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Question of the Day: Financial Blogs

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

Here’s today’s Question of the Day: What (NEW) financial are you reading these days? Do any of them stand out to you? Feel free to list a few in the comments. NOTE: I’ll have to approve each comment since they will contain links.

Three “Different” Money-Making Ideas That Don’t Require Working

Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

Two of these ideas are really only useful if you live in a large city but they’re interesting anyway…

Monday Map: State and Local Sales Tax Rates, 2011

Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

Monday Map: State and Local Sales Tax Rates, 2011.

Question of the Day: Do You Recycle?

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

It’s been a while since I have posted a question of the day. Here’s the latest: Do you recycle? If so, do you have to pay for it and how much? When we first bought our house in 1999, our city offered curbside recycling as part of our normal trash service until they ended the […]

A Tale of Two Book Sellers…

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

Here is the chart illustrating the value of a $1 investment in Amazon dating back to May 1997, when they went public: Amazon’s monthly geometric rate of return for June 1997 through June 2011, was 2.52%. Now here’s the same chart for Border’s Group during the same time period Yahoo! (Quotes has historical information for […]

Five College Majors That Could Lead to a Job

Monday, July 18th, 2011

One of my facebook friends linked to a Forbes article on the five college majors that could lead to a job. I took their graphic and tweaked it fit this blog: The last column represents the sales growth for that particular sector. Anyway, this is something you might want to show your college-bound kids.

PLEASE Make Your High School Kids Watch This Financial Planning Video Series!

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

I just found this on YouTube this morning and have been working my way through the videos. This is very well done except that it’s hard to hear the questions from the audience. Regardless, if you want to give your kids something that will have a positive impact on their lives, have them watch this […]

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