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Look At Me, I’m a Sole Proprietorship!

2005 has come and gone, and it's about time to worry about income taxes again. I had various 1099 income in 2005 from consulting, this blog, and freelancing activities. I'm very green to all of this self-employment stuff, so it's all a bit … [Read the rest]


Don't got 'nuff money writings to read? Check these Carnivals out: Carnival of Personal Finance #30 Carnival of Debt Reduction #17 Festival of Frugality #5 Carnival of Investing #4 … [Read the rest]

$100 in Free Target Gift Cards Coming My Way

My first statement for my Citi Professional Card closed recently, and I just checked my rewards balance for the promised free $100 gift card. To my delight, my 10,000 free ThankYou Points have already been deposited! I swiftly went to the ThankYou … [Read the rest]

Book Review: Yes, You Can Time The Market!

The predominant investing mantra nowadays is to pick some nice index funds and stick with them, since you can't know when the market is going to go up or down. In this appropriately titled book Yes, You Can Time The Market!, Ben Stein and Phil … [Read the rest]

Discover Miles Card: How I Got My Free Money

Please also see my updated guide on How To Make Money From 0% APR Balance Transfers I just finished setting up my free money from my recent Discover Miles Card application. As mentioned in my best 0% APR offers list, it offers 0% APR for 12 months … [Read the rest]

Book Review: The Number by Lee Eisenberg

The Number by Lee Eisenberg was generously provided to me by the book's publisher. It sounded neat, so I agreed to read it and review it. The Number, as you may have guessed, stands for the specific amount of money that people have in their mind … [Read the rest]

Keeping An Eye On Dormant Accounts

I still track all of my accounts in Yodlee, which is somewhat controversial because if someone found my password for Yodlee, they would have access to all my accounts. The flip side is that I can see almost immediately if something funky is up with … [Read the rest]

Free Gulliver Book Giveaway – And More To Come!

Some of you may have noticed that several blogs are reviewing the same books at the same time. No, we have not joined some Oprah book club. We are getting these books for free from the publisher's PR firms. Does this mean you'll get biased … [Read the rest]

Be Wary Of Tricky Credit Card Offers

Even though I participate in a lot of bonus offers, I always read the fine print, as credit card companies can be very tricky in their wordings. Here's a pop quiz - What's wrong with this offer? … [Read the rest]

January 2006 Financial Status / Net Worth Update

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New Rating System For Book Reviews

I've got several book reviews I plan to post up soon, so I've been feeling the need to come up with some sort of book rating system. I tried to think of something creative, but I stuck to a boring but simple 4-star system. - Disappointing, … [Read the rest]

Online Bank Comparison: Capital One 360, VirtualBank, Emigrant Direct, and HSBC Direct

Update: This post is no longer updated. Please see my new online bank comparison, which includes current high-yield savings accounts from a variety of FDIC-insured banks. I have redone my old Online Bank Comparison to drop Presidential Premier … [Read the rest]

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