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Question of the Day – Where do You Buy Your Groceries?

Wednesday, August 29th, 2007

Here’s today’s question(s) of the day: Where do you normally shop for groceries? Why? We usually buy our groceries at Kroger. I know it’s not nearly as cheap as Wal Mart but I absolutely HATE shopping at Wal Mart. Our Kroger is much more convenient and I like the fact that I can go at […]

Small Ways Wealth Begets Wealth

Wednesday, August 29th, 2007

Today’s Getting Going column by Jonathan Clement’s is titled The Small Ways Wealth Begets Wealth (free). It’s about how saving relatively small amounts of money can help you build wealth. For instance, by saving just $100 per month, a person can eventually build up a savings account for emergencies so that they don’t have to […]

A Very Interesting Quote From Sam Stovall of Standard & Poor’s

Tuesday, August 28th, 2007

I was watching Bloomberg TV’s Open Exchange with Pimm Fox this morning. One of Pimm’s guests was Sam Stovall, chief investment strategist at Standard & Poor’s. Today’s topic was the risk in the market and whether or not people are scared or should be scared. Here’s what Sam Stovall said: “Since 1950 we have had […]

Should Municipalities Use Cameras to Catch Red Light Runners?

Tuesday, August 28th, 2007

The city council in my town is meeting today to decide whether or not to pursue installing cameras at some of the busy intersections to catch people who run red lights. I have to say that I like this idea a lot. I’m sick of people running red lights! It seems like the problem is […]

Your Mortgage May Not Be As Expensive As You Think It Is

Monday, August 27th, 2007

UPDATE: I updated the formula due to an error on my part that was caught by Brad of Analyzing Wealth. Thanks for the catch, Brad! Did you know that your mortgage may not be as expensive as you think it is? It’s true. If you have a mortgage with a fixed interest rate, which holds […]

Do You Play the Lottery?

Monday, August 27th, 2007

I just saw on the Drudge Report that someone won a Powerball jackpot worth $314 million. I can’t even imagine coming into that much money all at one time. I have never played the lottery. To me the odds of winning are so slim that it’s just not worth it. Besides I’m not so sure […]

WSJ Editorial: Fair Tax, Flawed Tax

Sunday, August 26th, 2007

I read an interesting editorial in this weekend’s Wall Street Journal titled Fair Tax, Flawed Tax. I have not read Neal Boortz’s The FairTax Book (affiliate link), which is a book about abolishing the IRS and the income tax and moving to a consumption tax. Boortz calls this a fair tax. In my opinion, it […]

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