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My Six Thousand Dollar Boat Ride

Boat #3, My $6000 Boat Ride

This story begins about sixteen years ago when I first moved to North Carolina from New York. For most of my life I have been an avid Salt Water fisherman and have always yearned to own a boat. Moving to NC presented and opportunity to have some fun with fresh water bass fishing. I did that with a vengeance! I ... Read More »

My Mortgage Refinance Experience with Roundpoint Mortgage

Refinance Mortgage

Being immersed in the personal finance blog community over the last several months, I couldn’t help being exposed to the thought that now might be a good time to refinance my mortgage. It’s something I have studiously avoided in the past. It seems that as hard as I try, I can never get a true “no closing cost” loan and end up increasing the amount I ... Read More »

The Wise Dollars Mid-April 2013 Favorite Blog Posts

It’s been a long and busy week for me. Starting a new job with a trip to Vegas sounds like fun, and it was! But it also meant that my time was programmed during the day and the evenings were typically spent with clients. If you haven’t noticed, I haven’t spent been commenting much on other blog sites. I’m way ... Read More »

A Quirky Way To Market An Idea

Quirky Idea Ear Buds

Have you ever had an idea for something new? A revolutionary new gadget, or a significant improvement to something that was already out there? Have you tried to take it to Market? If you have, you know that taking an idea for a new product to market is a complex maze. There’s intellectual property you have to protect, prototyping of ... Read More »

The Wise Dollars Keyboard Musings – First Edition

I decided that I need to post some random musings on a periodic basis. Updates, mini rants, interesting blog notes. These are all things I want to write about but don’t necessarily want to do an entire post on. I won’t be putting these out on a set schedule, so don’t look for them regularly. Once in a while, when you ... Read More »