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A Few Tips for Working From Home

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008

The 90 Days Column ($) in today’s Wall Street Journal has a few pointers for those who are thinking about working from home. Their points along with my thoughts: Prepare yourself psychologically. If you’re used to being around people, working from home can feel quite lonely. Take yourself — and your job — seriously. Refrain […]

A New Money Website for Federal Employees

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008

After my interview on the Your Turn last week, I was talking with Francis Rose. He told me that he was entering the blogging world with a money blog aimed to help federal employees. I told Francis to send me a link whenever his blog was up and running and that I would do my […]

Trade Your Tax Rebate for a Giftcard

Monday, April 28th, 2008

Did you know that many retailers are offering 10% bonuses to people who use their tax rebates to purchase store giftcards? So if you give Sears your $600 refund, for instance, they’ll hand you a $660 Sears gift card to spend. Some of the retailers offering these offers include Kroger, Sears, K-Mart, and Lands End. […]

Should Parents Bail Out Their Kids?

Monday, April 28th, 2008

NOTE: The reader-submitted question of the day will begin tomorrow morning. Should Parents Bail Out Their Kids? That is the title of Liz Pulliam Weston’s article over on MSN Money. I can’t remember a time when I ever “bailed out” financially by my parents. Sure, they helped me from time-to-time and my wife’s parents helped […]

JLP’s Roundup (April 26, 2008)

Saturday, April 26th, 2008

JD reviews Investing 101. One of FMF’s readers has a credit score question. Nickel asks if bi-weekly mortgage payment plans are worthwhile. Now here’s MBH’s thoughts on the topic. My thoughts: Remember that any extra payments towards your mortgage is money that could be used elsewhere. People tend to only think about the interest saved […]

Should We Start Hoarding Food?

Thursday, April 24th, 2008

I don’t want to alarm anybody, but maybe it’s time for Americans to start stockpiling food. No, this is not a drill. There’s something about this Wall Street Journal article (free) that really bothers me. I understand his point that food prices are increasing faster than what we can earn from a bank account. It […]

Question of the Day – Budgeting

Thursday, April 24th, 2008

Here’s today’s Question of the Day: Has the current economic environment (inflation and what not) forced you to cut back in your spending or to change your lifestyle in any way? As things stand right now, I would have to say no. I am more aware of the prices I pay for groceries as it […]

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