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Dang it! My Car Insurance is Going Up

Thursday, January 31st, 2008

Remember last summer wehn I wrote about how my insurance agent set me up with a new auto insurance policy and that by doing so, I was going to save $800 per year? If not, you can read about it here. The only difference that I could tell between the new policy and my old […]

Question of the Day: Will the Fed’s Actions Work?

Thursday, January 31st, 2008

I’m confused. I was under the impression that the Fed did not want to lower interest rates due to inflation fears. I guess those fears have taken a back seat to recession fears as the Fed has lowered rates by 1.25% within a week’s time. QUESTION: Do you think these interest rates cuts will prevent […]

2007 Was a Horrible, Horrible Year For Home Builders

Wednesday, January 30th, 2008

After posting yesterday’s look at the Dow Jones Home Construction Index, I decided to take a look at the index’s 14 components. Here’s how each component performed in 2007: Of course I’m not telling you anything that you didn’t already know. We all knew it was bad, I just didn’t know it was that bad. […]

Could There Be a Link Between Foreclosures and Arson?

Wednesday, January 30th, 2008

This MSN article investigates whether or not there’s a link betwen foreclosures and arson. The article doesn’t come to any meaningful conclusions but it does mention some troubling cases: In Woodland Park, Colo., a homeowner was accused of burning his home just before he was evicted in a foreclosure action. In Houston, a man was […]

Checkout Dollar Frugal’s Insanely Massive Blogroll

Tuesday, January 29th, 2008

I have always wanted to create a blogroll list including links to each blog’s feed but never have gotten around to it. Anyway, now that Dollar Frugal has done it, I don’t need to worry about it. Check out Dollar Frugal’s Insanely Massive Blogroll. There’s probably more blogs there than you care to read, but […]

What’s Better Than A 20% Return?

Tuesday, January 29th, 2008

What could possibly be better than a 20% return on your money?? I’ll tell you, and it isn’t a gimmick.

A Look at the Dow Jones Home Construction Index

Tuesday, January 29th, 2008

Check this out. It’s the annual returns of the Dow Jones Home Construction Index: The index is composed of the following 14 homebuilders: Company IndexWeight (%) Beazer Homes USA Inc. 1.34 Centex Corp. 13.49 Champion Enterprises Inc. 2.84 D.R. Horton Inc. 16.83 Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. Cl A 1.52 KB Home 7.73 Lennar Corp. Cl A […]

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