Monthly Archives: December 2005

Financial Emergency Kit

When it comes to saving money and protecting your finances, it’s often the preventative steps that you take which have a huge effect on how your finances ultimately turn out. This is especially true when it comes to potential and … Continue reading

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Money Quote – Frank Lloyd Wright

“Many wealthy people are little more than janitors of their possessions.” – Frank Lloyd Wright

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Debt Reduction Motivation

I received an email that asked what it takes to get out of debt. I don’t think there is an easy cookie cutter answer to this. Yes, it means spending less than you’re making and making payments toward the debt. … Continue reading

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Funny Money Friday 2

Welcome to the second installment of Funny Money Friday – true money related stories. If you come across more funny money stories, be sure to leave a comment or trackback to share with others. $68 Million Scammed From IRS By … Continue reading

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Money Quote – Robert Kiyosaki

“One of the reasons the rich get richer, the poor get poorer and the middle class struggles in debt is because the subject of money is taught at home, not at school.” – Robert Kiyosaki

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2006 Challenge

I did a challenge in 2005 where I tried to turn $20 into $5,000 in 6 months in my spare time. Since this generated quite a bit of interest and a number of others joined in with their own challenges, … Continue reading

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Worst Investments

I was thinking the other day that while people often talk about the best investments out there, rarely do they talk about the worst investments you can make. It’s as if there is an assumption that everyone will magically know … Continue reading

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Second Hand Store Bargain Shopping

If you are into second hand store shopping (if you aren’t because you don’t think anything decent would be there and you haven’t been to one in awhile, you may want to take a trip again. The local one by … Continue reading

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$4.95 Stock Trades, No Minimums – TradeKing.com

For those who do their own stock trading, there is a new low cost trader in town that might be worth checking out: TradeKing.com: We don’t have a pricing structure, we have a price. For stock trades, we charge $4.95 … Continue reading

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Change In Plans II

I got about 40 fixed price listings up and we’ll see how they do over the next week. Three have already sold, so let’s hope that trend continues. I’m not completely done with them, however. I listed an bunch without … Continue reading

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Change In Plans

I hate it when eBay does this – they announce their discounts for listing items a few hours before the day they take place. Of course they do it for an obvious reason – if they announced it any farther … Continue reading

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Money Quote – Dave Hoffman

“You have to think outside of conventional wisdom to break through your debt.” – Dave Hoffman

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Negotiating When Things Go Wrong

I wrote back on the 20th about our Internet connection finally being fixed after getting the run around for months. I’m happy to report we haven’t had any problems since then with the connection and my wife had a little … Continue reading

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This Week At The Carnival

It’s another Monday which means carnival time: The Carnival of Debt Reduction is being held at Savvy Saver this week. The Carnival of Personal Finance is being held at Mighty Bargain Hunter. Multiple Mentality is hosting this week’s Carnival of … Continue reading

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Book Review – Smart and Simple Financial Strategies For Busy People

It’s not often that I get to review books these days – most of the time when publicists find out I’m in Japan it’s no longer worth it for them to send me a book to review, but today I … Continue reading

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The Art Of Spending

The problem that most people have with saving money is that the go about it all wrong and because they do so, their attempts are bound to fail. This in turn places the image that saving money is not fun … Continue reading

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Credit Cards & Dogs

I was strolling about the other day (I like strolling about – helps clear my head and refresh me from spending too much time in front of the computer) and there were a lot of people out walking their dogs. … Continue reading

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Business Worth Over $2.85 Million

I like it when I can dream a bit like this. While the numbers are taken completely out of context with our site being as small as it is compared to the biggies, I read the following at Money.com Based … Continue reading

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Gift Cards & Money Laundering

I came across and interesting article about the dark side of gift cards and how they are being used by criminal elements to launder money. These aren’t the store brand gift cards, bur the credit card bank affiliated gift cards … Continue reading

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Funny Money

I think it’s important to bring the lighter side of money out whenever possible so I’m going to begin a weekly “funny money” section. Basically, it’ll be random strange news items I find each week that have a money theme. … Continue reading

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