Alcan Highway 1

Building The Alcan Highway

During World War 2 there was growing concern that America’s enemies (namely Japan) would attack North America through Alaska.  Coastal Alaska is a long way from the mainland United States and moving troops and equipment efficiently to Alaska just wasn’t possible.  A plan was developed to build a highway connecting Dawson Creek, …

Refinance Rental Property

Refinancing Our Rental Property

Interest rates for the last several years have been at historic lows, and will likely remain relatively low for the foreseeable future.  This environment of low interest rates have led many people to become serial refinancers.  Refinancing provides a proportional savings to the loan amount, with closing costs not varying …

the penny

In Defense Of The Penny

Today, I stand in defense of the penny, for several years I have been reading articles like this one that state the penny is a dead-weight loss on the economy.  Penny production and now even nickel production cost more that the face value of these respective coins.  Most of these …

Financial Guide Young Men

Financial Guide For Young Men

It seems 18 year old guys know EVERYTHING, but from a societal cross section are perhaps the most clueless group of people on the planet.  I certainly wish I knew half as much as I thought I knew 10 years ago ;).  The problem is young guys are often surrounded …