Buying a Second Home?

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Have you thought about buying a second home? Maybe you’ve dreamed of owning a vacation retreat? Like many of you, Mr. Groovy and I have had visions of escaping to our own little wonderland. I’d like to share with you what we have learned as we pursued buying land and building a second home. Reasons … [Read more…]

Government Sucks – Part 1

Corruption

This is Part 1 of my Government Sucks series. To begin this series, I want to give you an insider’s view of the municipality that employed me for over twenty-one years, the Town of Oyster Bay. The Town of Oyster Bay (aka the Town) is located in Nassau County on Long Island, and the services … [Read more…]

Beware the Compassion Industrial Complex

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Financial columnist Barry Ritholtz authored a great tongue-in-cheek column in Friday’s Washington Post on how to ruin your financial life. If you faithfully adhere to his bizarro-world “guidelines” over your lifetime, you will likely die miserable and broke. The only “guideline” I have a problem with, though, is the one regarding our country’s safety net … [Read more…]

Government Sucks – A Series

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One part of me really appreciates government. Without government, it would be impossible to justly restrain our wolfen nature (due process for the accused doesn’t happen naturally), and it would be difficult if not impossible to provide a number of vital goods and services (roads, courts, environmental regulations, and national defense don’t happen naturally). And … [Read more…]

Uber: The Undocumented Cab Company

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Today I came across an article that didn’t have a warm and fuzzy feeling for Uber. Here’s the title of the article. The threat Uber poses to competition and productive capitalism How does Uber pose a threat to competition in the cab industry? What competition was there in the cab industry before Uber and Lyft came … [Read more…]