You’ve Been Downsized – What’s the Plan?

by Joe

Have you lost a job recently? If your company announced layoffs, would you be prepared? Having worked in financial services through both the uber-ugly 2001 and way-ugly 2008 financial crises, lay-offs are a part of my working life DNA. NBC News recently shared a story about the proposed layoffs of Allentown-based, PPL workers, and I […]

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A Well-Rounded Education Is More Than Just Grades

Nick running a 5k while studying in India.
by Joe

You’ve heard of my son, Nick, if you’ve followed the podcast at all. If not, he’s riding 4,500 miles for cancer research next summer and I hope you can support it! My son studied last summer at the India Institute of Technology. Besides being a summer filled with grueling classes, he experienced a culture he […]


Biting Off More Risk Than You Can Chew

by Shannon

Have you ever made an investment feeling as though you were fully informed of the risks, but then something happens and you realize you got in over your head? Apparently, according to NBC News, there are a few Virgin Galactic investors who bit off a little more risk than they could chew. After the recent […]


Verizon’s New Policy Lowers (again) the Customer Service Bar

Phone Contract Stacking Benjamins
by Joe

At a time when companies like Republic Wireless are making inroads with no cancellation, month to month anti-plans, Verizon shows the world that being really big also might mean being even more out of touch than we already imagined. Contracts are easy to understand with phone companies. An easy way to appeal to customers is […]


My Nvestly Adventure Begins – Social Meets Investing

by Joe

Over the next several months I’m going to begin chronicling my investment choices. I’m not the type of blogger who normally talks about his money in implicit dollars and cents. However, I had so much fun with the Grow Your Dough Challenge this year that I decided this type of project would be fun. Plus, […]