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Magic Formula Portfolio May Update

Thursday, May 31st, 2007

Well, it’s been a month since I last updated the Magic Formula Portfolio (a hypothetical portfolio I have been following since January). On May 1st, I purchased the third set of five stocks for the portfolio. For more on the selection process, read A Look at Magic Formula Investing. Here’s a look at the last […]

Sorry For My Slow-Loading Blog

Thursday, May 31st, 2007

You may have noticed that my blog has been loading extremely slowly the last coupld of days. I’m working with my host to get it straighted out. Here’s the email I got from them yesterday: Hello, There were a few users on the machine using more that their fair share of system resources. The machine […]

A Huge Reason For the Subprime Mess

Thursday, May 31st, 2007

I came across a couple of interesting articles yesterday regarding subprime mortgages. The first article, Wow, I Could’ve Had a Prime Mortgage, was enlightening. It seems that people who didn’t know any different were given subprime mortgages even though they qualified for a prime mortgage. OUCH! Why would such a thing happen? Well, this portion […]

Is Organic Milk Worth the Cost?

Wednesday, May 30th, 2007

After reading The Maker’s Diet by Jordan Rubin, my wife decided that it was time to start buying organic milk. The only problem I have with this is that it costs DOUBLE the price of non-organic milk, which is already expensive enough. We normally buy four gallons of milk per week. At $3.oo per gallon […]

A Review of “On My Own Two Feet” by Manisha Thakor and Sharon Kedar

Tuesday, May 29th, 2007

Last week I received three copies of On My Own Two Feet – a modern girl’s guide to personal finance by Manisha Thakor and Sharon Kedar. It’s a great little book for beginners. It covers the basics that everyone (guys and girls) should know about personal finance without going into too much detail. The book […]

JLP’s Weekly Roundup

Tuesday, May 29th, 2007

Here’s some of the highlights from the MoneyBlogNetwork: MBH has a Commentary on What Minimum Wage Would Buy. FMF says that the Presidential Hopefuls are Loaded. Nickel with Bogle’s Favorite Mutual Fund Companies. How about $8,000 Worth of ‘Forever Stamps?’ What’s the Relative Strength Index?

Politics Aside, Does This Make Any Sense?

Tuesday, May 29th, 2007

If Hillary has any hope of getting elected President of the United States, she better rethink her “economic vision.” From Yahoo!: Presidential hopeful Hillary Rodham Clinton outlined a broad economic vision Tuesday, saying it’s time to replace an “on your own” society with one based on shared responsibility and prosperity. The Democratic senator said what […]

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