Market Review and Status — End of 2018

2018 turned out to be a really wild year with the year starting out with drops in January and March that looked like the “end was near” but then came back and continued upward. By August the markets were up quite a bit for the year and it was looking like it was going to […]

Market Review and Status – End of 2017

This occasional review is probably a dangerous thing for me, but something I’ve wanted to do for a while.  It is dangerous because you and I will be able to read the archives and see how I did from a hindsight perspective that I do not have as I write them.  So if you’re willing […]

Some Investment Education History

As I built the web pages for the Finance section of this site as part of it relaunch, I realized that I wanted to put much more into the description of how I got my financial education.  Here is a brief history of my investment education. My education really started when I was in elementary […]

My first posting

This is a placeholder for all of Christy’s blog posts where she can highlight particular projects and things like that.  This post will go away when there are actual posts to put up.

When Life Gets Complicated (Part 2)

In the last blog entry, I discussed how things we consider to be rather simple tasks can become more complicated as we age. Also mentioned was how additional home services can handle these tasks and allow someone to continue to live in their home rather than moving into a care facility, which is cheaper overall. […]

Your company CEO gets paid too much

If you are an investor who owns stocks in your portfolio, your company board of directors may be doing you a disservice by paying the CEO too much. According to this article in the American Association of Individual Investors website, the company returns for CEOs that get paid in the upper tiers are much less […]

Tom’s Astronomical Journey

As you begin to read this blog, you may be wondering a little bit about how I got interested in this field. A friend recently took this photograph of me for the Delaware Astronomical Society (DAS) member pages and I realized that it really is a good photograph to describe my journey. My arm is […]

When Life Gets Complicated (Part 1)

One of the things that happen naturally as we age is that our minds age as well and tasks that seemed really easy start to feel more and more complicated. Most people wouldn’t think of these as tasks that are all that hard, but for an older person these can easily become confusing to the […]

Considering Joining A Startup?

Are you tired of working for a large company and feel you need to leave in order to find something meaningful? Or are you new in the workforce and not sure if you want to work for a big company, a small company or a startup? Then you’ll want to ask some questions of yourself […]