Archives For February 2006

Jeeves is Getting Fired!

February 28, 2006 is becoming in a huge makeover at the search engine. Their goal is to take on Google. Barry Diller, CEO of InterActiveCorp (the parent company of, believes that is the superior search engine because it gives more acurate results. Continue Reading…

The New Spam Comment

February 27, 2006

I have been receiving a different kind of spam comment lately. It reads like this:

“How do I subscribe to your feed?”

I know it is spam because if this person knows what a feed is, then they know how to subscribe to it. Stupid!

I have a feeling that spam isn’t going away. I have also noticed that some spam is slipping through my Spam Karma filter. Oh well, I guess it just comes with the territory.

I was just on the Wells Fargo website looking at my bank account and I noticed something called Direct Deposit Advance so I clicked on it. Apparently if you have your paycheck direct deposited into your account and times get tough, you can ask for an advance. I WOULDN’T RECOMMEND IT THOUGH. It is quite expensive since they charge $2 for EACH $20 they advance you. That’s a 10% fee! It’s best to manage your money properly.

Jason Fry of the Wall Street Journal has written an interesting article on the changing world of blogging. I’m sure the newness of blogging is diminishing. However, I don’t think blogging is dying. If I’m wrong I really don’t care. I already have a loyal group of readers and I know that as long as I continue to update AllThingsFinancial I will have readers.

This week’s Carnival of Personal Finance is being hosted on the MoneyBlogNetwork’s homepage. Thanks for FMF of FreeMoneyFinance for putting it together.

Blog of the Week – No. 22

February 25, 2006

This week’s Blog of the Week selection is Chrees’ World, which is written by a 44-year old guy. Chrees is married and has a two-year old and another baby on the way. Here’s what he has to say about his blog: Continue Reading…

2005 Taxes are DONE!

February 25, 2006

It feels good to get the taxes finished! I used Tax Cut Deluxe that I bought at Wal Mart. I chose the Deluxe version rather than the Deluxe Edition + State that I received in the mail because it was cheaper and I’m not interested in upgrading Microsoft Money. I could have gotten by the Standard Edition which was $9.95 compared to the $14.95 I paid for the Deluxe. However, Continue Reading…