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The Ultimate Famous Baby Boomers List
08/06/2010 – 10:48 am PDT | Comments Off

There were almost 80,000,000 baby boomers born between 1946 and1964.  We decided to look at each and every one of them and see how many of those boomers became famous.  Not all of the boomers …

Taking a Hiatus
08/04/2010 – 6:36 pm PDT | Comments Off
Taking a Hiatus

My friends, much as I had hoped to avoid doing anything this dramatic, my current situation compels me to do so: I’m taking a hiatus from The Amateur Financier.  For the rest of August, I’m …

Net Worth Update August 2010
08/02/2010 – 6:42 am PDT | Comments Off

Ah, another month has come and gone.  July was extraordinarily busy, with everything from family visits to graduate school trips taking up time.  Add in the fact that I’m still working, studying for said grad …

The Future of Wealth: The New Retirement
07/30/2010 – 9:06 am PDT | Comments Off

Ah, retirement.  The (long-term) goal of just about everyone currently working, the time when we can call it a lifetime and relax, enjoying the fruits of our labors.  Reaching sixty-five, getting a gold watch, going …

The New American Dream
07/30/2010 – 7:42 am PDT | Comments Off

Time was, the “American Dream” consisted of certain goals that through hard work, some education, a bit of luck and a lot of determination, could be realized.  Now, it seems the American Dream consists more …

The Future of Wealth: Wither The Megacorporations?
07/29/2010 – 6:48 am PDT | Comments Off
The Future of Wealth: Wither The Megacorporations?

One of the (arguably) biggest changes brought about by the rise of the Internet is the spread of entrepreneurial assets and opportunities.  It’s now possible to start a business from the comfort of your pajamas …

The Future of Wealth: Investing in People
07/28/2010 – 5:54 am PDT | Comments Off

(This is the first in a series of posts where I’m looking at the possible changes we’ll see in investing and other financial pursuits in the not too distant future.  It’s inspired by reading (well, …

Should You Outsource Yourself?
07/24/2010 – 7:00 am PDT | Comments Off

I was reading through some of the newest comments I’ve gotten for my ‘Unemployment and Motivation‘ post (still one that attracts the most attention, thanks in no small part to MSN featuring it in a …

Wacky Wednesday: Brave New World
07/22/2010 – 7:06 am PDT | Comments Off
Wacky Wednesday: Brave New World

Previously: There was good news and bad news about your latest attempt to use time travel to become rich without hard work or the need to wait for decades for your money to grow.  The …

The Truth About Politics
07/19/2010 – 12:42 pm PDT | Comments Off
The Truth About Politics

I have a secret to share.  It’s one of the most important secrets in politics, one which most commentators are reluctant to share, but which can, once you hear it, color every political discussion you …