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What’s your Money Mind?

Here is an interesting little quiz from Checkfree, a popular provider of online bill-paying software. It's basically about how you handle money. My results: 63.6% Controller, 18.2% Traditionalist, Trend Setter 9.1%, Adventurer 9.1%. I think I'm … [Read the rest]

Some more finance or investment related links

I spent absolutely no time today thinking about personal finance or investing, and it was great. (Well, maybe a bit now.) Just a great day out walking and having a bar-b-que with friends. Therefore, I thought I'd put out a couple links to some new … [Read the rest]

Frugal Living Ideas and the Rule of 72

Update: I made a True Cost of Holiday Shopping Calculator to go along with this saving idea. There are so many temptations in our consumer-driven society. I mean, I already have an iPod Mini and I still want a iPod shuffle! And who doesn't need … [Read the rest]

Great Credit Cards for Balance Transfers

This post has been updated and moved here - 0% apr balance transfers with no fees. … [Read the rest]

RemoteTesting Post

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“Good” Credit Card Debt – How-To Play the 0% APR Game, Part 3

This post is old, please see my updated guide on How To Make Money From 0% APR Balance Transfers (This entry is continued from Part 1 and Part 2.) 5) Things to watch out for: Even if things go smoothly and you get your money, here are some … [Read the rest]

My Credit Card Number Stolen for… Shoes?

I just found that that someone just used my credit card to buy $138 worth of shoes at a store called Journey. They also tried to buy $300 of shoes at Payless, but that got rejected. That's a whole lot of $10 shoes. For some reason Bank … [Read the rest]

Some things are just worth it.

I don't really write much about frugal living ideas like making bag lunches or taking 5 minutes showers, not because I don't think it's important but mostly because there are a lot of other sites that do it very well (and have ideas I'd never think … [Read the rest]

Jumping into the stock market!

I woke up early today to watch the stock market open, as Neville does. I've been thinking of buying some shares of Scholr Pharma (Symbol DDD) for some time now. I won't go into details why, but I just put in a limit order for 100 shares of DDD at … [Read the rest]

Free tax software, and why I actually paid for mine.

I bought my tax software from OfficeMax recently. There seems to be a new sale every week these days, but I got H&R Block TaxCut Deluxe, 1 free e-file, TaxCut State, Microsoft Money 2005 Stanard, and DeductionPro, all for $100 - $80 of mail-in … [Read the rest]

Chasing dividends?

Another semi-conservative option I am considering for my Ameritrade side-bet goal is buying stocks with high dividends. Due to their favorable tax rate of 15%, a semi-sluggish stock market, and itty bitty bond yields, dividend-paying stocks are … [Read the rest]

E-Trade cuts fees and commissions

I find it interesting that E*Trade announced that it would cuts its fees and commissions just a month after I moved all of my accounts out of their brokerage. I guess I wasn't the only one to do so. Capitalism in action! $19.99 per trade + bogus … [Read the rest]

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