Archives For April 2006

I received my renewal notice for my car insurance. The renewal was for $2,207 for the year for two cars. I know that seems high but car insurance is fairly high in Texas (at least I think it is). Anyway, I called Continue Reading…

Weekly Roundup

April 28, 2006

Time for another weekly roundup. Let’s get started: Continue Reading…

Save the Internet

April 28, 2006

It really bugs me that I’m on the same side of an issue as Moveon.org. There’s a big push by companies like AT&T, Verizon, and even Comcast to change the way the internet works by forcing certain web content providers to pay higher fees in order to insure that their content gets delivered in the best way. Go to Save the Internet to find out more.

What I’m wondering is what the heck have I been paying for the internet for? I pay $60 per month for high-speed internet access. I thought I was paying this for HIGH SPEED! Why should the companies be able to turn around and charge content providers too? I don’t get it.

Here’s how to use XIRR in Excel.

First off, I want to thank the guys at the Vanguard Diehards Forum (and this forum in particular) for helping me out with this project. The post I put up earlier this week was wrong. I was following an example I had found in this Continue Reading…

Here’s an interesting article by Meg Richards in the ContraCost Times detailing the different financial planning and investment tools available at the various no-load mutual fund companies. It is interesting to me Continue Reading…

Looking at 401(k) Fees

April 26, 2006

There’s an interesting article on the LA Times website titled Fees Eat Away at Employees’ 401(k) Nest Eggs. It is a pretty long article Continue Reading…

Sadly, this story in the Baltimore Sun doesn’t surprise me. According to the article, Continue Reading…