The Rising Dollar

The Rising Dollar

I recently bought a wheel truing stand so I can keep my bike rolling smoothly. As machinery goes, it is a piece of art. Made in Germany with beautiful finishing and very tight tolerances, it is as much sculpture as it is a practical tool. The problem is that not only...
Saving for College

Saving for College

Higher education is an essential part of any modern society. Not only does it help produce more enlightened citizenry, but higher education is also becoming increasingly more necessary just to maintain a decent quality of life in the modern economy. However, one of...
Benefits of a Roth 401(k)

Benefits of a Roth 401(k)

It is never too soon to develop a plan that will help you make the most of your retirement years. Employer sponsored retirement plans can be a great way to save for retirement in a tax advantaged way.  Most investors are familiar with the traditional 401(k), which is...
Bob and the Honeybees

Bob and the Honeybees

Fall is upon us and winter is just around the corner, and Bob just picked up about 100 pounds of honey – a reasonably good year.  Our beehives near Long Island Sound are great because they produce honey all summer long, collecting pollen from the flowers in the...
Sweet Sunday Waffles

Sweet Sunday Waffles

Growing up, Sunday breakfast was a serious tradition in our household. Pancakes, waffles, and French toast were on the menu. Dad was in charge, manning the cast iron skillet or old GE waffle maker, depending on the meal. The kitchen smelled delicious. For us kids it...