Normal Aging – A Steady Loss of Organ and Pr…

• MEDICAL MEGATRENDS AND THE FUTURE OF M…   3:17 PM ON FRI SEP 21 2018
The percentage of the population that will be “elderly” is rising fairly dramatically. In 1900 only four percent of th…

A 2017 Sauvignon by The Sisters in New Zealand

• WINE TRAIL TRAVELER LLC   10:05 AM ON FRI SEP 21 2018
2017 Sauvignon Blanc from The Sisters in New Zealand
Last night we enjoyed a  2017 Sauvignon Blanc  produced by The Siste…

How to Avoid Common NelNet Servicing Problems

• WALLET HACKS   7:00 AM ON FRI SEP 21 2018
In our in our reviews and analyses of the various student loan servicing organizations, we found servicing problems to be c…

Pre-Publication Endosrsements for "Longev…

• MEDICAL MEGATRENDS AND THE FUTURE OF M…   3:04 PM ON THU SEP 20 2018
Longevity Decoded has been out since late Spring; here are the pre-publication endorsements that can be found on the back …

Gersing Cellars Shell Viognier

• WINE TRAIL TRAVELER LLC   2:05 PM ON THU SEP 20 2018
Gersing Cellars Shell Viognier
Late yesterday afternoon, after a day of preparing our gardens for fall, we decided to enjoy…

DC Back in the Fold in a “Major” Way, and …

• SINGLE GOLFER IN CART   9:49 AM ON THU SEP 20 2018
Thoughts on another rainy day here while waiting to have a roofer perform leaks to my roof for the second week running:
The…

Best Free Checking Accounts – September 2018

• WALLET HACKS   7:00 AM ON THU SEP 20 2018
Did you hear about how Bank of America was going to start charging a monthly fee if an account didn’t have maintain a ,50…

Life Expectancy Has Lengthened But Not Equitably

• MEDICAL MEGATRENDS AND THE FUTURE OF M…   4:39 PM ON WED SEP 19 2018
For most of recorded human history, lifespans did not change. Then it doubled in about 100 years. At the time of Linc…

7 Modern Ways to Pay Back Your Friends

• WALLET HACKS   7:00 AM ON WED SEP 19 2018
Every New Years, we rent a vacation house with friends from college. We get one of those big 12-bedroom vacation homes, fil…

28th Annual Virginia Wine & Garlic Festival!

• WINE TRAIL TRAVELER LLC   3:58 PM ON TUE SEP 18 2018
Burnley Vineyards will attend the Annual Virginia Wine & Garlic Festival in October.
Like wine? Like garlic? Then the 2…

67th Annual Niagara Grape & Wine Festival

• WINE TRAIL TRAVELER LLC   9:24 AM ON MON SEP 17 2018
Legends Winery participates in Niagara Wine Festival
Check out the 67th Annual Niagara Grape & Wine Festival.
The Monte…

How to Get Free Stickers: Massive List of 45 C…

• WALLET HACKS   7:00 AM ON MON SEP 17 2018
When I was a kid, I collected a lot of stuff. Baseball cards, comic cards, Magic the Gathering cards, aaaaand stickers. Sti…

Webull Financial App – Free Stock Sign-up Re…

• WALLET HACKS   7:00 AM ON FRI SEP 14 2018
Many years ago, companies that promised free stock trades were living on borrowed time. High volume traders plus no commiss…

An annuity worth looking at (part 2)

• DO-IT-YOURSELF (DIY) INVESTOR   9:50 AM ON WED SEP 12 2018
In the last post we looked at the basics of the longevity annuity. Simply, give an insurance company money today and at a s…

35th Annual Maryland Wine Festival Postponed!

• WINE TRAIL TRAVELER LLC   9:05 AM ON WED SEP 12 2018
Photo from an earlier Annual Maryland Wine Festival at the Carroll County Farm Museum
One of Maryland’s very well-known w…

Read This Before Considering a 0% Balance Tran…

• WALLET HACKS   7:00 AM ON WED SEP 12 2018
A few years ago, one of my dad’s co-workers was complaining to him about a shady practice you’ll find with stores that sell…

It’s North Carolina Wine & Grape Month!

• WINE TRAIL TRAVELER LLC   10:40 AM ON TUE SEP 11 2018
Biltmore tasting room
The North Carolina Wine & Grape Month takes place during September. Although North Carolina wines…

HSBC Advance Checking Account Review: Internat…

• WALLET HACKS   7:00 AM ON MON SEP 10 2018
When I was younger, I didn’t look forward to the twenty-four hours of flying it took to get from our home in New York to ou…

Tzafona Cellars Vidal Icewine for Yom Kippur

• WINE TRAIL TRAVELER LLC   11:32 AM ON FRI SEP 7 2018
Tzafona Cellars 2015 Vidal Icewine
On one of our trips to wineries in the Niagara Peninsula, we learned that if Icewine wer…

Best Money Market Accounts Rates (September 20…

• WALLET HACKS   7:00 AM ON THU SEP 6 2018
My first bank account was at a credit union, where checking and savings accounts had funny names like “share” a…

Kosher Dessert Wine for Yom Kippur

• WINE TRAIL TRAVELER LLC   9:20 AM ON WED SEP 5 2018
Try Herzog’s delicious dessert wine for Yom Kippur or anytime.
After working and almost finishing an outdoor project …

An annuity worth looking at (part 1)

• DO-IT-YOURSELF (DIY) INVESTOR   8:53 AM ON WED SEP 5 2018
Let me say at the outset that I am not a fan of annuities. I’ve seen too many that are impossible to understand even by tho…

How to Pick the Perfect Side Hustle

• WALLET HACKS   7:00 AM ON MON SEP 3 2018
With today being Labor Day here in the US, I thought it was appropriate to talk about something many folks just might be wo…

Explore Columbia on Foot – Fall Walks begin …

• SAVING THE PLACES   8:52 PM ON SAT SEP 1 2018
Here is the official schedule for the series of walks that I will lead around Columbia this Fall. Hope to see you on one of…

Gersing Cellars in Portland Produces a Nebbiol…

• WINE TRAIL TRAVELER LLC   11:16 AM ON FRI AUG 31 2018
Gersing Cellars is an urban winery in Portland, OR
Last week we enjoyed a bottle of wine with our eldest daughter who gave …

Esprit Couture for our 46th

• WINE TRAIL TRAVELER LLC   11:30 AM ON THU AUG 30 2018
Champagne Collet Esprit Couture enjoyed on our 46th wedding anniversary.
By the end of the day we were too tired to go out …

The Best Low Fee and Free Prepaid Debit Cards

• WALLET HACKS   7:00 AM ON THU AUG 30 2018
It’s good to have a credit card and a debit card. But there are certain circumstances in which a prepaid debit card actuall…

Nature Through a 4-year-old’s Eyes Explorer…

• SAVING THE PLACES   5:40 PM ON WED AUG 29 2018
I love walking through the woods – they are always changing. When I go with my 4-year old sidekick, we ask each other…

Nature Through a 4-year-old’s Eyes Explorer…

• SAVING THE PLACES   5:07 PM ON SUN AUG 26 2018
It’s hard to keep kids out of rivers. There’s a natural attraction for Homo sapiens to throw stones, build dams, an…

Nature Through a 4-year-old’s Eyes Explorer…

• SAVING THE PLACES   7:43 PM ON WED AUG 22 2018
Some of the first words my grandchildren said were “walk” and “outside”. They always calmed down as soon as the doo…