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Archive for January, 2011

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Announcing the Winner of the “No Excuses” Giveaway

Monday, January 31st, 2011

The winner of last week’s “No Excuses” Giveaway was commenter #35, Eric. Congratulations to Eric. I’ll host another giveaway soon. Stay tuned.

S&P 500 “Fun Facts” – 2010 Edition

Monday, January 31st, 2011

I finally took the time to update the S&P 500 “Fun Facts” that I orginally posted nearly four years ago. I had received several emails from readers asking for an update. Below are the “Fun Facts” for Annual, 5-Year, 10-Year, and 20-Year rolling periods. Or, if you prefer, you can download a PDF version with […]

25 Years Ago Today…

Friday, January 28th, 2011

President Reagan’s remarks—one of his most poignant speeches, in my opinion. It still makes me tear up. I remember that day. I just happened to be sitting in a science class when the explosion happened. Our science teacher had a TV brought into the room. The room was silent. I remember having a pit in […]

Updated S&P 500 “Fun Facts” Will Be Up Monday

Friday, January 28th, 2011

Happy Friday, everyone! After receiving several emails over the last year or so regarding my S&P 500 “Fun Facts” post from 2007 (and a follow-up here), I decided to update the data to reflect 2010’s numbers. The information will go live on Monday morning. Hey, I have to give you something to look forward to. […]

Question of the Day – Tax Refunds

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

We’re getting closer to April 15th. Today’s question of the day is about tax refunds: Will you get a tax refund this year? If so, what do you typically do with the money? Do you save it or treat it like found money? We haven’t gotten a refund in years. This year we will owe […]

GIVEAWAY: “No Excuses! The Power of Self-Discipline”

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

It’s been a while since AFM has sponsored a giveaway. Here’s one you might like. Leave a comment below for a chance to win a copy of Brian Tracy’s “No Exuses!” Brian’s work is always motivating and this book is no exception. If you would like a chance to win a copy (hard copy or […]

The Two Biggest Enemies of Personal and Financial Success

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

In his book, No Excuses!: The Power of Self-Discipline*, Brian Tracy explains two of the biggest enemies to personal success, which are the Path of Least Resistance and the Expediency Factor. Regarding the Path of Least Resistance, Tracy writes: The Path of Least Resistance is what causes people to take the easy way in almost […]

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