Monthly Archives: December 2005

Money Quote – Socrates

“He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.” – Socrates

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2006 Financial Goals

After some long conversations with Nate, we have set a goal of earning $5,000 a month from the site network by the beginning of 2007. This is pretty ambitious considering where we are right now, but we came to the … Continue reading

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What’s Your Dream Job?

What’s your dream job? If you know what it is but haven’t been able to get the motivation together to try to begin pursuing it. Kiplinger’s is giving you an opportunity to try. The deadline to enter is January 6, … Continue reading

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Done! (finally)

I finally finished the latest of the sat sites: Hybrid Car Tax Deduction. This is another one of those that is a big question mark on how it’s going to perform. I’m hoping that it gets a lot of traffic … Continue reading

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Money Quote – Abraham Lincoln

“That some should be rich shows that others may become rich, and hence is just encouragement to industry and enterprise.” – Abraham Lincoln

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Learned My Lesson (maybe)

My latest sat site is driving me absolutely nuts! I should know better. I should stick with domain names that fit with material that I already know well and have written about. It is much easier for me to expand … Continue reading

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Cyber Monday Over, Hacker Tuesday Here

According to an article over at usatoday, today is Hacker Tuesday. It seems that cyberthieves like today to try and scam because it’s the last day customers can order gifts online and have them delivered on time without having to … Continue reading

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Dumpster Diving For Free Airline Tickets

Would you spend a day going through garbage for a couple of free round trip airline tickets? A lot of people apparently are (along with some making a lot of extra cash) with the Wendy’s free airline miles promotion with … Continue reading

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Microsoft To Pay For Search ???

According to an article in the Wall Street Journal, Microsoft may begin to pay people to use it’s search engine Speaking to Microsoft partners in India, Mr. Gates said the Redmond, Wash., company may woo individuals to its search site … Continue reading

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Giving A Gift Of Personal Finance

I was talking with a friend this weekend about the sites and what I’m doing. He began talking about how he and his family wanted to save more money, but they just couldn’t figure it out. He then asked me … Continue reading

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Tag Trades

I’m not sure how many of you are familiar with del.icio.us, but they are a online bookmark site that was recently acquired by Yahoo. For anyone who uses more than one computer, it’s a convenient service since it allows you … Continue reading

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Money Quote – Edith Wharton

“The only way not to think about money is to have a great deal of it.” – Edith Wharton

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Cyber Monday & Black Friday Myth

The people who came up with the names “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday” have done an excellent job of marketing, but the truth is that both are myths according to this piece over at CardWeb. The truth? “Black Friday” and … Continue reading

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One’s and Zero’s – 1s0s.com

This post is not personal financial related except adding another site to our growing list, but for those of you who enjoy computer programming and such, it should be of double interest. While discussing with Nate about what new names … Continue reading

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Financial Juggling

It’s time to do some financial juggling this month. With the first 1/3 of the month over, income is well below last month. I know that a part of the reason is that I have been spending time on building … Continue reading

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Staying With Friends vs Hotel

I was just reading that some budget hotels in New York are charging over $300 a night (we’re talking Super 8 here folks) which leads to one of the best money saving travel tips that you can arrange – stay … Continue reading

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Emigrant Direct $20 Bonus Offer

If you have been waiting for a good reason to open up an Emigrant Direct online account (4.0% interest, $1 minimum, no fees, no hidden charges), now you have one – especially if you have extra ING invites that you … Continue reading

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Money Quote – John Keynes

“It is generally agreed that casinos should, in the public interest, be inaccessible and expensive. And perhaps the same is true of Stock Exchanges.” – John Maynard Keynes

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Unconventional Investments

I always enjoy the oddball investment articles I think mainly because I have taken that route. While I have some investments in index stock funds, the vast majority of my investments are in antique collectibles. While I’m in a unique … Continue reading

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Giving A Child The Gift Of Savings

Came across this study on giving money to children that was done in England, but I’d assume that the numbers are probably similar in the US: A study by the Building Societies Association (BSA) showed that 40 per cent of … Continue reading

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