Monthly Archives: November 2005

Time To Focus: My Challenge

Nate and I had a long talk about our sites and where we want them to go. After brainstorming for awhile, we came up with some great ideas that we feel would add a lot of value to the sites. … Continue reading

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Monday Carnivals

It’s another Monday which means it’s carnival time again. This week Boston Gal’s Open Wallet is hosting the the Carnival of Debt Reduction while Frugal For Life is hosting the Carnival of Personal Finance. I have a number of articles … Continue reading

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Money Quote – Russian Proverb

“Money is only good for a weekday, a holiday, and a rainy day.” – Russian Proverb

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Bribing Your Way To A Better Page Rank

I came across a site that is basically bribing their way to a better pagerank by giving away free samples of their tea depending on how high your site’s pagerank is where you place a link back to them. Pretty … Continue reading

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Money Quote – Eric Butterworth

“Prosperity is a way of living and thinking, and not just money or things. Poverty is a way of living and thinking, and not just a lack of money or things.” – Eric Butterworth

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What Triggers Credit Card Universal Default

I love my credit card. It earns me a free round trip from Japan to the US about once a year. I charge absolutely everything on it to earn the miles. Each year when I receive the renewal notice and … Continue reading

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Tofu Dinner

After reading my post about the $235 strange food dinner my wife said the other night that I should really give a different perspective of Japanese food to my readers and then told me she had the perfect spot we … Continue reading

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Money Quote – Henry Thoreau

“The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.” – Henry Thoreau

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Another Supporting Site

It’s been a good week with securing advertising from other websites. I received a second supporting site for this journal this week which is a bit of a surprise. Usually it takes a bit longer to find advertisers that are … Continue reading

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Hate Phone Trees? Cheat Sheet To Find A Human

I stumbled upon this excellent resource at Paul English that gives an extensive cheat sheet on how to bypass the annoying phone tree you get when you call a company and instead talk with a live person. Nothing is more … Continue reading

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Money Quote – JP Getty

“If you owe the bank $100 that’s your problem. If you owe the bank $100 million, that’s the bank’s problem.” – JP Getty

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Mountain High Credit Union 10% CD – Utah

It’s not often that you come across guaranteed 10% interest deals from banks, so when I do it certainly catches my attention. As I was surfing the Internet I came across The Daily Herald in Utah that had placed the … Continue reading

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Making Money With Your Hobby

I’m always amazed at the ways people are able to take their hobbies and turn them into real money makers. I’m not an online game player, but online games hold a kind of special spot in where I am today … Continue reading

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The Cost of Smoking

I’m not a smoker. I was given a fantastic lesson at a very early age. When I wanted to smoke and be like the grown-ups, I was told I could. The catch was that I couldn’t just try one – … Continue reading

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Money Quote – Katherine Hepburn

“If you’re given a choice between money and sex appeal, take the money. As you get older, the money will become your sex appeal.” – Katherine Hepburn

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Supporting Sites

I received my first advertiser for this site and have placed them under “Supporting Sites” – and they came through LinkWorth. We have used their services quite successfully for about a year now and we receive several hundred dollars a … Continue reading

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New Site Additions

Finally corralled Nate for an evening and had him work on some of the things I wanted for this journal. You’ll notice that we now have a top 10 commenter list. Basically, it shows the people that have been commenting … Continue reading

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Money Quote – Robin Williams

“Cocaine is God’s way of telling someone that they’re too rich.” – Robin Williams

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Free Bank Offers & Gift Cards

To tell the truth, I’ve never really been into the whole freebie scene even though my site has one of the most active freebie areas on the Internet. The main reason being that a lot of them just aren’t worth … Continue reading

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Make Money – Salmon Flavored Soda

Region Holiday Pack Flavors Jone’s Soda Co has done it again, this year coming out with a Smoked Salmon Pate Flavored Soda. While these may seem like a joke to a lot of people, if you’re smart, you’ll pick yourself … Continue reading

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