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JLP’s Weekly Roundup (Week of September 24, 2007)

Sunday, September 30th, 2007

Here’s a quick look at some of the posts from the MoneyBlogNetwork and beyond over the past week: NCN continues his 33-day series. Day 22 is aboutemergency funds. Wow! $20,000 seems like a lot of money to just be sitting in a bank account earning interest. MBH’s thoughts on Maxed Out – I wasn’t too […]

My Response to a Comment on My Equity-Indexd Annuity Post

Saturday, September 29th, 2007

Commenter Chris left this response to my post, A Look at an Equity-Indexed Annuity: O.K. I’ve read through all of this and the fact is that we’re talking about several different things. First of all we’re talking about investment vs. insurance. To everybody trying to compare an FIA (Fixed Indexed Annuity), it shouldn’t be done. […]

How We Found Our Contractor

Saturday, September 29th, 2007

A commenter in one of my previous kitchen remodel posts asked how I found a contractor. It all started several years ago. We bought our house in 1999 and almost immediately we started dreaming about the stuff we wanted to do to it. Our house is nearly 50 years old and nearly every room needed […]

Kitchen Remodel Update – New Cabinets!

Friday, September 28th, 2007

Here’s the latest pictures from our kitchen remodel. They started installing the kitchen cabinets on Thursday. You can click on the pictures to see more detail. The pictures don’t do them justice because they look incredible. That’s my son’s hand sticking out from behind the plastic and my daughter’s yogurt sitting on the floor. The […]

Check Out U. S. News and World Report’s Alpha Consumer Blog

Thursday, September 27th, 2007

I received an email yesterday from Kimerly Palmer informing me of a new blog she is hosting for U. S. News & World Report called Alpha Consumer. It looks like an interesting blog, similar to what The Consumerist but with a little more focus on personal finance. According to their “About” section, their blog will […]

Kitchen Remodel Update: Installing Cabinets Today!

Thursday, September 27th, 2007

Most of the destruction is complete (except for the fireplace, which they are tearing down today) and today they are beginning to install the cabinets. They look AWESOME! I’ll add some pictures to this post later today after the crew has gone home. It’s funny during the demolition, I was wondering what the heck we […]

The Changing Face of Health Care

Thursday, September 27th, 2007

One of the cover stories, A Turning Point For Health Care ($), in today’s Wall Street Journal is about how the GM-UAW deal is a turning point for health care. From the article: The shift isn’t only about dropping coverage or making workers pay more of the bill. Like GM, many employers want to immunize […]

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