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This week’s Carnival of Personal Finance was hosted at MoneyCrashers.com. Please stop by and check it out.
Take a look at the graphic below, which shows the percentage of months that were up and down for the S&P 500 Index going back to 1926 based on the month of the year: For example, looking at the month of January…. There were 84 January months in my sample. Of those 84 months, 36.9% [...]
As of yesterday’s close, the S&P 500 Index’s total return for October is -1.26%. If that number holds through tomorrow, it will break the seven-month streak of positive returns for the index. Why was October a down month? I can think of a few reasons: 1. Profit-taking. It seems to happen after we have a [...]
First off, I thought today was Tuesday… Second, I’d like to wish my wife’s cousin, Stacey, a happy 19th birthday. She and her older sister were flower girls our wedding. She wasn’t even 3-years old back then. Wow…time flies. 1. We start off with an interesting story I read about how rich New Yorkers are [...]
I upgraded from my BlackBerry Curve 8310 to a BlackBerry Bold 9000 last week. My first impression of the Bold: AWESOME! I had been debating with myself as to which phone I was going to get next. I had narrowed my choice down to either a BlackBerry or an iPhone. My wife got an iPhone [...]
Jeremy at Gen X Finance posted this on his facebook page and I thought I’d share it with you. It’s Jay Leno talking with people about finance: My question is: Are people REALLY this dumb or are they just trying to get on the Jay Leno Show?
This is kind of funny… The other day, I picked up a box of Kellogg’s Cinnabon Bars. I know they aren’t good for me but they looked interesting so I thought I’d give them a try. When I opened the box, I noticed that the bars seemed to be really small compared to the size [...]
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