Monthly Archives: October 2005

Money Quote – J Paul Getty

“No one can possibly achieve any real and lasting success or get rich in business by being a conformist.” – J. Paul Getty

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Saving Just Isn’t Much Fun

This post is inspired by a comment that Clint from Million Dollar Goal left regarding my post on Cinderella Investing. As he states: I completely agree with you. The problem with learning to save money is that it usually just … Continue reading

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Money Quote – Homer J. Simpson

“Bart, with $10,000, we’d be millionaires! We could buy all kinds of useful things like…love!” – Homer J Simpson

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ING Changes Referral Bonus Rules

ING Direct, which had been giving a $25 bonus to people who opened an account with a referral to a friend and a $1 deposit, has changed their rules. Now to qualify for the $25 bonus, a person must open … Continue reading

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Cinderalla Investing

I was reading a post in my forums about which is a better use of your time, learning more ways to save or spending time to become a better investor. While both are important, I think that many people go … Continue reading

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Savings Assumptions

There are times when we do things that we think are saving us money when they truly aren’t. Many times it’s because we only look at the surface and get into a habit without sitting down and working out the … Continue reading

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Money Quote – H. L. Mencken

“The chief value of money lies in the fact that one lives in a world in which it is overestimated.” – H. L. Mencken

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The Cost Of Dogs & Cats

The cost of a pet is something that people rarely consider when they see the puppy or kitten in all their cuteness. Those that do usually calculate the cost of the purchase and maybe consider what food will cost and … Continue reading

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Have You Made Disastrous Financial Decisions?

Have you made numerous and monstrous financial decisions in the past? is looking for you if you’re willing to come out in the open with them. They are looking to profile someone “who has made absolutely disastrous financial decisions“. … Continue reading

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American Express Launches Savings Credit Card

As I posted here earlier, Bank of America has launched a new savings program called Keep The Change with their debit cards where all purchases are rounded up with the difference being placed in your savings account. Now American Express … Continue reading

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Creative Shopping Deals

I received an email asking me how do I live with prices so high. What we do is a lot of creative shopping opting for not necessarily the cheapest priced product, but for the product that will bring the most … Continue reading

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Money Quote – Fats Domino

“A lot of fellows nowadays have a B.A., M.D., or Ph.D. Unfortunately, they don’t have a J.O.B.” – Fats Domino

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Helping Others Out

I was reading a journal entry by StressLess at my site about a kindness that one person did to another: I ran in just to get some fruit my husband likes, and as usual the lines were long. Things seemed … Continue reading

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Wait An Hour, Get 50% Off

When I was in college, I worked at a local pastry shop part time in the evenings. 30 minutes before closing, we were told to mark all the items left over at 50% off and sell as much as we … Continue reading

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Cutting Expenses Doesn’t Mean You Save Money

I have a new article up that explains that when you cut expenses, that doesn’t automatically result in you saving money. Saving money by cutting expenses is a two step process: 1) You cut the expenses and 2) You put … Continue reading

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Money Quote – Joe Louis

“I don’t like money actually, but it quiets my nerves.” – Joe Louis

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High Fruit & Vegetable Prices

One of the most difficult aspects of budgeting in Japan is getting fruits and vegetables into my diet. It’s not that they aren’t available, just that they are outrageously expensive. The last time I went to the grocery store a … Continue reading

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Back With WordPress

It was a busy morning (for me in Japan – only 11:00 AM here) as we switched this site back to wordpress – hopefully we have all the glitches worked out and I can go on my happy way writing … Continue reading

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New Software Needed

Well, it looks like this software isn’t going to cut it either. We tried wordpress to start, but couldn’t get it to work. This one was working fine except for a few minor glitches I was willing to put up … Continue reading

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Monday Carnivals

Both the Carnival of Personal Finance (#17) and the Carnival of Debt Reduction (#4) are live. If you aren’t familiar with carnivals, they bring together posts from various authors on a specified subject. This gives you a good opportunity to … Continue reading

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