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10 Best Roundup for the Week of August 24, 2009

Monday, August 24th, 2009

Welcome to this week’s Best of Money Roundup, which was founded by FMF over at FreeMoneyFinance. I had around 70 submissions to sort throught this week. After weeding out the spam and other off-topic posts, I came up with my 10 best posts for this week. Enjoy! 1. 13 Simple Tips To Make Tent Camping […]

First Day of School!

Monday, August 24th, 2009

I thought I’d share a few pictures with you. This one is of my oldest son’s first day of Kindergarten back in 2001: The next year was my youngest son’s turn: This year was my daughter’s turn: It is so hard to believe that the baby in my family is going to Kindergarten. I’m stunned […]

Money’s Tips For Raising Your FICO Credit Score

Friday, August 21st, 2009

Here’s a couple pointers from the latest issue of Money Magazine on how to improve your credit score: • Remember your credit card utilization rate, which is your total card balances compared to your total credit limits. To calculate this, divide your credit card balances by the total available credit. Money recommends trying to keep […]

My FICO Score is 794. What’s Your Credit Score?

Thursday, August 20th, 2009

After reading an article in the latest Money magazine about credit scores, I decided to check my wife’s and my score. I used myFICO.com found out my score was 794. Pretty good. It said that the only thing hurting my score was that I had 4 accounts with balances. One of those is our Visa […]

Mutual Fund Fees Jump

Thursday, August 20th, 2009

My friend Allan Roth sent me a link to an article he wrote for Money Watch: Mutual Fund Fees Jump 5 Percent It’s an interesting article. Check it out.

John Mackey’s Prescription for Fixing Health Care

Thursday, August 20th, 2009

As I said earlier this week, I’m behind on my reading. I just now got around to reading Whole Foods’ CEO, John Mackey’s op-ed piece in last week’s Wall Street on health care. He broke it down into eight steps: • Remove the legal obstacles that slow the creation of high-deductible health insurance plans and […]

Reader Comment Regarding My Automatic Gratuity Post

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

I hate to beat a dead horse but comments like this crack me up. I’m sharing this with you because comments on old posts tend to get buried and AFM readers don’t get to see them. This comment was left on my post regarding automatic gratuities. DID YOU KNOW THAT IN SOME PLACES THE HOURLY […]

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