Monthly Archives: August 2014


Buy a Vacation Home? Be Prepared 2

When you buy a vacation home, you may very well be in for a really big surprise. They cost more than you think. A whole lot more. This blog by Ben Steverman explores the surprising costs associated with vacation home ownership. In short, if the cost of the sought after […]


Wear Your Sunscreen

  Famous 1997 article by Mary Schmich, the 2012 Pulitzer Prize winner, that you may or may not have heard. It reflects her thoughts on what she would give as a commencement speech. Whether you are young or old, it is worth a listen (the link is at the end) […]


Motorcycle Helmet With a Big Price Tag

If you are a rider who absolutely, positively has to have the best helmet, with all the bells and whistles, you certainly want this $1,900 beauty! Why? Well, it includes: Heads up display 180 degree rearview camera Phone integration Integrated music GPS And much more! Essentially, it is a smart helmet. But […]


We don’t need our stuff

Interesting short post from USA Today that would indicate others aroudn the world agree, we have too much “stuff”! It also hints at some new emerging trends to watch like sharing instead of owning. Consumers: ‘We don’t need our stuff’ What will this mean for consumers in the coming decades?   […]


Internet Addiction 1

As I am currently reading a novel about an “internet apocalypse” and the resultant bizarre ways people acted in the aftermath, I began thinking about internet addiction. Internet usage is something we have all struggled with from time to time, whether from an overdose of Facebook or sitting in front of YouTube for […]