Monthly Archives: March 2006

New Credit Scoring System

Here’s a bit of interesting news. The big three credit reporting agencies (Equifax, Experian and TransUnion) have come up with a new scoring model that is uniform between the three companies. Up until now, each company had their own unique … Continue reading

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Jumping For eBay Again

It looks like I’ll be spending the next 24 hours jumping for eBay again. They just announced another fixed price $0.10 sale for tomorrow (3/15) so that’s my cue to try and list as many items as I can. I’m … Continue reading

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Free Investing Seminar At Your Library

One of the best places to begin when you decide to learn more about personal finances and investing is your local library. Public libraries have a wealth of information to tap into to better educate yourself about personal finances and … Continue reading

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Michael Jackson’s Personal Finances

Does the (former) king of pop need some personal financial advice? Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 …and what exactly would you advise in such a situation?

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Screw The Artists

I received this comment from Tim for my post on – CD Trading For $1: and let’s just screw the poor artist who made the music why not in this digital age everything is just free isn’t it? but … Continue reading

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Car Advertising For Free Gas

I’ve been following the auto wrap / paid to drive industry since it took off in the late 1990’s and came crashing down just as fast after the Internet bubble. Most paid to drive information you find on the Internet … Continue reading

Posted in Cars, Making Money | 85 Comments

The World’s Richest People

“Every morning I get up and look through the Forbes list of the richest people in America. If I’m not there, I go to work.” – Robert Orben The Latest List (and why I posted this 😉 ) And for … Continue reading

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Just One Spin

Over a year ago when Nate and I first began to talk about whether we were going to quit (after losing the content to our site a couple of times) or to continue on, we came up with the idea … Continue reading

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Newest Satellite Site:

Our latest satellite site is now up and is called Reduce College Costs. While I’m not sure if any of you will be able to notice, this one is a bit different from the others we’ve created. I won’t go … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Website | 3 Comments

Hotel Nights For Free

If you are planning to stay at a hotel, a bit of comparison shopping may get you the room for free (or the first night if you’re staying longer than a single night). That’s because Trip Rewards has an offer … Continue reading

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Extra Money – Look At Your Hobby

I was talking with some friends about how they could make some extra money and was surprised to see that most of them thought it was impossible. They all imagined they didn’t have the time to make extra money. Finding … Continue reading

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Money Making Challenge

Most of the 50 items I placed on auction last week have ended. The overall result was mixed – I sold probably 25% of the items listed, but most I placed at the high end of the price scale since … Continue reading

Posted in X Files | 2 Comments CD Trading For $1 is a CD trading site where you can ship CDs you no longer want to someone that does, then request CDs that you want in return. Each time you receive a CD it costs you $1.49 ($1 plus a … Continue reading

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Travel Website Errors – Cheap Travel

$10/night – Edwardian San Francisco Hotel Edwardian San Francisco Hotel, 1668 Market St, San Francisco, CA. $10/night. April 29 $9/night – Starhotels Tourist – Milan, Italy Starhotels Tourist, Vialle Fulvio Testi 300, Milan, Italy. $9/night. 1 Adult. April 25 $5/night … Continue reading

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Sunday Funnies – Credit Card Fraud

While not trying to play down the the basic steps that people should take to prevent credit card fraud and identity theft, I think that this man may have some more important issues that should be of more concern than … Continue reading

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Free Smart Money Magazine Subscription

Sometimes things go around in full circle! I wrote earlier about a Smart Money tip on how to save money on magazine subscriptions and mentioned that they left out the best way to save which was to get magazine subscriptions … Continue reading

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Amazon Price Watch

For those of you that do shopping on, Bret over at frozenwarrior has put together a nice little tool that can save you some money. Amazon policy is that if the price of an item drops during the 30 … Continue reading

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Jim Cramer’s Mad Money Bad Advice

Being in Japan, I know very little about Jim Cramer’s Mad Money show. I’ve seen it mentioned on a few other blogs in the past and ran across a piece in the news that his book Jim Cramer’s Real Money: … Continue reading

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Money Myth – Refinancing A Mortgage

For some reason I’ve been running into people lately that have fallen for a variety of money myths. I consider a money myth something where the person thinks they are taking a positive action for their finances, but in reality, … Continue reading

Posted in Housing, Personal Finance | 11 Comments

Money Making Challenge Update

First and foremost, I’ve received a number of emails asking me exactly what I’m selling. I’ll likely write a post later on explaining exactly how I got into selling Japanese collectibles, but currently my main focus is on pre WW2 … Continue reading

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