- The first time I bought a home, I didn’t use a realtor’s services because I wasn’t convinced that they brought added value to the table. Granted, as a buyer, the realtor walks you through each prospective home, and provides detailed information about the home, current market conditions, and comparable sales statistics in particular neighborhoods. But…Learn More »
- Continuing where we left off during the most recent post … several people contacted me to say that I’m wrong. Just plain wrong in stating that, “paying monthly rent is no more throwing money away than is paying mortgage interest and property taxes.” These folks insisted that rent payments are akin to flushing dough down a…Learn More »
- Friends of mine (a couple I’ll call The Renters) had been renting the same home for more than seven years. They could afford to buy but chose to rent. The thinking being that renting simplifies their lives. How so? No financial responsibility for repairs, maintenance, or property taxes. No tying up a big chunk of…Learn More »
- I used Airbnb for the first time when traveling to northern California this past winter. The sign up process was free, fairly straightforward, and I assumed I would be paying less for decent accommodations than I would otherwise pay at a hotel. After reviewing many places together with the ‘Host’ profiles, I chose a place…Learn More »
- Since 2012, the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) has undertaken an annual comparative study of happiness within nations. The study measures ...
- Yesterday, a homeless man knocked on our front door asking for work. ‘Anything you can offer’, he gently said. I thought for a moment then recalled that there were ...
- Elon Musk, founder and CEO of Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA), recently did something highly unusual: he disparaged his company. Specifically, he knocked ...
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