Well, I have now been using Quicken for thirty years, spanning three operating systems. I can’t think of any other software I’ve used this long. I started with Quicken for DOS, moved to Quicken for Windows, and eventually landed on Quicken for Mac. Quicken comes from an era when software was useful, comprehensive, and required … Read more
Over the last few years, anti-Christian activists have influenced asset managers and are pushing ungodly agendas. If you invest in Mutual Funds or ETFs, your Fund Managers may be voting on your behalf, against your values. I wonder if Christian shareholders are aware their votes are pushing Marxist, social gospel resolutions. If we voted in … Read more
How to shop for mortgages and pay your mortgage off early. Noelle Asks: Hey Ben! Do you have any resources/advice for finding a good mortgage lender? Hi, Noelle. Here are 9 Tips for finding mortgage lenders 1. Compare Mortgage Options Even if you don’t use them, the AimLoan.com website will let you compare various scenarios without you … Read more
The hamburger to dollar ratio is getting smaller. While one can never know the future, it appears inflation is upon us. Here are some quick ideas to protect the number of future burgers you can purchase. How Not to Beat Inflation First, some things that won’t help. Whine about inflation. It’s sort of like the … Read more
Despite being a millionaire Dee-1 still drives the same car, his old 1998 Honda Accord with 300,000 miles on it.
A cryptocurrency that’s actually productive! I came across Gridcoin (Ticker: GRC) the other day. Gridcoin helps with cancer and malaria research as well as studying astronomy and solving math problems. It caught my eye because Bitcoins and most cryptocurrencies require miners to spend a lot of computing power mining hashes that aren’t really useful. Some argue that … Read more
I suppose sending the actual statement as an attachment in an email isn’t an option? If security is a concern encrypt it to my PGP key.
We’ve been using Ting for Kris’s phone the last 3 years, it’s been great (see my Ting Review)–but at our new house Sprint’s signal isn’t that good–it can’t really pull in a 3G signal consistently. In rural North Idaho the best coverage is indisputably Verizon, so I limited my search to Verizon MVNOs which have … Read more
It’s that time a year again to report on the annual costs. I was a little behind this year so “2014” is from June 2, 2013 to June 30, 2014. In October of 2013 we acquired a 2003 Subaru Outback so I’ve started to track that as well. So far it’s looking like an average … Read more
Energy Efficient and Quiet Trying to cut down on the noise and power usage of my old AMD Radeon 6870 (which uses about 130 Watts idle and 250 under load) I upgraded my GPU to the new NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti (~$150 depending on model), I decided on MSI’s version which has a massive heatsync and dual … Read more