FREE $10 per Child for simply Reading to them

It’s rare that you come across “something for nothing” that doesn’t have strings attached.  Well, if you’re a TDBank (formerly Commerce) member, there’s a little-known summer reading program whereby you get a free $10 in each child’s account every year for simply reading books with or to your children.  My wife had been managing this […]

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Best Links in Money and Investing – Back to School Edition

Another week of great reads.  These are entries from blogs I frequent, and I hope you will too (just come back!).  I’ve also included various finance/investing carnivals that published my material this week as well as my posts within my network since the last weekly links. This week’s edition coincides the start of the 2009 […]

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Consumer Reports Wisdom from October’s Issue

So, I’m a big fan of Consumer Reports. It’s one of the few publications out there worth paying for alongside BusinessWeek and The Economist in my opinion. Therefore I’d like to share some of the highpoints of the October edition. If you like to save money and enjoy unbiased reviews consider subscribing – and please […]

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Weekend Reading – Market Just Won’t Stop Edition

Following a 50% runup in equities from the March lows, I figured it was time to start hedging my trading portfolio, so I entered into a ratio spread with a potential 2200% return on an outlay of less than $200 (check out for more basics on How to Trade Options), but alas, I’m eventually going […]

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Corporate Pension Plan Shortfall – The Next Crisis?

US Corporations are walking a thin line with Pension Plan Shortfalls that may well translate into the next global crisis.  Now that the mortgage crisis is behind us (that is, until the next wave of defaults hit due to more interest rate resets and the reconfigured mortgages that fail anyway – and commercial mortgages to […]

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9 Great Project Management Tools and Tips

After moving from several years of line operations and technical roles in the biopharma industry, then to more business oriented roles in outsourcing and supply chain, I learned a few Project Management Tools and Tips along the way.  While some of these tips may seem pretty obvious and simple to the tenured project manager, to […]

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Money Links – Health Care Rage Edition

Another week of great reads.  These are entries from blogs I frequent, and I hope you will too (just come back!).  I’ve also included various finance/investing carnivals that published my material this week as well as my posts within my network since the last weekly links. This week’s edition coincides with a heated health care […]

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Cash for Appliances is Coming – Hold Off on that Purchase!

Cash for Appliances, the sequel to Cash-for-clunkers (and now, the predecessor to cash for caulkers) is just around the corner.  The US Department of Energy will be unveiling the Energy Star Appliance Rebate Program, which is projected to be a $300 Million stimulus package meant to further stimulate the economy.  The government indicated that by […]

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Leveraged ETF Ticker Symbols – All the 2X and 3X Return Info You Need

Leveraged ETFs returning 2X and now, 3X the daily returns of various sectors, indices and commodities are all the rage now for both investors and regulators.  While there is ample information out there warning about some of the leveraged ETFs risks (read to understand why I’ve dubbed them the Riskiest ETFs on Earth), there are […]

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