April 2008

Federal Reserve cuts another quarter point.

April 30, 2008

Wow… so now my HELOC will be down from 4.80% to 4.55% … Can it get any crazier?From MSNBC (can you tell i read this a lot?): “The central bank is walking a tightrope, trying to jump-start economic growth while also confronting the risk that if it overdoes the credit easing it could make inflation worse down the road.”

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Money Mag – Best Credit Card Offers

April 30, 2008

This month’s issue focused around the 100 BEST financial “products/ideas” out there. While i wish i could list all 100 here (some were pretty damn awesome) it wouldn’t make a lotta sense – but you could always pick it up in stores while it’s hot! I did wanna share the credit card section with ya though, as it’s always interesting to see the differences out […]

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Time to stock up on those Forever stamps.

April 29, 2008

The first-class price goes up 1 penny on May 12th! It’s not a whole lot, but if you’re anything like me it’s worth picking up a few stacks. It really chaps my hide (who says that anymore?!) when I have to venture out to the post office just to pick up a 1/2/3 cent stamp…i’m not the smartest man around, but i’m pretty sure my […]

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Operation Tax Rebate – SUCCESS!

April 29, 2008

I salute you, Government, and take back all those dirty little words I’ve said about you. And as soon as this bad boy clears, it’s off to the race tracks i go! haha…j/k. you know very well i am MUCH too frugal/nerdy to do something as exhilarating as that. It’ll be partying with the other greenbacks in my Emergency Fund.

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No sign of my rebate check yet…

April 28, 2008

Maybe i’ll use this imaginary $600 to buy some imaginary cookies and unicorns? haha ————-UPDATE: According to msnbc.com, the “00 to 20” ones will be deposited in the bank BY Friday, May 2nd … likely story ;) For other ss’s, check out the latest round of dates.

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The hunt is over, i found my George Washington!

April 28, 2008

Have you ever gotten one of these before? I’ve had a few over the years, but was always too lazy to look them. That changed today though. And i have to tell you, it’s a pretty damn good way to blow through some time :) While the site itself was kinda all over the place, the actual content was killer! I say this for two […]

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Wesley Snipes gets 3 year jail sentence

April 25, 2008

This has been all over the news lately, but it wasn’t until i saw DINK’s post that i put two and two together, and realized how this fits in to personal finance (yes, i’m a little slow). You can check out his post for the gritty details – i just wanted to offer one piece of advice: Mr. Snipes – Please do not forget to […]

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Eye wrinkle cream for $45.00???

April 25, 2008

You heard that right ladies and gents, my boy just bought some EYE CREAM for $45 greenbacks! And NO this is not some sort of sponsor post in any way. haha….I just find it really silly for a number of reasons :) I won’t go off on him for a) being a DUDE, and b) spending that much money, but instead throw out the facts […]

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Rebate checks to hit the stands on Monday!

April 25, 2008

800,000 Rebate checks are going out on Monday (April 28th), hooray! According to money.cnn.com: “The federal government, eager to boost the flagging economy, will start distributing special tax rebates on Monday – five days earlier than expected, the Treasury Department said Thursday.” All in all, 130 MILLION tax filers will receive a rebate check this year! According to this new change, i should be getting […]

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I just dropped $80 on art supplies

April 24, 2008

Update: I FINALLY finished it :) I MEANT to only spend $30-ish dollars, but i get so caught up when i’m looking around and starting an art project. Every now and then an “image” of something i want to do pops into my head, and i have to do it right away before i forget. Or get lazy, which i often do ;) In this […]

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6 Word Memoir/Random Saying.

April 24, 2008

One of my new favorite bloggers My Crazy Debt, tagged me on this the other day. Which is actually pretty funny because I kept seeing it pop up on my daily reads. So thanks Messy! My 6 word memoir comes from one of the free ringtones that you can download from Obama’s website! Talk about using the media to reach us youngin’s. Here’s my 6 […]

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What the … My c/c rate is lower than my mortgage!

April 23, 2008

MapGirl put out an interesting post yesterday about crazy interest rates these days, and it got me thinking. I, myself, have been coming across some pretty interesting things lately! Just take a look at our current interest rates: 1st Mortgage – fixed: 6.875% 2nd Mortgage (HELOC) – variable: 4.80% Credit Cards – variable: 5.25% Can you believe that?! My credit card rates are LOWER than […]

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Ann Taylor European Giveaway link

April 22, 2008

Mrs. Budgetsaresexy just forwarded this over to me. perhaps so i can share w/ all the ladies out there? Check it out, you can “play” once a day: Ann Taylor European Giveaway Oh, and if you win, you have to mail us 1 penny.

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Our house likes to eat up our Dryers.

April 22, 2008

So we are having some pretty bad luck w/ dryers lately. I don’t know what it is, but we’re now onto our THIRD one since we moved in last year! I know they don’t last forever, but man hook a brother up for at least an entire year, ya know? Here’s a quick synopsis of our pain so far: 1st dryer – inherited when purchased […]

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