I’m of the opinion that you should sell your RSUs as soon as they vest.  RSUs are restricted stock units.  Basically, they’re a way for your employer to give you money but not give you money.  They’re a way for them to give you a carrot to make you want to stick around. For example, […]

Financial update

A few thoughts on finance:   1.  Mortgage We’ve hit some great milestones in paying off our mortgage and we are predicting to pay it off by the end of the year.  However, we are looking at a different approach.  As much as I have loved seeing the balance fall every month by leaps and […]

The system is rigged against you

Life is pain, highness. Anyone who says differently is selling something. “Life isn’t fair” – Your mom  probably told you this a lot when you were growing up.  And to this day it still doesn’t make a lot of sense to most of us.  Why is it some people get it all?  A stellar hand, […]

Fall Finance

When you start seeing blogs telling you to transition from a saver to an investor and people telling you how awesome the stock market is this year (17.88%) then you probably want to start getting involved.  You will fear that you are missing out big time. This is the absolutely wrong time to start investing. […]

Portfolio Update

I sold Fusion I/O.  I just don’t have a good feeling about the company going forward.  A lot of the leadership has left and the stock has totally tanked.  It will be a loss in my account. I’ve been wanting to sell MSFT for a while, but missed the boat on this.  Once the stock […]

Finance Jerk Market Watch

In case you haven’t been paying attention, the stock market is on a roar lately. The rising tide is lifting most boats. This makes those who have money in the stock market feeling pretty giddy and the more seasoned among us looking at possible retirement dates. If only you were so lucky. The Finance Jerk […]

Why you should mess around with stocks

In case you weren’t paying attention, the S&P 500 is up 14.33% from the start of the year.  The Dow Jones is up 8.91% from January 2012 until today September 8th, 2012.  So if you did nothing January 1st but created an account at and bought the ticker IVV or RSP or some other […]