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Archive for June, 2012

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If You Get a Call from (206) 496-0957, DON’T ANSWER IT!

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

I have had the same cell phone number for a long time. I have always escaped telemarketers calling my cell phone because I am very careful to keep the number private (I don’t put it on forms and such). Recently, however, things have changed. I have been getting calls various numbers (one of them: (206) […]

Quote of the Day: Thomas Sowell on Income Inequality

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

From Thomas Sowell in his book Economic Facts and Fallacies: Second Edition*: One widely quoted study, for example, used income tax data to show dramatically growing income inequality among “tax units,” leaving the impression that there was a similarly sharp increase in income inequality among human beings. Some tax units coincide with individuals, some coincide […]

Busy Week This Week

Thursday, June 14th, 2012

This week is our church’s Vacation Bible School. This is my first year to help out. Anyway, I’m swamped in the mornings. Lots of stuff going on this week. Front page article in Monday’s WSJ stating that JP Morgan knew of the their trading risks two years ago. Interesting. Not related to personal finance but […]

This Man’s Message to Graduates: You’re Not Special

Friday, June 8th, 2012

Most excellent: A snippet from his address (bold mine): …if everyone is special, then no one is. If everyone gets a trophy, trophies become meaningless. In our unspoken but not so subtle Darwinian competition with one another-which springs, I think, from our fear of our own insignificance, a subset of our dread of mortality – […]

I Need Dick Durbin to Reimburse Me For My $15 Wells Fargo Fee

Friday, June 8th, 2012

I was looking at my Wells Fargo account last night and noticed they charged me a $15 (yes, FIFTEEN DOLLARS!) account maintenance fee. I remember getting an email or notice about the new fees but wasn’t concerned because it seemed as though we met their ridiculous criterea necessary to avoid the fee. I was wrong. […]

OT: Sportsmanship on Display

Friday, June 8th, 2012

This is pretty far off topic for AFM but I wanted to share it with you anyway. Check this out:

Amazon Replaced One of My Purchased E-Books With a Different E-Book

Thursday, June 7th, 2012

A while back, I purchased Brian Tracy’s “No Excuses” on my Kindle, which looks like this: I had read it and saved it in my archives. One day I went to the archives and I noticed a book cover that I didn’t recognize. It was for another book titled “No Excuses,” which looks like this: […]

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