Archives For May 2006

U. S. News and World Report has a series of articles for those who have student loans. According to their article, you have until June 30 to consolidate your student loans and lock in current rates. Some people may not want to consolidate. Whatever you decide, be sure and make your decision before June 30th!

We are all familiar with stories about shady salesmen selling people fee-ridden insurance products without fully disclosing the fees and penalties for getting out of the product if you decide it is not for you. As if these salesmen weren’t enough to worry about, there’s something else you need to be aware of: Continue Reading…

What do you do when you can’t stand the taste of your city’s water? I have tried a couple of filters but they still left the chlorine smell in my water. I hate bringing a glass of water up to my mouth and smelling chlorine. I haven’t even looked into going the delivery route. So, for the last several years Continue Reading…

Ever Tasted Tear Gas?

May 30, 2006

This is a bit off-topic for a personal finance blog, but I wanted to share this story with you from my friend Vlad, who is down in Chile on business.

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I guess the proper answer for that question is “who knows!” The reason for this is that there are so many variables in life that it makes it difficult to come up with an answer. That said, I think it is still Continue Reading…

I put this Life Insurance Needs Calculator together this weekend as a BEGINNING POINT for those who are evaluating their life insurance. The purpose of the calculator Continue Reading…

One of the cool things about blogging is the ability for readers to leave comments. Thoughtful comments add to a blog and give it a community feel. I am fortunate to have some of the best commenters! To celebrate that fact, I would like to introduce something new called The Commenter of the Month. This is something I just thought up like 5 minutes ago so you’ll have to bear with me as I plan this out. But, so far, here is what I’m thinking: Continue Reading…