International Stock Investing – Are You Diversifying Your Portfolio Globally?

May 31, 2008

How much of your money is in domestic stocks? What percentage of your portfolio is invested internationally?  If you’re like many average investors in the US the majority of your investments are in US companies. Global Investing SeminarI attended a seminar on global investing yesterday and it really made me think a little harder about […]

Economic Stimulus Rebate Payment in the Bank

May 30, 2008

I had been checking on our economic stimulus check status regularly at the beginning of this month but hadn’t looked for an update in a few weeks. I was happy to see that our rebate check actually came through via direct deposit about a week and a half ago.  We’re using the check to help […]

Change is Bad, Change is Good, Change is Coming!

May 30, 2008

Some people like change, other people don’t.  You could argue that change is distracting and slows you down but you can also argue that without change we’d all still be living in caves. Personally change makes me nervous but I know that it’s necessary for growth.  I’ve been working on a few things related to this […]

Save Money on Gas By Learning How to Ride the Bus

May 29, 2008

If you could save a lot of money on gas by trying something new would the hassle of learning a new system be worth the cost savings to you?  I imagine several years ago most people would have answered no but with the high price of fuel everyone is looking for tips on how to […]

Financial Secrets in Marriage Could Lead to a Divorce of Debt

May 28, 2008

When you get engaged, you’re not just promising to marry a person; you’re also marrying their money habits, their debt, and credit history.  If you’re not careful, unknown money issues can not only ruin a marriage but sink you deep into debt. Hiding Credit Card DebtHere’s a sad story of a former co-worker whose life was […]

If You Don’t Know Where You’re Going, How Will You Know Once You’re There?

May 27, 2008

Do you ever sit down and think about how your life is progressing and where you’re headed?  Laying out a roadmap for yourself can be a valuable experience. As the post title alludes to, if you haven’t defined your goals, how will you measure your progress towards them?  Having a plan not only makes your […]

Is Microsoft Live Search Cash Back Worth Shopping on Live Search?

May 24, 2008

Live Search Cash Back is a new Microsoft initiative that is supposed to provide a rebate to consumers for items found via the Microsoft Live search functionality and purchased online. The word on the street says this is Microsoft’s attempt to compete with Google in the online search market.  The concept is that in return […]

Save Money on Airline Tickets – Vacation Tips for Cheap Flights

May 23, 2008

Buying cheap plane tickets can start your vacation budget off on the right foot.  An airline flight is often one of the first things you spend money for on your vacation so spending less on plane tickets will leave you more cash for the rest of your trip! One of the most important things to consider […]

Three Ways Your Boss Can Save You Money on Gas

May 20, 2008

One way to cope with rising gas prices is to try and talk your boss into giving you a raise.  Of course that may be easier said than done considering the poor state of the economy.  Many people are glad to have jobs in the first place, let alone start haggling for a higher salary.  […]

Free Trial of Blockbuster Total Access Can Save You Money this Summer Movie Season

May 19, 2008

The one month free trial of Blockbuster online movie rental and the two week trial probably aren’t news to you. I’ve covered them in the past but I wanted to take a look at how the free trials could save you money this summer movie season.  The movie industry makes at least a third, sometimes even 40%, of […]

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