Equity Vs. Liquidation Value

One consequence of the real estate crisis that slammed the US (and hit our area particularly hard) was a collective consciousness of what it means to be “underwater”. People who had never heard the term “underwater” in reference to anything other than where they’d be able to cool off after their swimming pool was […]

What Is A Structured Settlement: $1000 Giveaway

We’re trying something a bit different today, namely co-hosting a $1000 giveaway with a group of other personal finance blogs. It extends from now through January 31st, with a single $1000 cash prize. Your chance of winning will depend on the number of entries, but I’m willing to bet they’ll be significantly higher than your […]

Why We Love Public Records

An oldie but goodie – Here’s the first time Kitty PoP encountered an armadillo. He was fascinated!

Okay, maybe “love” is a bit strong when it comes to something like public records, but public records have definitely played a role in in our investing to date, and I suspect they will continue to do […]

Why We Can’t Itemize Taxes

Kitty PoP was getting a little cuddly while I was typing this post. Apparently he loves talking about taxes. =)

With all the fiscal cliff talk bouncing around the media these days, there’s been a LOT of talk about the future of federal income taxes. One piece of the discussion that I find interesting […]

Life’s A Marathon – Where Are You At?

At a recent road race, I heard another runner pass on some great words of encouragement:

“You’ve put in your deposits with all your weekly training runs, now you’re just cashing it in to buy that dream you’ve been saving up for.”

There’s a lot of truth to that statement. Even […]