Category Archives: Miscellaneous

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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Dave Ramsey Going Reality TV

Yep, you read that title correctly. It seems that Dave Ramsey has signed a contract with CBS to do a reality TV show series pilot as well as develop a syndicated series. The reality TV show is tentatively titled The … Continue reading

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I Need To Get A Life – Or Opportunity?

This is how I spend a Saturday – claiming about 50 gmail accounts that I’ll probably never use, but couldn’t resist getting (now you can see why I need to get a life). This is how my mind works – … Continue reading

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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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Nice Write-Up – Thanks

I think that anyone who writes hopes that those who read the writing find the information useful and worth their time. For me, often the best gauge on whether I have accomplished this is when others take the time to … 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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Financial Challenge – Day 17

We have spend the last several days comparing prices of some of our monthly bills to see if we can get them for a better price. While we still have more to go in this area, let’s take a short … 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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