Month: September 2017

Spending Money on Experiences vs. Things

Research shows that people generally tend to be happier when they spend more money on experiences and less money on things. It can sound a little hippie and new-agey to those who are trained to look at the appreciation rates of commodities and other hard assets, but in my opinion, there’s an even more fundamental […]

My First Memory of Brand Names

I’m sure there were plenty of encounters with other brands and merchandise along the way, but the first real memory I have with brand names is being in late grade school and throwing a huge tantrum in the shoe store because I wanted the Nikes and my mom was pushing the Converse. Nikes were cool […]

The Fine, Fine Print of Buying a Home

Whether it’s their first home or their fifth, a lot of home buyers are excited about searching for their new home. It’s a momentous occasion. It’s also one that tends to be split into all the various financial considerations and the personal passion for a place you can truly call your own. You need to […]