Monthly Archives: September 2006

Cupertino Housing Market

In the below video, the smaller, older houses are selling for about $800,000 while the bigger houses are selling for over $1 million – crazy. The skinny lot at the beginning of the video is on the corner of Pasadena … Continue reading

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September 11 Tribute

Bloggers put together a wonderful tribute to all those that lost their lives in the September 11 attacks that is well worth a visit today. 3,412 volunteer bloggers honored the memories of those who died in the September 11 attacks … Continue reading

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401 Keg Plan

A little humor to start off the week stolen from the forums: If you had purchased $1000.00 of Nortel stock one year ago, it would now be worth $49.00. With Enron, you would have $16.50 left of the original $1,000.00. … Continue reading

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Traveling Goals

One of the biggest reasons I chose to quit selling on eBay where I had built up a good clientele and was making a decent income was time. Unless you hire people to keep eBay listings going while you aren’t … Continue reading

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Car Insurance – New Satellite Sites

This is a first for us and I would be interested in anyone’s opinion on what they would do in this situation. I had a lot of good content on saving money on car insurance and have been looking for … Continue reading

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529 College Savings Plans

Some good news for those that are saving money for your kids using 529 plans or who have been considering beginning college savings with them. One sticky point for many people was that the federal tax deduction for the 529 … Continue reading

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About Me

People often ask me how I came to write about personal finances. It kind of fell into my lap, but I get ahead of myself… I graduated from Colorado College with a degree in Sociology. If you ever want to … Continue reading

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Cell Phone Financial Records

So what information do you have stored on your cell phone? Are there secrets or financial information that you wouldn’t want anyone else to know about? If there are, you might want to think twice before selling or recycling you … Continue reading

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Debt and Health – Hidden Costs

I like finding the hidden costs in personal finances. Hidden costs are those costs that are not readily apparent when you are looking at your finances and usually when you leave out the hidden costs, the true cost is nowhere … Continue reading

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Let Your Kids Teach You To Save Part II

I have mentioned in the past that I am always amazed at the creativity that people come up with in ways to earn money. When I was still living in Japan, I mentioned about how a friend’s child had taken … Continue reading

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Personal Finance Geek

I spent a good portion of today painting the balcony which gave me time to think. Now having the time to think would usually be thought of as a good opportunity – a time to relax and possibly think about … Continue reading

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Do It Yourself – Balcony Painting

One thing that I have learned over the years is that if you try to do something that is beyond your skill level, it will likely cost you money in the long run. That being said, you probably can do … Continue reading

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National Coupon Month

September is National Coupon Month and to celebrate, Flash (who manages our Grocery Coupon Guide satellite site) is giving away her stash of coupons including her free product ones. She has some pretty incredible stuff. If you have ever wondered … Continue reading

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IRS $30 – $60 Telephone Tax Refund Coming

If you paid long distance telephone tax (after Feb. 28, 2003 and before Aug. 1, 2006), you will qualify for a $30 to $60 tax refund on your 2006 tax return. The IRS has announced standard amounts for the refund … Continue reading

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August 2006 Goals Review

August continued along the lines of July and it was another good month overall. Both Nate and I will be pleased if we can continue building at the pace we have over the last 2 months, but also know that … Continue reading

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My Money Forest Interview

There are certain areas that I talk about quite a bit in this blog, but there are other areas that I don’t mention as often. Tim over at My Money Forest asked me quite a few questions for his blog … Continue reading

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