Archive for the ‘Personal Finance’ Category

P2P Lending

In an effort to further diversify my investments, I’ve been looking in to Peer to Peer Lending.  There are different risks than with stocks or bonds, which is important for diversification.  See Wikipedia article.  The article at is also very informative and persuasive.  And a Google search is always a good idea. After doing […]

Cash Reserves

I find that tax season is always a good reminder to do a financial review.  If you read financial planning information at all, you’ll find that everyone recommends that you build up a cash reserve and keep it somewhere safe.  The definition of how much to keep, and where to keep it varies. In my […]

2008 Income Taxes

I’ve got the first draft of our 2008 US income taxes done. I think this is as early as I’ve ever done it, and it seemed easier than it has been in the past. I looked at the systems I’ve got in place, and see some things I’ve done over the years that add up […]