Monthly Archives: March 2007

Financial Wake-Up Call 3-21-2007

Having A Bad Day? It could be worse. A lot worse. At least you didn’t just accidentally wipe out a disk drive (and all the back-ups) to a $38 billion dollar fund by pressing the wrong button…or you didn’t accidentally … Continue reading

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Forever Stamp – Why It Will Cost You Money

The forever stamp has been getting quite a bit of press lately as it will likely become a reality come May. While the stamp itself will help to save people time (by not having to go to the post office … Continue reading

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The Dangers Of Leaving A Bank Account Open

One would assume if you had a positive amount of money in a bank account, then you your be safe leaving it there. That is not the case these days as one member explained in the forums: I had a … Continue reading

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Financial Wake-Up Call: 3-20-2007

Alternative Minimum Tax Nightmare: A sad story about a couple that will likely lose their entire retirement and house due to the alternative minimum tax for money that they never even saw. You May Be Paying More than Your Should … Continue reading

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Ten Tips for Entrepreneurial Success

Last week, I wrote about the pitfalls of starting your own business. Now that we have discussed the potential downside, if you still want to take the plunge, here are ten tips for making your new business successful. 1. Set … Continue reading

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Financial Wake-Up Call 3-19-2007

83-Year-Old Builds Community Swimming Pool With Cans Collected Over 30 Years: Inspiration that shows that doing a little over a long period of time can add up. It’s also great inspiration that shows a single person can make a difference … Continue reading

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Bogus IRS Websites and Scams

The IRS website and many state government websites can provide information on the status of your income tax refunds. But at the same time, they request very personal information such as your social security number and your income, in order … Continue reading

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Financial Wake-Up Call 3-17-2007

10 Tips To Know For An Emergency: Some basic tips well worth reviewing in case an emergency ever happens from Frugal For Life. Can a good house design save money?: “Conventional wisdom suggests that good design is a frivolity, not … Continue reading

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Tax Rap Contest

Yes, you read that title correctly and I’m still shaking my head a bit. It appears that Turbo Tax has launched a tax rap contest worth $25,000 to the person that can come up with the best Turbo Tax inspired … Continue reading

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Investing In Your Debt

It always amazes me that people want to invest their money in stocks when they are carrying credit card debt with double digit interest rates. Except for a few people that credit card arbitrage, almost everyone is better of investing … Continue reading

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Friday Freebies: Free Time (3-16)

This week’s Friday Freebies is all about free time. Spring is almost here, which means the lazy days of summer are right around the corner. When the yard work is done and the barbecue has been cleaned and put away, … Continue reading

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Financial Wake-Up Call 3-16-2007

Off The Power Grid With $0.00 Energy Bill: While this is something that is prohibitively expensive at the moment, one man did make the effort and succeed to get completely off the power grid. It’s an interesting read and a … Continue reading

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How To Build Your Own Organic Waste System

Want to take your kitchen to a new level of “green?” Tried a compost pile in your backyard and had to hide from your neighbors due to the smell? Tired of finding your compost items brought out to your front … Continue reading

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Financial Wake-Up Call 3-15-2007

Why Your Home Isn’t The Investment You Think It Is: A must read article for all those that believe that their house is a fantastic investment from the Wall Street Journal. The problem with housing that you live in as … Continue reading

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IRS Free File – The Key Is State Taxes

By now, you’re probably well aware that you can Free File your federal taxes through the IRS Free File program. What hasn’t been discussed a lot is that which of the programs you should choose to do your federal taxes … Continue reading

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Easy Ways To Save On Pizza

By SA Forum Members It’s a meal that is sure to please the kids and a nice change of pace when you don’t feel like cooking a full meal. Just because it can be an easy meal doesn’t mean that … Continue reading

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Financial Wake-Up Call 3-14-2007

20 Small Ways to Save Big: While you won’t find anything on this list that you probably don’t already know if you have been reading this blog for awhile, it’s a great reminder that taking small steps can pay off … Continue reading

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Get Your Morning Fix At A Discount – 10 Ways To Save Money At Starbucks

You get into your car, start driving and find yourself in front of Starbucks before you are even fully awake. The morning coffee fix is a daily ritual for a lot of people. If you are having trouble giving it … Continue reading

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The RobinHood Fund

Have you ever wished upon a star? Perhaps you should stop looking out the window and instead wish on your computer. The RobinHood Fund is an online community unlike any you’ve ever seen before. Members submit wishes: actual, honest to … Continue reading

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Financial Wake-Up Call 3-13-2007

When To Replace Common Items: Most items need to be replaced at some time or another. Her is information when the following items should be replaced: air filters, computers, cosmetics, fire extinguishers, mattresses, perfume, pillows, running shoes, smoke alarms, spices … Continue reading

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