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Archive for October, 2005

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Carnival of Personal Finance – Week 20 is up!

Monday, October 31st, 2005

This week’s Carnival of Personal Finance is hosted by WealthyWeb. I contributed my first post since Rita. It feels good to get back into the swing of things.

The Great Retirement Ripoff – Part II

Monday, October 31st, 2005

I picked up the October 31, 2005 issue of Time with “The Great Retirement Ripoff” cover. The article was terrible. It was so one-sided that it should have been titled as an editorial. The authors made no attempt to explain the situation other than to say Congress allowed everything to happen. Of course I disagree […]

Oil Company Profits

Sunday, October 30th, 2005

A lot of people are upset at the fact that oil companies like Exxon, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, BP, and many others are showing record revenues. Of course these same people weren’t feeling sorry for the oil companies back when oil was at $10 per barrel. What we seem to forget is that one of the major […]

Blog of the Week – No. 6

Sunday, October 30th, 2005

My selection for my sixth Blog of the Week installment is Financial Baby Steps. Of all the blogs I have seen, this is the most unique because it is written from a baby’s point of view. It will be interesting to see whether they keep it up or not. If they do keep it up, […]

And the Award for the Bank with the Worst Name Goes to…

Sunday, October 30th, 2005

Wachovia Pronounced Wah-Ko-Vee-ah which sounds like Walk Ova Ya. What do you think?

Let Uncle Sam Help You Pay for College

Sunday, October 30th, 2005

While reading this, it may be helpful to have IRS Publication 970 handy. With the cost of college going up every year, it’s nice to get a little help from the IRS. Notice in that last sentence that I said “a little help” because it really isn’t that much of a benefit. But, every little […]

Start Planning Your Taxes Now

Saturday, October 29th, 2005

DISCLAIMER: I am NOT a tax expert. When it comes to taxes, if you have doubts or questions you should consult a tax expert. On Thursday my H&R Block tax class began talking about itemized deductions. There’s a lot of deductions available. The problem is that they take planning and organization ahead of time to […]

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