Category Archives: Personal Finance

Dell XPS 13 7390

November 8th, 2019

As the holiday season nears, a new laptop for developing skills and personal projects is worth considering. The Dell XPS 13 7390, with an Intel® Core™ i7-10710U processor, is really enticing. Windows 10 Pro, an M.2 PCIe NVMe SDD, and non-touch display are motivating as well. As with other big purchases, a decision will require […]

250,000 Miles

September 14th, 2019

My 2004 Honda Civic LX Sedan reached 250,000 mileson August 29, 2019.

The Intelligent Investor

August 31st, 2017

Benjamin Graham’s The Intelligent Investor motivated changes to my personal investment operation. My copy of the book was published around 2006 and contains Jason Zweig’s commentary relating Graham’s observations about the stock market to the then recent dot-com crash. Having had some exposure to the dot-com crash and being an active participant in securities markets […]

Let the Chips Fall Where They May

November 24th, 2008

Tighter Controls for Personal Finance

October 13th, 2008

Considering the purchase of a new car while the housing and equities markets plummet requires detailed knowledge of one’s financial position. In my case, I was considering the purchase of a 2008 BMW 335i sedan amidst a rise in foreclosures and a significant downward movement in the stock market. With two existing car loans still […]