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GIVEAWAY: “Does Your Bag Have Holes”

Monday, August 31st, 2009

I’m behind on my book giveaways so this week I’m going to try to do a giveaway per day. Today’s giveaway is the book, Does Your Bag Have Holes? 24 Truths That Lead to Financial and Spiritual Freedom* by Cameron Taylor. This book was written for Christians so it may not interest non-Christians. The book […]

Question of the Day – Your First Job

Friday, August 28th, 2009

Here’s today’s Question of the Day: What was your first job? My first job was working for a restaurant called O.K. Corral in the town I grew up in. It was a restaurant that took over the building that was vacated by Sonic. My job was to get clean and cook. I HATED THAT JOB! […]

Six Benefits of Starting at the Bottom

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

Saw this article on MSN this morning: 6 Benefits of a Bottom-Rung Job According the author, Paul Facella, there are six benefits to starting in a low-level job: 1. Teaches you the ropes. In my opinion, there’s nothing worse than a manager who doesn’t know what things are like down in the trenches. I realize […]

Student Loan Sob Story

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

I’m only writing about this because the guy in this story left a comment on this post along with a link to his website, ForgiveStudentLoanDebt.com. No wonder why this guy wants his debt forgiven and why he founded his website: My name is Robert Applebaum. I am a 35 year old attorney from Staten Island, […]

Question of the Day – Forgiving Student Loans

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

Stacey sent me a link to this piece on forgiving student loans. It’s short, so read it and tell me what you think. The main question is: Should we forgive student loans as a way to stimulate the economy? I say NO. Actually I say HELL NO! Lots of college students bought cars too. Should […]

Ignoring Your FICO Score Can Cost You Dearly

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

Check out this graphic I found on the myFICO website: I took the information found in that chart and made another graphic showing just how much interest a person would pay over a 30-year mortgage depending on their credit score: As you can see, the difference is significant. Just moving from the second highest to […]

Kiplinger’s List of Things College Students DON’T NEED

Monday, August 24th, 2009

In the spirit of the back-to-school season, I thought I share with you Kiplinger’s list of Ten Things College Students Don’t Need. Here are the first 5 from their list (along with my thoughts in italics): 1. New Textbooks. To avoid paying unfathomable new-book prices, see whether your university offers a rental program—or rent from […]

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