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And The BEST-Performing Stock Over the Last 10 Years is…

Monday, February 26th, 2007

Hansen Natural – Symbol: HANS [Yahoo!Finance, Google Finance] According to a special section in today’s WSJ, Hansen had an average annual return of 73.9% over the last 10 years! Had you invested $1,000 in Hansen 10 years ago, it would have been worth $252,927 by the end of 2006! The math: FV = $1,000 × […]

Just How Expensive is a Payday Loan?

Sunday, February 25th, 2007

Two words: VERY EXPENSIVE! The typical payday loan is a two-week loan. The fee for such a loan is $15 to $25 per $100 borrowed (that’s for TWO WEEKS). An example… Let’s say times are tough and Jack needs $100 to fix his car. Jack goes down to the local payday loan company and they […]

Changing Up My Blog Links

Sunday, February 25th, 2007

I spent a good part of the day cleaning up my links (I’m still not quite done). Instead of the having a separate page for each type of link, I decided to make one page with all the links listed in a table. I think it looks nice and is a lot more organized. You […]

Blog of the Week – No. 71

Sunday, February 25th, 2007

What do you get when you combine and English major with money? Answer: An English Major’s Money, this week’s Blog of the Week. An English Major’s Money is a blog written by a 23-year-old ’06 college grad working an entry-level job in New York City. She’s trying to learn to manage her money to maximize […]

Do You Really Want to Finance Your Car for 30 Years?

Saturday, February 24th, 2007

I was sitting here watching college basketball when a commercial for Countrywide Home Loan came. They were advertsing a “Combo Loan.” From their website: Get ready for fantastic savings with a Combo Loan from Countrywide. Want to get cash and simplify your bills? Refinance with a Combo Loan from Countrywide. Consolidate your first mortgage, your […]

JLP’s Weekly Roundup

Saturday, February 24th, 2007

MBH has a two-part review of Debt is Slavery (Part 1 and Part 2). Also, Scott interviews the author, Michael Mihalik. FMF has an interesting post about how much money people are leaving on the table by not itemizing their deductions. – Don’t assume that you shouldn’t itemize your deductions. Nickel on phone tax credit […]

Does This Make Any Sense?

Friday, February 23rd, 2007

A reader left the following comment on my Dave Ramsey vs. Suze Orman post: If you are in debt, you haven’t been living life by the math, so you are unlikely to get out of debt that way. Dave’s plan harnesses the motivations you already have and aims them toward debt reduction. Something about this […]

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