October 2010

The Power of 2nd (and 3rd) Opinions

October 12, 2010

Remember the other month when I thought I was gonna have to retire my Caddy? Because I failed emissions and some jerk store told me it was going to cost $3,000 to fix?  Well yeah, they were wrong. Which brings us to today’s topic:  MAKE SURE TO GET 2nd OPINIONS! Especially when you have no idea about whatever it is that’s broken. And when it […]

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Should you be allowed to file bankruptcy more than once?

October 11, 2010

A friend sent me this link yesterday about Toni Braxton filing for bankruptcy for a 2nd time in her life. Actually, a 2nd time in 10 years!  Can you imagine?  I honestly can’t, which is why I think is why I’m blogging about it today :) I don’t know what to make of this really.  I mean, at first its like “are you serious??”  You […]

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What’s Your Number?

October 8, 2010

I came across this “ING Your Number” marketing ploy the other day and thought it was perfect for a light Friday post :) Although “ploy” probably isn’t the best term to use here, more like marketing genius!  Create a fun financial game for us nerds, and then have everyone blog about it! Haha… it’s a good thing we love you ING. But yeah, after giving […]

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Net Worth Update: $181,641.37 (up $13 Gs)

October 7, 2010

Back in action, baby. The stock markets returned to lift up the world’s investments! So it had absolutely nothing to do with me actually doing GOOD! haha… Okay, well that’s a little bit of a lie, but as you can see in that graph to the left, the bulk of this extra $13Gs came from our stocks & mutual funds going up. And in all […]

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Guy’s house burns down because he didn’t pay $75 fee!!!

October 6, 2010
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(WARNING: I am extremely pissed off right now) Where the F*ck is common decency? What if this was your mother’s home burning down?!  This story fires me up beyond belief (no pun intended)…  In a nut shell, a homeowner didn’t pay the $75 yearly fee to have access to the fire service, so when he called 911 to get someone out to stop it from […]

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I Don’t Dress Like a Bum, Mom.

October 5, 2010

Anytime I tell people I’m a personal finance blogger, they get this look of shock on their face. Not because they don’t know what blogging is (which as many of you know is probably a good 75% of people out there), but because I don’t dress all financial-like. In fact, as my mother likes to say, I “dress like a bum.” (she just doesn’t get […]

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Social Security & My Life-Time Earnings!

October 4, 2010

I love getting these Social Security Statements in the mail! They always show how much you’re worth when you’re old and wrinkly ;) Haha… actually, I like to see how much my income fluctuates between the years. These statements track alllll your (reported) earnings since you’ve started working. Or at least mine does since I’m only 30. Wanna see my total combined income in the […]

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Tip #397: Hide your money from yourself

October 1, 2010

This is a tip that I never really thought worked, but starting to realize its benefits. I first read about it in my boy Alan Corey’s book , A Million Bucks by 30, and for whatever reason it was the one main thing that stuck in my mind :)  That, and realizing I’d never hit $1 Mil by the time I turn 30! Haha…  but […]

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