Monthly Archives: December 2005

Teach Your Children Well

If you want to give your children a wonderful holiday gift this year, make a plan to teach them about personal finance – it will be a gift that they will appreciate for the rest of their lives. If not, … Continue reading

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Money Quote – Thornton Wilder

“Money is like manure; it’s not worth a thing unless it’s spread around encouraging young things to grow.” – Thornton Wilder

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Personal Finance Net Worth % Change Ranking – November 2005

It was suggested in an email that following the percentage change in the net worth of the personal finance writers would be a good way to compare how they did against each other during the month. While it isn’t a … Continue reading

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Personal Finance Net Worth Ranking – November 2005

Here is the November 2005 net worth ranking: Most of the changes occured at the top of the order. Chrees’ World comes onto the scene in the #2 position. pfblog remained at #3 overtaking Boston Gal’s Open Wallet which fell … Continue reading

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Personal Finance Bloggers Net Worth – November 2005

The number of personal finance writers tracking their net worth for the world to see continues to grow by the month. There were 2 removed from the list because the monthly financial numbers had not been updated for two months: … Continue reading

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Steps To Reaching Your Financial Goals

Many financial experts say that you should set financial goals by following these basic four steps: 1. Identify and write down your financial goals. 2. Sort your financial goal down into time periods: short-term (less than 1 year), medium-term (1 … Continue reading

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ING Raises Rates To 3.75%

ING raised it’s interest rates to 3.75% today. While this still lags the 4.0% that Emigrant Direct is offering, it’s always a good sign when ING raises rates since it usually foretells other banks raising their interest rates. ING still … Continue reading

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Money Quote – Tom Robbins

“There is a certain Buddhistic calm that comes from having…money in the bank.” – Tom Robbins

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Site #4 –

I have the 4th of the 15 sites I want to get up about 80% done which is This will be an interesting site since it’s in an area that definitely is not “niche” First, I don’t like domain … Continue reading

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Debt Free Calls It Quits

While the number of personal finance journals continues to grow, it’s still a small enough group that you know most of those doing it. After several months Debt Free is calling it quits. Always sorry to see one go…

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WordPress 1.5 Plugin – Top Comment List

We now have the wordpress plugin available to add to your site if you’d like to encourage your visitors to leave comments to your posts: Show top Commentators WordPress Plugin. The plugin places a list of the people who leave … Continue reading

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Money Quote – Alan Alda

“It isn’t necessary to be rich and famous to be happy. It’s only necessary be rich.” – Alan Alda

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The New $10 Bill

A look at the new $10 bill that will begin being distributed in March 2006:

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Driving Nate Nuts

I think I’ve been driving Nate nuts lately – trying to come up with good themes for the satellite sites means that we have to get creative to come up with names that will work and are still available. Of … Continue reading

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Chitika Audit

With the first of the month I received my first payment from Chitika eMiniMalls and went through their audit for the first time. Here’s the experience from my perspective: The audit disallowed approximately 33% of the clicks which added up … Continue reading

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Satellite Site Income November

In my attempt to turn websites into my full time business, I’m finding that the “satellite sites” we’re building are becoming a more important factor into the equation that will ultimately determine whether we can make the jump. I mentioned … Continue reading

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Money Quote – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Can anybody remember when the times were not hard and money not scarce?” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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