Posts in category "Not Real Estate"

Why America Will Never Be Great Again In Two Charts

Why America Will Never Be Great Again In Two Charts
This idea about why America won’t be great again has been floating around in my head for several years now – long before it became a political slogan – and it’s been wanting to get out. I won’t pretend it’s a great insight. It should be common knowledge but apparently it’s not given what the... Read more »

How To Get A Great Deal When Buying A New Car

How To Get A Great Deal When Buying A New Car
Although this post has nothing to do with real estate it’s still about saving money – one of my favorite past times. Most people dread buying a new car. I love it because I get to see just what kind of a deal I can get. As you know, I hate to see people overpay... Read more »

Uncomfortable Conversations Are The Only Path To Unity

Uncomfortable Conversations Are The Only Path To Unity
I decided you could wait another couple of days for me to cover the latest foreclosure statistics because every so often I see something so stupid I feel compelled to post about it even though it has nothing to do with real estate. It turns out that today’s topic has been bugging me for quite... Read more »
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No Signature Guarantees: Just Another Reason To Hate Bank Of America

No Signature Guarantees: Just Another Reason To Hate Bank Of America
Yeah, this has nothing to do with real estate but I like to also keep people informed about important financial matters and this is one of them. First some background: In case I’ve never mentioned it before Bank Of America is the worst. Apparently I’m not alone in this belief because all you have to... Read more »

Your Life Insurance Policy Might Be Your Best Investment Opportunity - 4%+ Tax Free

Your Life Insurance Policy Might Be Your Best Investment Opportunity - 4%+ Tax Free
This has almost nothing to do with real estate but I recently realized that the topic of life insurance as an investment often gets a pretty bad rap. A lot of people will tell you that life insurance is a terrible investment and that if you need life insurance you should simply buy a term... Read more »

This Prediction Market Lets You Legally Gamble On The 2016 Election

This Prediction Market Lets You Legally Gamble On The 2016 Election
Yeah, this is another one of those posts that have little to do with real estate but it’s about a favorite topic of mine that is really cool. One of the best ways to put a value on something is to put it on the market. You’ll find out soon enough what it’s worth. Similarly,... Read more »
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Your Last Wishes: What Really Happens To Them When You Die

Your Last Wishes: What Really Happens To Them When You Die
I’ve been through this a few times now (not dying myself but being involved in the death of others…well, I shouldn’t say “involved” either but you get the idea) so even though this has nothing to do with real estate I thought I would share a few insights with others who think that when death... Read more »

Why The Chicago Post Office Can't Hold Your Mail While You're On Vacation

Why The Chicago Post Office Can't Hold Your Mail While You're On Vacation
4 years ago I wrote about how the Chicago post office is the worst in the nation. It’s like a third world country here. Ever since I came back to Chicago 16 years ago I’ve had numerous issues with the post office – especially when it comes to getting them to do a vacation hold... Read more »

In The Aftermath Of The Sony Hack It's Time For A New Movie Production And Distribution Pardigm

In The Aftermath Of The Sony Hack It's Time For A New Movie Production And Distribution Pardigm
This has nothing to do with real estate and I’m no expert on movie production and distribution but the recent consequences of the Sony hack incident has really ticked off a lot of people – me included. Polls that I’ve seen consistently show about 80% of Americans disagree with Sony’s decision to not release “The... Read more »
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My Family's Unfortunate Experience With The Dallas Hospital That Dropped The Ebola Ball

My Family's Unfortunate Experience With The Dallas Hospital That Dropped The Ebola Ball
By now you’ve probably heard the one about the Dallas hospital that dropped the ball with America’s first Ebola patient. Unfortunately, it’s not a joke. The patient “was released from the hospital even though he told staff he had traveled from Liberia.” That hospital is Texas Health’s Presbyterian Hospital, one that my own family has... Read more »