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DirecTV Now Channel Lineup

November 30, 2016 0

Recently, I mentioned the DirecTV Now streaming service…  Here’s the channel lineups. Be warned, while these prices seem enticing, there may be taxes charged by your city. While there may be taxes, you won’t have to pay for a cable/satellite box anymore.   If you like in certain cities, you will […keep reading]


All I need is the air that I breathe

November 30, 2016 0

Many years ago, when people started paying for water, I thought it was a joke; it would never last. Now, more than $100 billion is spent every year on bottled water globally. So how about bottled air? How much are some people in China prepared to pay for fresh air? At […keep reading]


Cord cutting from AT&T: DirecTV Now

November 29, 2016 0

The long awaited streaming service from DirecTV is finally here. DirecTV Now will be available on November 30th. There are several pricing options, starting at $35 / month. You can also purchase HBO / Cinemax for an additional $5 / month Here’s a table showing the package options:  


Investing in real estate vs the stock market

November 26, 2016 1

Over the long term, the stock market outperforms the value or real estate considerably. A $100 investment in the average home (as tracked by the Home Price Index from the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA)) in 1975 would have grown to about $500 by 2013. A similar $100 investment in […keep reading]

source: Unsplash/Athena Lam

Saving money… one latte at a time

November 25, 2016 2

It is distressing, to say the least, to realize how unwilling most people are to live below their means, and save and invest money for their future. For many people, it’s not just an inability to save, it’s an unwillingness to live on less than they earn, and set money […keep reading]

source: FLickr/Jenn Deering Davis

Where young adults are relocating to

November 24, 2016 0

A recent report in the LA Weekly suggests that Millennials are leaving LA. Possibly contradicting that data, the following map shows where young people are moving to and moving from. The bluer states have the highest increase in young adults, the tan/brown colors have the highest migration out of those […keep reading]

source: Flickr/Liz West

Happy Thanksgiving

November 23, 2016 0

Happy Thanksgiving Happy Thanksgiving. Many of us have a lot to be thankful for. One of my favorite quotes from Warren Buffett: I’ve had it so good in this world, you know. The odds were fifty-to-one against me being born in the United States in 1930. I won the lottery […keep reading]

source: Flickr/Diariocritico de Venezuela

‘Tis the Season to be Shopping

November 22, 2016 0

Car Buying Five worst cars for resale value – This doesn’t mean that these are bad cars. It just means that these cars depreciate more than other cars do. So all things being equal, if you plan on owning one of these cars for a couple of years, and then selling […keep reading]