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Seth Godin’s Lost it!

Friday, August 29th, 2008

Ads are the new tip jars? Of course Seth’s a marketer so he could have written that post as a way to generate some buzz by ruffling some feathers. Regardless, ads are NOT tip jars and telling people to click on them just for the hell of it is just stupid. Thoughts?

This Is My LEAST Favorite Time of Year!

Friday, August 29th, 2008

Here’s why: That’s the projected path of Gustav. You can click here to see an updated graphic. FYI – I realize I’m not the only one impacted by hurricanes. I inserted the red dot with the word “Me” next to it in order to give you a frame of reference as to how close my […]

Would You Rent an Apartment to This Woman?

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

I received an email from a reader this morning with a link to this article: Morris Family’s Plight Shows Flaw in Housing Assistance Program. The reader wanted to know my thoughts and the thoughts of AFM readers. Legalities aside, would you rent an apartment to the lady in the article? I’m not a landlord, nor […]

FHA Raising Its Premiums

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

Saw this in yesterday’s Wall Street Journal. Beginning October 1, the FHA’s upfront premium charged to most borrowers will increase to 1.75% from its current 1.5%. The WSJ gave an example that the upfront premium on a $300,000 loan will be $5,250, which is $750 higher than the old premium. The annual premiums will remain […]

Last Day to Sign Up For the Little Book Boxed Set Giveaway!

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

FYI – If you haven’t yet signed up for a chance to win the latest giveaway, you still have time. Just head over to that post and leave a comment. I’ll announce the winner tomorrow morning. Good luck!

Got a Bad Attitude? These Ten Actions Will Help You Snap Out of it!

Wednesday, August 27th, 2008

One of the things I love about Jeffrey Gitomer’s books* is their simplicity. You can pick up a little book, flip to a page, start reading, and pick up something useful or motivational. On page 83 of the Little Gold Book of Yes! Attitude* is a list of ten actions a person can take in […]

Financial Education Could Be a Bad Idea

Wednesday, August 27th, 2008

We hear a lot of people calling for increased consumer education when it comes to financial matters in this day and age. Not everyone agrees, though. Lauren Willis, for instance, an associate professor at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles says that financial education for the masses is not only a waste of time and […]

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