Monthly Archives: November 2005

12 Days of Christmas Cost $18,348.87

I’ve always enjoyed this annual survey conducted by PNC Advisors. It seems that the prices for the items on the 12 days rose 6.1% this year to $18,348.87. For those who want to go all out and buy all the … Continue reading

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When It Pays To Take A Pay Cut

There is an article over at on when it pays to take a pay cut. This struck a chord with me immediately because of the large monthly cut I have voluntarily taken to try and make the websites my … Continue reading

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Site #3 and New Calculator

The third in the series of sites I want to get up before the end of the year is about half way done and should be completed by tomorrow. This site was actually built off an article I wrote a … Continue reading

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Money Quote – Winston Churchill

“Saving is a fine thing. Especially when your parents have done it for you.” – Winston Churchill

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Year End Tax Moves

The last month of the year is almost here and along with all the other stuff that needs to get done, December 31 is also the deadline for a few tax relates issues. You can see a list of them … Continue reading

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Rule Of 72 Calculator

Most of you are probably aware of the rule of 72 – it’s an easy way to calculate the approximate number of years it will take for your money to double based on a fixed interest rate. Simply divide 72 … Continue reading

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Money Quote – Warren Buffet

“You try to be greedy when others are fearful, and fearful when others are greedy.” – Warren Buffett

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Site #2 Done (Sort Of) & Random Stuff

The timeshare site is done for the most part. I actually have more sections to finish writing, but there are ten fairly good sections up now which makes the site at least presentable. Even if I don’t add the other … Continue reading

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Money Quote – Benjamin Franklin

“Money can help you to get medicines but not health. Money can help you to get soft pillows, but not sound sleep. Money can help you to get material comforts, but not eternal bliss. Money can help you to get … Continue reading

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Didn’t Happen

Ahhhhhh, it’s been one of those days. I wasn’t able to get the site finished as planned. In fact, I took it all down and started again on each of the sections from scratch. For some reason it doesn’t seem … Continue reading

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Not Happy

I’m not happy with the latest site I’ve been putting together: Since I already had an article written, I thought it would be a fairly easy site to put together, but it has turned into being anything but that. … Continue reading

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Money Quote – Theodore Roosevelt

“It is both foolish and wicked to teach the average man who is not well off that some wrong or injustice has been done him, and that he should hope for redress elsewhere than in his own industry, honesty, and … Continue reading

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A Happy Thanksgiving To One & All

I almost forgot to wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving (this is what happens when the holiday isn’t celebrated where you live). I hope that you have a wonderful vacation and are able to spend time with your family and … Continue reading

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Site #2 –

I began working on site number 2 of the fifteen I need to complete by the end of the year. This one didn’t go nearly as smoothly as the first one. I had hoped to have it done before going … Continue reading

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Money Quote – Adam Smith

“A gardener who cultivates his own garden with his own hands, united in his own person the three different characters, of landlord, farmer, and labourer. His produce, therefore, should pay him the rent of the first, the profit of the … Continue reading

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Nickled & Dimed – Hidden Costs

I’ve been thinking about hidden costs lately when I came across this post in the forums from princessperky As I knelt down to change my newest additions diaper, I realized I should turn on the light already. And I thought … Continue reading

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One Down, 14 to Go –

I mentioned earlier that I needed to focus and build 15 new websites before the end of the year to help with my financial goals of making the websites my main income source. We purchased 10 of the 15 domains … Continue reading

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Money Quote – Dorthy Parker

The two most beautiful words in the English language are “check enclosed.” – Dorothy Parker

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Stock Research Honest Alaylsis Lacking

It seems that a “highly confidential” memo from Citigroup puts down in hard copy what many of you might have expected about stock analysts from major companies. Basically, the memo states that there are a number of pressures that keep … Continue reading

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Take Advantage Of Wal-Mart Matching

Wal-Mart announced as part of their Black Friday promotion campaign that they “will match any price featured in a local competitor’s print advertisement if it has the identical product in stock.” If this is true, there should be some great … Continue reading

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