Monthly Archives: July 2007

Do I Have To Tell My Child About Money In His Name? (Your Advice)

One of the risks in putting money into your child’s name is when he gets older and the money becomes his, you no longer have control over it. That is what one reader has found out and wants to know … Continue reading

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Money Confession – What Money Can’t Buy

We all have money secrets that we keep to ourselves. I gave some people the opportunity to anonymously share some of their money confessions, and this is number 18 in the series: “I’d give up all my money and success … Continue reading

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Scanning Errors For Fun & Profit

If you want to save money, watch your prices! Watch them figuratively by shopping around for the best deals, but also watch them literally when they are rung up at the cash register. If a scanned price is different from … Continue reading

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Money Confession – Job Satisfaction

This is an ongoing series of anonymous money related confessions that I have gathered over the last couple of months from people that have attended talks I have given. This is number 17 in the series: “My job is convincing … Continue reading

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The Student Loan Tax Break Information Loan Brokers Won’t Tell You

I think almost every week I hear someone who makes over $70k a year mention their wonderful student loan interest tax deduction. It’s time to take a few minutes to educate the masses about the student loan interest. Plain and … Continue reading

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Money Confession – Father & Daughter

This is one of a series of money confessions from people who attended some of my speeches. I asked each person to anonymously write down a money confession and these are some of the more interesting money confessions I received. … Continue reading

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How Dumping TV Allowed Me to Quit My Job, Create an Online Business and Fund My Retirement Account

When people ask me what was the best decision I made when I decided to create this website, they are often surprised when I tell them that it was my decision to quit watching TV. There is no doubt that … Continue reading

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Money Confession – Nigerian Scam

This is a series of money confessions which I received from audience members after some speeches I have given recently. These are some of the more interesting money confessions that I thought would be worthwhile to share with everyone. This … Continue reading

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Why Yearly Insurance Reviews Are Essential

Bad things can happen in an instant. Last year, while everyone else was celebrating and enjoying the 4th of July, an errant firework burned down an elderly man’s house. Like other depression-era folks who long ago lost faith in financial … Continue reading

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Money Confession – Money & Family

This is an ongoing series of money confessions that I have gathered from speaking engagements I’ve been asked to give. The series consists of some of the more interesting money confessions that audience members have anonymously written down. This is … Continue reading

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Weekend Reading – Must Read Personal Finance Articles From The Past Week

Money-Back Guarantee on Cancer Treatment: an interesting development in the UK where Johnson & Johnson made a proposal to the Britain’s national health care system where the system will only have to pay for the drug when it actually works … Continue reading

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Credit Card Balance Transfer Offers – What To Look For

One way to reduce the amount you pay in credit card interest is to do a balance transfer switching your high interest credit card rate for a much lower rate, often times 0% for a certain number of months. The … Continue reading

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Why Giving A $10,000 Tip Is A Bad Idea

There is a story making it’s way around about a waitress that received a $10,000 tip and what a wonderful gesture it was. No doubt about it, except that because of the way it was given, the waitress is going … Continue reading

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Student Loan Consolidation (Your Advice)

Knowing the best course of action to take on your student loans is often a difficult maze to work your way through. That is the question from this reader: I was looking into federal student loan consolidation on a $12,828.19 … Continue reading

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Money Confession – Unaffordable

What if you were given a chance to make a money confession that you had never told anyone before? I asked an audience I was giving a speech to do just that. This is a series of their confessions that … Continue reading

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Do My Frugal Ways Harm Workers?

Recently, two different family members from the big city visited us here in suburbia. Both commented that the prices at the stores and restaurants were too low. Cheapskate that I am, I found the idea absurd. How could a price … Continue reading

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Money Confession – Lottery & Debt

This is one of a series of money confession photos that people gave to me when I asked for them at a speech I gave last month. There were a surprising number of money confessions that made me realize that … Continue reading

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Money Confession – Stealing

This photo is one of a series of money confessions I gathered from audience members from a speech I gave last month. I felt a number of these were worth sharing and hope that you will give your opinions on … Continue reading

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Do I Need A Budget? (Your Advice)

Budgets are a main foundation for a lot of people trying to get their finances in order, but is a budget always necessary? That is a question from one of the readers: I keep reading about the importance of having … Continue reading

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Money Confessions – Where Did It Come From?

This is part of a series of money confession from people that wrote to me at the end of a speech I gave last month. The confessions were quite interesting and these are some of them I felt worth sharing. … Continue reading

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