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This post is the third post in my new series on Travel Hacking.  In Travel Hacking: Round Two, I was expecting the third round to be about using the Chase Southwest Rapid Rewards Card.  Life happened and I had to amend those plans. The change in plans was due to an unexpected expense that recently occurred.  When you own a house, unexpected bills occur.  When you own an older house, they tend to pop up more frequently because things
I am not new to investing.  I have been an individual investor for a couple of decades.  Over that period of time, I have seen it all.  There have been booms, bubbles, and busts.  As the result of my experience, I wonder if I have become financially agnostic. Over that same period of time, I have not sold low as the markets bottomed out or experienced irrational exuberance when the market soared.  My goal has always been to reach
When an investment portfolio is being designed, there are a few basic factors to consider.  What is your age? What are your savings goals?  Do you know the type of returns do you expect to earn from your investments?  The most important factor to consider is much risk can you tolerate?  Using beta to measure investment risk is a great measurement to review. When the stock market is soaring, investors tend to forget about risk.  Who wants
An Adjunct Professor is a Professor who is not on the tenure track.  Most Adjunct Professors are professionals who have an advanced degree (MS, MBA, MA, JD, or Ph.D.) and have full-time careers outside of academia.  Many teach evening, weekend, or online classes.  Adjunct Professors are utilized to teach both undergraduate and graduate classes based on their own current level of education and specialization. If you have an advanced degree, want to earn some extra money, and like
In July, my wife and I went to Ireland on vacation.  It was our first time in Ireland.  Last summer, we went to London on vacation.  We tried to combine England and Ireland into one trip but decided against it.  We wanted more time to explore both countries on separate trips. We had a wonderful time on our Ireland vacation. Naturally, I was excited about going to visit Ireland.  What made the trip a little more exciting was that it