Monthly Archives: October 2005

How Rich Are You?

You may not be a Bill Gates, but where exactly do you rank in the world when it comes to your income? The Global Rich List gives you a chance to find out. You may be surprised to find out … Continue reading

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ING Fires High Maintenance Customers

I dropped over to money.com to see that they had finally written an article that most of you reading this blog already know: Online banks pay much higher interest rates. I began reading the article and through the first 3/4 … Continue reading

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Taking The Plunge

After talking it over with Nate (my partner on these sites) we have decided to take the plunge. In an attempt to increase traffic and profit to our websites, I’m going to take the next few months and work virtually … Continue reading

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Borrowing Money From A Friend Or Relative

I wrote a few days back about lending money to friends and the approach I take. I came across a fairly straight forward article about how you should approach this issue if you are on the other side: ie if … Continue reading

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Money Quote – Voltaire

“When it is a question of money, everyone is of the same religion.” – Voltaire

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Google Offers Free Wi-Fi Service In San Francisco

Just saw the news that Google has made a bid to offer free wi-fi service throughout the city of San Francisco. As part of its 100-page bid, Google said it could install a Wi-Fi network without cost to the city. … Continue reading

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Money Jar Trap Discussion

Had a conversation with a friend about the money jar trap. You probably keep a change jar of some type and by doing so, there is a good chance you’re losing money rather than saving money by doing so. This … Continue reading

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Postage Rates To Increase

The post office is saying that postage stamps will likely increase again in 2007 (they are already set to increase to $0.39 next year) because in increased operating costs from gasoline price increases. The truth is that I rarely use … Continue reading

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Money Quote – Woody Allen

“Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons.” – Woody Allen

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Yahoo Finance Columnist List Expands

For those who follow best selling authors and their financial teachings, Yahoo! Finance has put together a quality line-up of these authors who will be writing future columns. The ranks now include David Bach (The Automatic Millionaire), Ken Dychtwald, Ph.D. … Continue reading

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How Shopping Around Can Cost You

Bargain hunters beware! Running across town to save a few cents is probably costing you more money that you’re saving. This is a classic trap that bargain hunters run into: wasting money when they think they are saving money. The … Continue reading

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The $1oo Laptop Computer

I found this article quite interesting and promising. The Media Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has come up with detailed specifications for a $100 windup-powered laptop which would be targeted at children in developing nations. The proposed design … Continue reading

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Save Money On Prescription Drugs

The Federal Drug Administration has an extensive article on how to save money on prescription drugs in their latest issue of FDA Consumer magazine. The article has a number of good points that can save you a significant amount of … Continue reading

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Free Ways To Prepare For Higher Winter Heating Costs

If you have felt the pinch with rising gas prices, you’re going to get another one come this winter. It’s going to be an expensive winter keeping your house warm and it’s worth the time to get your house in … Continue reading

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Bankruptcy Quote

“Capitalism without bankruptcy is like Christianity without hell.” – Frank Borman, former CEO of bankrupt Eastern Airlines

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Million Dollar Homes

A million dollar home isn’t what it used to be according to an article at usatoday.com: The surge in high-end prices has happened quickly. The Census Bureau’s 2004 American Community Survey found 1,034,386 homes worth at least $1 million in … Continue reading

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People Living On The Debt Edge

The American Bankers Association has reported that credit card delinquencies are at a record level and put the blame on higher gas prices. While I have no doubt that higher gas prices have affected the budgets of many people, it’s … Continue reading

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Hybrid Car Saving Myth

An interesting article at money.com that exposes the saving money myth behind hybrid cars. The assumption is that since hybrid cars get better gas mileage, they save you money. While they do get better gas mileage, the reality is that … Continue reading

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Cost vs. Value Home Remodeling Report

Wondering if a the remodel you’re planning will add value to your house or be money down the drain? You can get a general idea of what remodels will add value to your house from Remodeling magazine’s Cost vs. Value … Continue reading

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Business Class Seat For Economy Class Price

If you are traveling overseas (especially to Asia) and you want to have more leg room, simply ask for an emergency row exit seat when checking in at the airport. being 6 feet 3 inches tall, my legs get cramped … Continue reading

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