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Getting Kicked Off Google Hurts!

Monday, March 31st, 2008

Last week, I recieved the following email from Google: Dear site owner or webmaster of, While we were indexing your webpages, we detected that some of your pages were using techniques that are outside our quality guidelines, which can be found here: This appears to be because your site has been modified by […]

To Save or Not To Save

Monday, March 31st, 2008

There is one basic difference between those who save and those who don’t. We Savers (if you’re reading this you likely fall into that category) spend much of our free time reading and perhaps even writing about finance. We track our spending, set annual goals, and excitedly check our 401k balances periodically to see how […]

Check Out Morningstar’s Investing Classroom

Sunday, March 30th, 2008

While working on another post, I became reacquainted with Morningstar‘s Investing Classroom, an AWESOME resource for investors. Below is a listing of every class in the classroom series, divided into four categories: stocks, funds, portfolio, and bonds. You can start from the beginning and move your way through or you can just pick a topic […]

Warren Buffett Has a FICO Score of 718! Who Cares?

Saturday, March 29th, 2008

Website, myFICO, is making a big deal that Warren Buffett’s FICO score is only 718. My question: who cares? Seriously, the guy is worth BILLIONS of dollars. He doesn’t need credit. Can you imagine Buffett getting a subprime mortgage because his credit score is low? LOL! The article then goes on to list three reasons […]

Three Ways to Practice ThanksLIVING

Friday, March 28th, 2008

The passing of my dad has forced me to take a look at my life and the way I’m living it. In my mind my dad died much too soon (he was only 61) and I’m not too eager to follow the same path. None of this would bother me so much if I wasn’t […]

Taking a Look at Life Lock

Wednesday, March 26th, 2008

If you watch TV you have probably seen advertisements for Life Lock, an identity theft protection company. Rather than tell you all about the company and what it has to offer, I’ll direct you to a very good review of the company as well as some helpful identity theft tips that I stumbled across the […]

Advice For a Reader – What Would You Do In This Situation?

Wednesday, March 26th, 2008

Last month I wrote How Much Will That 401(k) Loan Cost You?. The other day a reader named Mark left the following comment on that post: But, I have a different scenario… Status: Company match is 100% up to 4% of pay, none thereafter. Contribution is at 10% 401k return so far this year is […]

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