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Happy Birthday to Single Ma!

Sunday, December 24th, 2006

Just a quick note to let you know that Single Ma turns 30-something +1 today. I bet it was lots of fun growing up with her birthday on the DAY BEFORE CHRISTMAS! Oh, I’ll do the Blog of the Week on Tuesday.

Is My Blog Loading Slowly?

Friday, December 22nd, 2006

I have noticed since last night that my blog seems to load slowly. Have any of you experienced any problems?

JLP’s Weekly Roundup

Friday, December 22nd, 2006

The Many Versions of Monopoly Full Service vs. Discount Brokers A review of Fred Brock’s Health Care on Less Than You Think The Good, Bad and The Ugly of Credit Cards Great Money Gifts for Kids How to Set Goals You Can Achieve Resolutions and Goal Setting 10 Common Investor Mistakes The Pitfalls of Debit […]

What Kind of Millionaire Do You Want To Be?

Thursday, December 21st, 2006

The January issue of Money has a section about reaching various goals. They (Money Magazine) took a poll to find out what sorts of goals people had set for themselves. One of those goals was “…to become a millionaire.” In that section, they have a little chart that shows how much you need to save […]

35 Most Outrageous Fees (From Money Magazine)

Thursday, December 21st, 2006

The January 2007 issue of Money has a really good piece on the 35 Most Outrageous Fees (sorry no link yet). What I found funny was that I could only find 33 “outrageous fees” listed. Their list (along with my thoughts on most of them): BANKING & CREDIT Over-Limit Fee – Charge too much or […]

Stocks for 2007 (According to Fortune, Kiplinger’s and Smart Money)

Wednesday, December 20th, 2006

Each December Fortune, Kiplinger’s and Smart Money publish their stock picks for the upcoming year. Here’s a look at what they picked for 2007 along with current prices): NOTE: I am NOT RECOMMENDING any of these stocks. I’m just providing the information. Fortune COMPANY TICKER CURRENTPRICE AIG AIG $72.02 Altria MO $85.72 ConocoPhillips COP $72.92 […]

How Much Is Christmas Going to Cost You?

Wednesday, December 20th, 2006

If you charge this year’s Christmas, how much will it cost you? Take a look at the graphic below, which assumes total charges of $1,500 on a card with a 12% APR. According to my numbers, if you pay 11 payments of $135, and one payment of $113, you can pay it all off in […]

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