Earlier this year I wrote about Wells Fargo’s new fees for Quicken users. I found out because I was charged for connecting my Quicken to my Wells Fargo checking account. You see, Quicken has two methods of connecting to a bank account: Web Connect (check balances and transactions only) Direct Connect (conduct online banking and […]
Last month, I put out a request for reader questions, and I’m excited to start sharing some of the questions and stories I received! The readers are what define this website, and so I want to continue to produce content that is relative to you! Anyway, I received a question from Renee on possibly using […]
Given that election season is in full swing, I’ve been having a lot of conversations with friends and family about the candidates and their policies. For most, the biggest issue in the election revolves around taxes and the economy. Personally, I think this is where the candidates have the biggest difference in policies as well. […]
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This week’s bullish case for CarMax in Barron’s encouraged me to reopen a CarMax annual report that had been gathering dust on my desk. As the Barron’s article says, CarMax is a differentiated retailer in a very commoditized space – used car sales. Let’s dig deeper into CarMax’s business model to determine whether or not […]
A story came across the news this weekend about Robert Kiyosaki, the author of Rich Dad, Poor Dad, and how his company went bankrupt last month. Basically, the company didn’t pay the proper royalties on its seminars, and when they lost in court, they didn’t have enough money to pay at all. It wasn’t a personal bankruptcy, […]
One of most common excuses I hear everyday about why people accept being at a sucky bank, insurance company, or whatever XYZ business, is that switching is hard. But you know what – it ISN’T! It just takes time, which is something that many people don’t have. So here are some of my tricks to […]
Timber prices run hot and cold, but for right now, the timber trade is absolutely on. This year, Weyerhaeuser Company (WY) –the largest company in the timber business – has logged an impressive 40% return. Can Weyerhaeuser ride the waves in timber to a record valuation? What Drives Weyerhaeuser Weyerhaeuser is much larger than its […]