amex: you win, this time.

We booked tickets to a place that looks like this today: I can’t wait to go back!! Colleen and Steve are staying on Kauai, which means I’ll get to visit a new island, too. Plus Matt and I will have a bonus night in Los Angeles, if all goes as planned. I’ve been bitching for months about how much Delta ...

i want a notary public stamp. 4

My sister and I decided a very long time ago that we needed wills. I know that sounds funny at our age, but it’s really the financially responsible thing to do if: – you have any money or assets of value, and – there are people you love. Minneapolis Community Ed offers a regularly-occuring write-your-own-will class for $35, which includes ...

why banks suck: reason #4,840 2

Last night at trivia, I ended up sitting very near a group of loud drunk guys, still in their work clothes, who it was impossible to not overhear. So being me, of course I had to listen. The loudest guy, a slick-looking dude in his late 20s, worked in finance for a GM company. Now, I’d never be one to ...

better dead than red!

You know what’s depressing? How ridiculously well my work-IRA is outperforming the S&P. And that’s because there’s $6,000 sitting in the cash account. (Never fear: the minimum purchase for the fund my investment guy wants to get into is $5k. That’s why it’s sitting there.) Come on, market! You can recover! Someday! You know what’s not depressing? Everything else. Last ...