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I Like the Scottrade Commercials

Friday, August 27th, 2010

I laugh every time I see this commercial: “Hey Da…Doug!” Then he says, “Our focus is on you, Dan.” Classic stuff. This other ad is pretty good too: Have a good weekend.

Question of the Day – How Much Should Kids Know About the Family Finances?

Friday, August 27th, 2010

Here is today’s question of the day: How much should kids know about the family finances? This question has been on my mind for a couple of years now. Our boys are (nearly) 15 and 13.5-years old (our daughter’s still too young to be interested in this stuff) and I want them to have a […]

Graduating From College WITHOUT Debt! (It Can Be Done!)

Friday, August 27th, 2010

Donna Freedman has written a great piece over on MSN Money titled Finish College with Zero Debt, in which she profiled three students that will graduate from college with zero debt. That’s pretty amazing this day and age. It should also be inspiration for those who have college in their future. The main points from […]

10 Most Dangerous Jobs in America

Friday, August 27th, 2010

My wife was telling me about this list. I found it on Yahoo. Here are the 10 Most Dangerous Jobs in America: 10. Construction Laborers – 18.3 fatalities per 100,000 workers 9. Truckers Drivers/Sales Workers – 25.2 fatalities per 100,000 workers 8. Industrial Machinists – 30.3 fatalities per 100,000 workers 7. Sanitation Workers – 34.7 […]

Question of the Day – What’s the Economy Like in Your Part of the Country?

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

I live in Southeast Texas (east of Houston). The economy seems to be fairly decent in this area. Housing is a little slow right now though. There seems to be a pretty sizeable inventory of unsold homes, which isn’t good for home prices. But, I do see some encouraging signs—especially at the mall. I was […]

Amazon Links Are Causing IE Certificate Warnings

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

Last night I started noticing that everytime my blog loaded, the following Internet Explorer warning would appear across the top of the blog: “To help protect your security, Internet Explorer has blocked this website from displaying content with security certificate errors. Click here for options…” Through trial and error I narrowed the error down to […]

GIVEAWAY: The Road Out of Debt

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

I received a preview copy of Joan Feeney and Theordore Connolly’s excellent book, The Road Out of Debt: Bankruptcy and Other Solutions to Your Financial Problems. I like this book so well that I’m going to give a copy away at my expense. If you would like to be entered in the giveaway, leave a […]

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