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Ten for Thursday, November 18, 2010

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

This roundup is for you, Stacey. Enjoy. 1. A shoppers guide to Black Friday. 2. The true cost of bottled water versus tap water. We buy Ozarka water because the water has no taste. Water should not have a taste. 3. Five ways to spruce up Thanksgiving without messing up your budget. 4. Cap from […]

Matthew Schifrin’s “The Warren Buffetts Next Door”

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

I received a copy of Matthew Schifrin’s The Warren Buffetts Next Door: The World’s Greatest Investors You’ve Never Heard Of and What You Can Learn From Them from the publisher last week. As the subtitle suggests, the book profiles ten investors that Schifrin discovered through the internet: “For the puposes of finding my cadidates for […]

Anyone Read the Debt Commission’s Proposals?

Monday, November 15th, 2010

Read it here: CoChair Draft I thought this particular bullet point was interesting: Throughout our history, Americans have always been willing to sacrifice to make our nation stronger over the long haul. That’s the promise of America:to give our children and grandchildren a better life. I guess it depends on who the children and grandchildren […]

Sounds Like 2008 (but it’s not)…

Friday, November 12th, 2010

Read this: “It was such a period as seldom occurs, and hardly ever more than once in anyone’s lifetime. The period between XXXX and XXXX was one in which it was easy to grow rich. There was a steady increase in the value of property and commodities, and an active market all the time. One […]

Harvey Mackay’s ABCs of Networking

Thursday, November 11th, 2010

I haven’t shared a Harvey Mackay piece in awhile. One of my all-time favorite books, Dig Your Well Before You’re Thirsty*, was written by Mr. Mackay. Since this article relates to that book, I thought it was worth sharing. Enjoy. The ABCs of Networking By Harvey Mackay If I had to name the single characteristic […]

Zero Percent Interest on my Savings! Why Can’t Tom Do Better?

Thursday, November 11th, 2010

This is a guest post by Doug Warshauer, author of If I’m So Smart Where Did All My Money Go: Balancing Your Financial Objectives for Lasting Wealth (Personal Finance)*. I met Doug through Twitter. Gotta love social networking. My friend Tom plans to buy a car in two years. His current car, a 2003 Chrysler, […]

Where Do You Rank as a Taxpayer?

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

Kiplinger’s posted an interesting article ranking taxpayers according to their 2008 AGI. The graphic they show isn’t clear so I’m assuming that their numbers are for the married filing jointly status. Here is a cut out of that graphic: Just to see where we stood, I dug out our 2008 income tax return. According to […]

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