Category Archives: Miscellaneous

BlackListed!

It seems that my comments about the way the Money Blog Network favors each other has gotten me on a partial blacklist. For those not familiar, I made some comments that I didn’t feel it was right that the MBN … Continue reading

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Random Thoughts – More Attempts To Improve

I wrote earlier that I had decided to incorporate a number of changes here because I felt that too many personal finance writers were merely cloning each other. One of the areas where I have really struggled is with carnivals. … Continue reading

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Financial Challenge – Day 18

In our last Financial Challenge we searched the state data bases to see if we had any unclaimed money that we had forgotten about. We are going to continue along that theme today and search several Federal data bases which … Continue reading

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Does Money Make You Sexier?

Sorry, I couldn’t let this one go and I’m interested in getting the opinions of others on this. Let’s just say that my eyes were rolling a tiny wee bit as I read this article over at msn titled Why … Continue reading

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Firewall Identity Theft Movie

Who says personal finances can’t be exciting? Not Hollywood who will be releasing the movie Firewall (with trailer) tomorrow. The movie is about Jack Stanfield (Harrison Ford) who works for the Seattle-based Landrock Pacific Bank as a computer security specialist. … Continue reading

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Why I’ll Never Freelance Write Again

I’ve spent a lot of my years freelance writing. In the early years it was just the thrill of getting published that kept me going because the pay was literally nothing at times. As I got more pieces published I … Continue reading

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Saving Money Isn’t Sexy – Until Now!

This post has already gotten me in trouble with my wife, but I swear it was necessary research! Big Mike was kind enough to inform me that: “The problem with this (simple investing) plan is that it’s boring, and if … Continue reading

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Identity Theft Scam – I Would Have Fallen For It

I came across this little piece about an ID Theft scam that goes to show that you really can’t trust anyone these days: For Aisha Shahid and dozens of others who went to an advertised job fair in Chattanooga and … Continue reading

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101 Dumbest Moments In Business

Looking for some entertaining reading this week, check out the Business2 101 Dumbest Moments In Business – makes you wonder why you aren’t getting paid big bucks to run a company because you surely could not do worse than some … Continue reading

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New Nickel Launched Today

The United States Mint launched the New nickel today which is the first circulating coin that features the image of a United States President facing forward. The coins used in circulation have depicted the profiles of presidents in the past. … Continue reading

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Oil & US Vulnerbility

I know little about the oil sector, but I do remember watching gas prices spike after Hurricane Katrina and an influx of people to the site looking for information on how to save money on gas. That’s why I read … Continue reading

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Praying To The God of Wealth

Had a great time (where else but in Japan can you get a squid on a stick?) and delivered the prayers to Ebisuten (the God of Wealth). squid on a stick Half the fun is the walk to the shrine … Continue reading

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Off To Ebessan

Tomorrow I’m off to ebessan (actually later this evening for all of you in the US). This is an annual festival at the beginning of the New Year dedicated to bring good money luck. It’s a three day festival and … Continue reading

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Poverty & A Color TV

An interesting article on msn by the Christian Science Monitor titled Poverty Now Comes With A Color TV. Well worth the read: “In terms of the items people have … it amazes me the number of people who are at … Continue reading

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Dropped Money

I’ve always loved finding money ever since I was a kid (in reality, I just love to find “things” – it’s one of the reasons I’ve done well with ebay out here – I genuinely love going into old run … Continue reading

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Bug In Blogger?

I was visiting over at All Things Financial when in the comments it came to my attention the the original All Things Financial hosted at blogger was no longer in his possession. Someone else was using it and put up … Continue reading

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Fat Smokers Save You Money

I was wandering around the web looking for more information to add to Cost of Smoking when I can across this article about how Fat Smokers Save You Money. While this really doesn’t have anything to do with personal finance … Continue reading

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Opportunities II

I was watching TV tonight and they has a special on a town in the countryside where most of the residents are 65 years plus. The town was dying and there was no income coming in until one of the … Continue reading

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Personal Finance Writers Net Worth – December 2005

While I have had fun doing this the last few months, this will be the last one of these that I put together. While I enjoy doing it, with the increase in the number of people keeping track of their … Continue reading

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Otoshidama

There is a tradition in Japan of giving money to children at the New Year. The money comes from parents, grandparents and relatives – and is called “otoshidama.” Due to this money, most Japanese children are excited about New Years … Continue reading

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