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Be Sure and Check Out This Week’s Carnival of Personal Finance

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

This week’s Carnival of Personal Finance was hosted at Please stop by and check it out.

Another Interesting Look at S&P 500 Index Returns

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

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% […]

October Looks to be the First Negative Return Month Since February

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

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 […]

Ten For Tuesday (I Mean Wednesday)

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

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 […]

Anyone Out There Have a BlackBerry Bold?

Monday, October 26th, 2009

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 […]

Are People Really This Stupid?

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

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?

Ripoff: Kellogg’s Cinnabon Bars

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

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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