April 2009

How Were Your Finances Looking 2 Years Ago?

April 29, 2009

I flipped through an Inc. Magazine from Feb, 2007 the other day and BOY were things different! The cover headline read “How Philip Rosedale Created Second Life. The Coolest New Marketplace in the World” Second what? Are they still around anymore? Oh man, this thing was filled w/ memories of the past. There was even talk about how awesome it would be to grow as […]

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Whatcha Know About Kids Allowances These Days?

April 28, 2009

I don’t have kids yet, but for some reason I’ve been thinking about them lately. At the moment I’m only practicing having them (aww yeahh!) but when it’s game time, I’d like to be prepared. Or at least have an idea of what I’m doing. And this apparently includes setting up the proper allowance ;) From what I’ve heard, there are about a billion and […]

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What makes a job a truly enjoyable place to work?

April 27, 2009

I was recently asked this by a dear blogger friend of mine, Wide Open Wallet, and realized that it was a helluva good question! And one w/ a helluva lot of good answers as well ;) Every job is different, but many of the principles behind great places are similar. When it comes down to it, you have to value your people. The more we […]

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And the FREE business cards & brochure winners are…

April 25, 2009

Business cards: Candy @ Broke and Not So FabulousBrochures: Knockout Niki I wish I could have given them out to each of you though! You guys had a lot of great reasons to win them :) There were 22 total entries for the business cards, and 6 for the brochures – so I ran 2 sets through the ol’ Randomizer to pick the winners in […]

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Slumdog Millionaire Child Star Almost Sold for $300k!

April 24, 2009

WTF? How could you sell this girl? Boy, just when you thought you’ve seen it all. Apparently this has been in the news all week long, but for whatever reason I’m just now coming across it. The whole thing makes me want to vomit. I mean, look how happy that girl looks! How incredible she must feel after being part of such a HUGE freakin’ […]

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Giving away FREE business cards & brochures today!

April 22, 2009

It’s time for another giveaway! I’m getting a lot more companies reaching out to give free swag away, so hopefully you all enjoy these :) And I’m trying to only giveaway those items that I would use or appreciate myself. That way, we don’t get more junk floating around! Right? Right. Okay, today’s giveaway is brought to you buy UPrinting.com – a leading online printing […]

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6 Reasons to Spend the Money on Sports This Spring.

April 21, 2009

When was the last time you up and joined a sports league? Or better yet, a KICKBALL league?! It’s made a serious comeback my friends, and it’s slicker than it was back in elementary school! It even has its own association now: WAKA (World Adult Kickball Association)! haha…but I digress. The point is, the $50 or $60 it costs to join a team is SO […]

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Life Experiences Far Outweigh the Cost of Attaining Them

April 20, 2009

I was reminded of this when it came time to drop $300 on plane tickets to New Orleans. As you all know, I’m a pretty frugal guy when it comes down to it, so for me to spend that kind of money w/out much thought says something. And what it was saying this week was IT’S BOYS WEEKEND, baby – time for a little fun! […]

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Dear Coupon Lovers, Are you ever treated differently?

April 17, 2009

I think Quizno’s just ripped me off today because i used a coupon…I’m not really all that mad about it per se, but it has definitely piqued my curiousity now. Like, do you think people DO in fact receive worse service by using coupons? And if so, would it ever stop you from using one again – at least in that store? I have no […]

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"Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons."

April 16, 2009

Haha…courtesy of the infamous Woody Allen. Just had to throw this out since it made me smile :) Hope everyone’s doing well out there! I know I am….Blogger is finally workin’ again.

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Anti-Tax Tea Parties? Are we back in the 1700’s again?

April 15, 2009

Someone just told me there are 3,000 tea parties going on right now. I’m not sure if I believe that all the way, but I’ve certainly been reading about a whole bunch this morning! According to an article from FoxNews this morning, they’re sprouting up all over: “Crowds of 5,000 to 10,000 are expected in various cities like New York, Atlanta and Sacramento, according to […]

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Taxes all done? If not, FileLater.com could be your BFF.

April 15, 2009

If you’re slackin’ on the tax filing and need an extension, FileLater.com may be just the place to check out. And I’m not getting paid to say that ;) Nope, I actually base this recommendation on my interview with Ryan Thompson, the CEO (and founder) of FileLater.com. Not only did he take the time to answer a few questions I had brewing inside, but you […]

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Ahhhhhh!! We Can’t Refinance Our 1st Mortgage :(

April 14, 2009

Yep, not even my beloved USAA can save us from this one. Apparently we’re TOO under water to refinance. Since when is $60k in the negative TOO much? ;) haha…ah well, it was worth a shot. But what’s really frustrating, if you’ll allow me to say so, is the fact that there are, indeed, people who can/will be able to refi because they made some […]

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Personal Finance Mags = The New Black.

April 13, 2009

All the cool kids are doing it! Are you? Okay, well maybe not all the *cool* ones, but certainly the smart ones. it’s sorta like milk – the more you drink the healthier your bones get. Except in this case, it’s your finances. And you don’t get caught with a stupid milk moustache (how come people never tell you when you’ve got one of these?) […]

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