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Mad Money – Apparantly So (Guest Submission)

Friday, April 27th, 2007

I don’t usually publish guest posts but today I’m going to make an exception. The following post was submitted to me by John Hinchey of H and K Services. This is NOT a paid post. Also, please feel free to leave a comment about your impressions of Cramer’s Mad Money. Jim Cramer’s nightly “Mad Money” […]

Are Americans Saving Too Much for Retirement? An Interview with Laurence Kotlikoff

Friday, April 27th, 2007

The May issue of Money has a short interview with Laurence Kotlikoff, who is sort of the new ambassador of the consumption-smoothing movement. I’m not that familiar with consumption smoothing but I remember Scott Burns mentioning it when I interviewed him last year. Anyway, I thought this little tidbit from the Kotlikoff interview was interesting: […]

Oregon Governor Lives One Week on Food Stamps

Thursday, April 26th, 2007

Video. I used to work in a grocery store and am quite familiar with food stamps. The lady’s buying habits in the video are MUCH better than I remember of the typical food stamp user, which is a shame since those with poor shopping habits are most likely to become those with poor health. I […]

Auto Insurance – When Should You Drop Collision and Comprehensive Coverage?

Thursday, April 26th, 2007

Lenders require car owners to carry collision and comprehensive insurance coverage on their vehicles as long as there is a lien against them (meaning, while they are being paid off). Then, once the vehicle is paid for, it is usually up to the insured to choose whether or not to carry the extra insurance. I’m […]

How Much is a Pet Really Worth?

Thursday, April 26th, 2007

I read a very interesting article in today’s Wall Street Journal titled How Much is Your Dog’s Life Worth? (free) The article talks about how the laws dealing with pets are outdated because pets have a new, higher place in the lives of their owners. In other words, people want to be able to sue […]

Dave Ramsey Links and Stuff

Wednesday, April 25th, 2007

Sam over at Getting Finances Done has put together a list of Dave Ramsey-related links and resources. He even linked to a couple of Dave Ramsey-related posts I recently published. Anyway, if you’re a Dave Ramsey fan (or if you can’t stand him and like to make fun of him) you should head over to […]

Do Payday Loans “Victimize” People?

Tuesday, April 24th, 2007

I’m pretty sure I have made my stance clear on payday loans. They’re expensive and I hate ‘em. That said, I do take issue with an editorial (pdf) I read today in my local paper. The piece was written by Don Baylor who is a senior policy analyst at the Center for Public Policy Priorities. […]

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