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Another “JLP Project” in the Works

Tuesday, March 27th, 2007

It’s hard to believe that it has been nearly six months since the last personal finance blogger community project. I had originally wanted to do a project each quarter but I ran out of ideas! Anyway, I have another new idea that I think would be fun. I sent out an email to 68 personal […]

Renting Furniture is a Bad Idea!

Monday, March 26th, 2007

How expensive is it to buy rent-to-own furniture? Short answer: VERY EXPENSIVE! I was on the Rent-A-Center website and I found this Ashley sofa and loveseat: I called up a local Rent-A-Center and asked the guy how much this set goes for. He told me that just the sofa and loveseat rents for $26.99 per […]

OT: Meet a Woman Named “Jeffrey”

Monday, March 26th, 2007

Back in December of last year, I wrote a post titled How Many People Have Your Name? In that post I commented about the fact that their stats said that 99.83% of the people with the name “Jeffrey” were male and that I couldn’t believe that a woman would have the name Jeffrey. Anyway, a […]

Things I Spend Money On That I Know I Shouldn’t But I Do Anyway!

Monday, March 26th, 2007

How’s that for a title? Here’s a list of some of the things I spend money on that I consider frivolous: 1. CDs. I have nearly 1,000 music CDs and yet I keep buying more. At $10 per CD, I have spent at least $10,000 on music CDs! OUCH! 2. Books. I probably have 20 […]

JLP’s Weekly Roundup

Sunday, March 25th, 2007

Jim reviews Debt is Slavery. Flexo’s giving away a copy of Quicken Rental Property Manager 2.0. Nickel’s contemplating refinancing his mortgage. – Although his math is generally correct, he left out one important ingredient in my opinion: opporunity cost. Here’s why FMF gives publicly each week at church. – We don’t. Instead, we pay our […]

7 Steps for a Solo Career

Saturday, March 24th, 2007

Tired of your job? Want to go out on your own? Well, before you leap, here’s some stuff you should think about. I found this article over on the Money website. Below are the steps. See the article for some great advice on each step. 1. Give yourself financial padding – Be realistic. You will […]


Saturday, March 24th, 2007

That was the most pathetic game I have ever witnessed. So many missed opportunities. The Jayhawks just gave them the game.

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