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Make Mine Freedom…

Friday, December 31st, 2010

One of my facebook friends posted this today and I thought I’d share it with you:

“Beauty Matters in Life and Loans…”

Wednesday, December 29th, 2010

I’m working my way through Meir Statman’s interesting book, What Investors Really Want: Know What Drives Investor Behavior and Make Smarter Financial Decisions. In chapter three of the book, the author makes the following statement: Beauty matters in life and loans alike. Beautiful applicants are more likely to get loans and pay lower interest rates […]

Better Think Twice Before You Play the Lottery with Friends or Co-workers

Wednesday, December 29th, 2010

This story was interesting: Florida Lottery Winners Exclude Co-Worker. Eight co-workers routinely played the lottery via a pool over the last nine years or so. Whenever a member was missing, another co-worker would chip in for the missing player and be paid back later. That was the way it worked until this time, when the […]

Class Action Lawsuits are Great for…Lawyers

Tuesday, December 28th, 2010

My wife and I received a mailing recently informing us that we are eligible to receive a portion of a settlement with Bank of America. How much do we stand to receive? Well… There is a common fund of $9,950,000 to pay all Class Member claims and the costs and fees of the case. If […]

Paypal’s Currency Conversion Rates Seem Like a Ripoff.

Thursday, December 23rd, 2010

This morning I received £150 (British Pounds) in my Paypal account. Paypal took £6.05 off the top for their fees, which left me with £143.95. They then converted it to U.S. Dollars at $1.50325 per £1.00. Everywhere I looked showed the conversion to be somewhere in the neighborhood of $1.53 to $1.54 per British Pound. […]

10 Ways You Can Give This Season (without spending a lot of money)

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010

This Christmas Season my wife and I decided to forgo gifts for each other. We decided that we really don’t need anything. Instead, we are going to treat ourselves to a new mattress set sometime next year. We have been married over 17 years and have never had a good mattress. What we are doing […]

Merry Christmas (from my Daughter)

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010

In case you can’t hear or understand her, this is what she said: Merry Christmas to all the readers of my dad’s blog. We hope you have a great new…year!

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