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With tax season in full swing, I think it’s a good time for me to share why I love Roth IRAs and why I think everyone, particularly young people, should set one up today and let the tax-free earnings grow. If your employer offers it, hopefully you’re taking advantage of […]

Why you should start a ROTH IRA


If you have a newer Android phone, you may have noticed a new application called “Google Now” that came with the latest Jelly Bean update.  It definitely pushes the creepy envelope but it’s also incredibly useful.  Google Now combines information it collects from you, like where you are based on […]

“Google Now” – Creepy or Awesome?


Your Android phone is only as good as the apps you download so here are the top 20 apps, in my opinion.  Most of these are available on the iPhone as well.  Let me know if I missed any good ones! #1. Facebook  Facebook’s Android app used to be so slow that I […]

Top 20 Favorite Apps for Android



I’ve been using Windows 8 for about a month with the Lenovo Yoga, an ultrabook/tablet convertible, and I must say that I’m a big fan of the new Windows 8 operating system, as well as Lenovo’s hardware. In my last post, I wrote about my first impression of Windows 8 and I […]

My Review of Windows 8 with the Lenovo Yoga


Not wanting to get stuck in Apple’s ecosystem, I’ve held off on buying an iPad and have been waiting for the new Windows 8 tablets instead.  They’re definitely late to the party, but I like what I’m seeing.  Not only are a lot of these tablets/netbooks/convertibles just as sexy as anything Apple […]

First Impression of Windows 8


The ‘historic’ Facebook IPO has been all over the news.  Based on the hype, I expected the stock to jump from $38 and go into the $40s or $50s before crashing down to somewhere around $20, where I think it belongs and where I may actually be a buyer. But I […]

Weighing in on the Facebook IPO



I hear a lot of beginner investors say that they want to buy a company’s stock because it’s “cheap” or that they won’t buy a company’s stock because it’s “expensive”.  Unfortunately a lot of beginners are evaluating a stock based on its market price.  Don’t! The market price alone is […]

Evaluating Stocks: The Basics