Bragging Rights – Have You Considered the Context?

I often hear people bragging about personal or company accomplishments with data.  Data is truth, right?  Well, it depends on how it’s presented – what the context is.  Here are some examples: The CEO – I heard a CEO bragging on CNBC about a 60% return from the March lows so the company must be […]

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How Did Childhood Jobs Influence Your Current Financial Situation?

My wife and I were talking about teaching our kids about money the other day and she mentioned how entrepreneurial our 5 year old seems.  I haven’t really started to talk to the kids about money too much other than the piggybank 50/50 save/spend thing which will eventually become a bit more structured.  However, this […]

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Your Wife’s a Gold-Digger – Is She Evil or Just a Forward Thinking Strategist?

The term gold-digger immediately elicits a pronounced response: revulsion.  A woman who latches onto a guy (usually; other scenarios apply of course) solely due to his existing or perceived future wealth.  Regardless of what she thinks of this man as a person, she has one focus – money.  Well, what about a “rational/moderate gold-digger”? photo […]

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10 Highest Paying Degrees 2011 – Best Majors in Demand Now

The top 10 highest paying majors numbers are out from the National Association of Colleges and Employers and it’s a very interesting mix.  The top slots are all very similar to the highest paying majors from the 2009 salary survey with some minor annual increases.  The bottom of the list changed a bit.  What I […]

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Mortgage Rates Dip Below Key 5% Level – How to Get Yours Even Lower

Mortgage rates dipped below the key 5% level for 30 year fixed rate mortgages again this week. While many had predicted that rates would rise by mid-2010, it’s looking as though they may stay low at least through the year. The government intervention and reluctance to raise rates given a near 10% unemployment rate has […]

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Why Do We Demonize Outsourcing?

I read with interest a rather lengthy and angry comment chain on this recent post from Get Rich Slowly, one of my favorite blogs.  Essentially, a guest poster highlighted how she’s outsourced several things in her life that most of us do ourselves ranging from cooking to virtual assistants.  I can understand how most people […]

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What Are The Odds?

This guest post comes from Michael, a contributing editor of the Dough Roller,a personal finance and investing blog, and Credit Card Offers IQ, a credit card review site. I’m the type of guy that is always looking up to the sky after having something bad happen and wonder, “What are the chances that this happened […]

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Is Paying Kids for Good Grades Wrong?

I watched an inspiring 60 Minutes episode on the Canada Harlem Children’s Zone project whereby several blocks of a blighted section of Harlem were transformed into a safe area spanning many blocks and the charter schools within were staffed and run completely differently than the NYC public schools.  The program employs very innovative techniques and […]

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Easy Ways to Find the Best Finance Blogs

There are a few ways people like to keep track of their favorite personal finance and investing blogs.  There’s the old fashioned way of just bookmarking a site and visiting when time permits to check out the latest posts.  That’s very inefficient and sooo 2000. Then, there’s the RSS and Twitter option.  I recommend following […]

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