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Weekly Roundup

Friday, June 30th, 2006

It is amazing how fast the weeks go by. I didn’t do a roundup last week because I took my family to the beach. It is hard to believe that was already a week ago. Anyway, it’s Friday again and time for another dose of the weekly roundup. Enjoy! $30,000 for a wedding? How to […]

Start Saving for Retirement at 16!

Friday, June 30th, 2006

I know, I know. Saving for retirement most likely is not on the minds of most 16-year olds. However, this could idea could be funded by a parent or grandparent as long as the teen has earned income that is at least as much as the contribution. In its simplest form, growing money has three […]

Single Mom’s Daughter’s in Big Trouble!

Thursday, June 29th, 2006

Ah, kids and cell phones… I don’t have much to say about this post from Single Mom. It just cracks me up! Sorry, Single Mom. I don’t mean to laugh at your trials.

JLP’s Question of the Day

Thursday, June 29th, 2006

Read this column by Jeff Opdyke first and then answer this question:

How Do You Calculate the Return on a Fixed Immediate Annuity?

Wednesday, June 28th, 2006

I put together a pretty simple spreadsheet (download) that will tell you your rate of return on a fixed immediate annuity. This spreadsheet works best

Smart Coming to the US in 2007!

Wednesday, June 28th, 2006

For those who care about saving money on gas and helping the environment at the same time, you will be interested to know that Smart is coming to the US in 2007. Here’s what the tiny two-seater looks like: It is EXTREMELY small but would be great for a single person who just needs something […]

JLP’s QotD: How Much Do You Spend on Auto Maintenance?

Wednesday, June 28th, 2006

I just got back from having new tires put on our 2002 Buick Rendezvous. I hate spending money on stuff like this but auto maintenance is a fact of life. I’m just happy that we don’t have to charge these expenses. Anyway, this reminded of a great Question of the Day:

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