Thoughts From the Finance Factory

The Best Thoughts From the Factory in 2016

Saying 2016 was an eventful year might be a giant understatement and not just because we had an unprecedented Presidential Election. It was eventful for my blog because we crossed 20,000 views for the year which is exciting to me. This year the blog got a redesign that took away some of the writing time, but I am proud of the pieces I wrote this year and have a very exciting 2017 planned for my readers.


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What Can The Death Star Teach You About Your Personal Finances

I am very excited for the new Star Wars movie Rogue One! I am so excited that I will be one of the fools who see it at midnight on the night it opens.

Rogue One, for those of you that live under a rock or are not Star Wars fans (GASP!), is about the group of rebels that steal the plans for the Death Star that the Empire is building.

The Death Star is a moon sized interstellar war base. It was technologically far superior to anything in existence up until that point.

I have thought about this more than a few times but could you imagine how much it would cost to build something that big?


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Should You Stay Or Should You Go?

One of the tough questions that faces many newly married couples is what to do with the real estate properties they own when they get married. It’s almost a certainty that if both of you own a home, you’ll end up moving into one of your properties as a couple. This begs the questions of what will happen to the remaining piece of real estate once movers have packed the boxes and the house is empty.


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Who is your Game of Thrones Money Personality?

“Winter is Coming!” – Ned Stark

The iconic line from the premier episode of Game of Thrones is the perfect descriptor of Ned’s view on money. He had little concern for financial gain he was more concerned about protecting his family than his finances. Enjoy this cross between behavioral finance and the world of the 7 Kingdoms. I promise there are no spoilers ahead!


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What If I Don’t Pay My Taxes

So April 15th has come and gone. It’s one of the least favorite days on the calendar. Some people file for an extension ever year at tax time, while others work feverishly to get them done by April 15th. So what happens if you don’t file your taxes?


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Are You at Risk of Being a Tax Identity Theft Target?

March is a really busy time of year for most people. This year you have March Madness, Presidential Primaries, my 40th birthday, and tax season hits full swing. Not only you and I are really busy but the scammers and criminals are exceptionally busy. With April 15th fast approaching the tax related identity thieves are out in full force.


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Why I Hate Valentine’s Day and Six Money Saving V-day Tips

As my wife will tell you I am not a big fan of Valentine’s Day. Not because I don’t love my wife but because I think it is the most manufactured and commercialized “holiday” that exists. At least Halloween is rooted in an old world religious tradition. The greeting card industry loves Valentine’s day because it is estimated that over 1 billion cards will be sent.


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