Archives For November 2006

I’m Updating My Feed

November 28, 2006

FYI – I just wanted to let you know that if you are seeing some funny things with my feed, it is because I’m trying to get it set up using the new blog information. So, if you see old entries as new entries, simply ignore them. Everything should work itself out in the next day or so. Best of all, you DON’T HAVE TO DO ANYTHING! Just keep subscribing to the same feed and everything SHOULD be fine.

Thanks for your patience.

While trying to get my feeds straight this morning, I noticed that some a**hole is scraping my blog’s content (along with LOTS of other bloggers). They are running Adsense on their “blog” and I want to report them to Google as theives. Does anyone know how to do this? I figure if I can shut down the possibility of them making money off other people’s content it will squash their desire to steal.

No Blog of the Week This Week

November 27, 2006

FYI – the Blog of the Week will return next week. Stay tuned…

I Need Some Recommendations

November 27, 2006

I’m looking for some CD/DVD burning software. Any recommendations?

The reason I’m asking this is that I have been reading reviews for both Nero’s and Roxio’s products on Amazon. The frustrating thing about customer reviews is that one person says the product is great and the next totally trashes it. HOw can two people buy the same product and have such differing views of it?

What’s sad is that I had a decent software program (it was one the early editions of Easy CD Creator back when it was made by Adaptec) on my old desktop but I can’t figure out how to move it to my laptop. I found the original recovery disks along with the original applications for the old desktop but they won’t let me open the disk from my laptop.

Do you guys have any suggestions?

Latinos and Personal Finance

November 27, 2006

My local newspaper reprinted an interesting article (might require registration) about a program to help teach Latinos the basics of personal finance. The program is called the Latino Financial Issues Program. The need for such a program is great. According to the article, 50% of Latinos living in the US operate in a cash economy! The article states:

They [Latinos] don’t establish credit or have a credit score, making it harder to buy a house or car and keeping them from building assets and wealth.

It’s true that is very difficult to get ahead in the game if you are playing a different game than everyone else. I hope this program is a success.

Migration Finished! (I Think)

November 27, 2006

First off, I want to say a great big thanks to my brother-in-law Jerry, brother Chris, Flexo, and Nickel for helping me work my way through the migration from to The reason for all of this is that earlier this year I received a lovely letter from an attorney claiming that my blog’s name was infringing on a copyright. Apparantly a bank owns the trademark to the phrase “All Things Financial.” Jerry was EXTREMELY helpful in communicating with the opposing attorney by drafting a couple of letters for me and explaining what my options were.

Anyway,… I’m JUST NOW getting around to changing everything over.


Please check your links to this blog and change the URL and name to AllFinancialMatters (

Holiday Weekly Roundup

November 24, 2006

Maybe it’s the fact that they have live football on in the middle of the day that makes the day after Thanksgiving feel like a holiday. Other than trying to get this blog moved over to AllFinancialMatters (looks the same doesn’t it?), I haven’t done much except lay around the house. I feel like I’m getting a cold or something (most likely inherited from my daughter!).

I did at least want to get my Weekly Roundup done. Enjoy!

The World’s Easiest Inflation Calculator. Hey, what about this one?

What’s Your Time Worth?

Putting Together an Estate Plan.

Young and In Debt

FMF Digs Into His Archives.