piece of paper, we are at a loss. We might be pros at scribbling random posts on social media, but when it comes to actual writing, it scares the living daylights out of our minds. Having […]

Beta is not just your parent’s old videocassette recorder it is a financial ratio

What is beta? Why beta?  Well it is the volatility of the stock or portfolio to the market as a whole.  This conversation can get really deep really quick if we start discussing various financial models and the actual calculation of it using regression analysis.  If you would like to know more drop me a line and we can discuss more in depth. What can it really tell us about a stock or portfolio?  Well when you look at a stock that has a beta that has a beta of 1.0, this stock would typically move with the market.  What is the market?  Good question!  The market that is typically benchmarked in the United States is the Standard and Poors 500 or S&P 500 for short. Take a look at what … [Read More...]

Education

Is it too late to get an MBA?

What an interesting week last week, now back to the grind of things.  Today we received a question from a reader who asks, "Is it too late to get an MBA?"  Let us define what the reader considers too late, they consider their mid 40's too late to obtain the advanced degree. What is his dilemma?  Mark is a mid level manager who strives to take that next step but all of the upper echilon have advanced degrees.  Some organizations only recruit talent for upper level positions if they have an advanced degree, his organization is one of those. Mark has his bachelor's degree and is at the glass ceiling for his current credentials at his organization.  He wants to move up and he knows he can … [Read More...]

Finance and Malware: A Love Hate Relationship!

After nearly 3 days of inactivity on my part on my blog I am ready to hit the ground running.  Wow those last 3 days have been hectic.  I woke up Monday morning to find my site acting a little funny.  I didn’t think anything of it so I went about the day.  Monday night I get home and try to check the site to see some the statistics and how things are going.  I get a redirect that takes me to Adfly. First thoughts are this could get expensive.  I have only been blogging 2 weeks if this gets to out of control, I wont be able to afford to drop a lot of money into the site especially since I am not making any money from the site at this point.  Let’s just do a quick analysis – I have been … [Read More...]

Malware / Trojan / Virus – Is this a familiar sight for you?

Well today I had my first experience with Malware.  I was not able to post a regularly scheduled post as usual.  I woke up this morning to check out the website to find a bunch of popups on the site once I logged in.  Talk about shell shock and not having a clue what to do.  Thankfully my fellow Yakeziers were there to the rescue with some valuable posts to help me though this debacle. I quickly got on the phone to my hosting company to see if they had any products that they offered for free to help me remove.  I don’t know if anyone has ever used Inmotion Hosting, but their customer service is outstanding.  I do not have a financial relationship with them at this time other than they are … [Read More...]

Week Dos Recap – I am fluent in Spanish, not really…

Wow a whole 2 weeks into personal finance blogging and I have to say I love doing it.  It has been a great journey thus far.  I am building some great friendships with the personal finance blogging community.  I have found the Yakezie Network great and everyone is very willing to help out.  I learned that with blogging or your spouse you have to give love to receive love.  I am out there sharing the love as much as I can with my fellow bloggers.  Here is it close to midnight preparing the post after a long day of blogging and financial analysis at work.  I am not complaining, just stating that loving takes time.  Here are some of the sites/post that I found quite interesting this week, … [Read More...]

I’m a baller – I own rental furnished apartment properties

Well I am not new to the rental property thing but I will tell you how it all started.  It all started a few years ago about rental properties when we were looking to move out of our furnished apartment for rental because our landlord was driving us crazy.  We were aggressively scouring Craigslist to find an apartment.  Well we found an apartment, ground level which means no stairs! We decided to grab it as soon as we saw it; we definitely thought the rent was well below market value.  Come to find out the gentleman was getting ready to put the house on the market and was just trying to get it rented to cover his carrying costs until he could sell the house.  The house is a 2 family house … [Read More...]