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I Just Lowered my Auto Insurance Bill by $489 Per Year

Friday, April 28th, 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

Weekly Roundup

Friday, April 28th, 2006

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

Save the Internet

Friday, April 28th, 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 […]

How to Calculate Your Personal Rate of Return

Friday, April 28th, 2006

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

Tools for the Do-It-Yourself Financial Planning Crowd

Thursday, April 27th, 2006

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

Looking at 401(k) Fees

Wednesday, April 26th, 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

Teachers’ Unions Not Looking Out for Teachers’ Best Interests

Wednesday, April 26th, 2006

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

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