Archives For August 2006

This is off topic, but I just thought this was humorous. CBS has admitted to altering a photo of Katie Couric to make her look slimmer. Here’s the before and after shots: Continue Reading…

Today’s Question of the Day is hosted by City Girl’s Financial Blog. Her question is:

In the past 24 hours, what have you done in relation to money?

Interesting question! To answer, head over to City Girl’s Financial Blog.

Some of you may know this but some of you may not.

I have another blog that I started back in 2005 called Man on a Mission, which is a blog dedicated to mission statements. I came up with this idea because I thought it would be cool to have ONE PLACE where people could read mission statements from all different companies. Yeah, it is boring, but it really serves a purpose if you are a business student or someone in management. The blog doesn’t normally get a lot of traffic so I always notice when a new college semester begins.

Man on a Mission Site Meter Stats

Carnival of Personal Finance ( Check it out and if you are blogger, make sure you link to it! Flexo also has some code so that you can add one of these to your blog:

Carnival of Personal Finance

I think giving the CoPF its own home makes sense. It will help it grow in the long run.

Check out this picture I found on Jalopnik this morning: Continue Reading…


The month of August has flown by. It is hard to believe that we will be talking about Fall within the next couple of weeks!

Today’s host for the Question of the Day Marathon is PragmaticFinance. Jason’s question is:

What factors affected the career you chose? Was it purely about the pay or were there other aspects that influenced the decision?

I have been impressed by the thought that went into everyone’s questions. Some of them really make me think. Anyway, I hope everyone has enjoyed answering the questions and reading everyone else’s responses. Please take a moment and head over to PragmaticFinance and give his question a shot.

Judging by the lack of comments, I gather that retirement withdrawal strategies are not the most exciting thing to blog about. But, that shouldn’t take away from the importance of thinking about it. I posted a Simple Example of the Grangaard Strategy earlier today. In that example I assumed that the income ladder was invested in bonds with a 5% yield.

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