How Much is that Puppy? The Most Detailed Dog Cost Analysis You’ve Ever Seen

Owning a dog can be both the most rewarding purchase and life experience one could imagine while the full implications of dog costs and puppy costs can also be one of the most poorly and misunderstood family purchases one makes in a life time.  Would you be surprised if I told you that raising this […]

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Oil Gas Price Correlation: How to Estimate the Impact of Oil Prices on Your Wallet

Have you ever wondered what would happen to gas prices if oil prices skyrocketed to $200 as Goldman Sachs had predicated last year, or if oil prices plummeted to $20?  It’s not easy to discern the oil-gas price correlation since there are other factors at play ranging from refining and distribution to taxes.  Therefore, the […]

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How do Stock Options Work? Trade Calls and Puts – Part 1

Since I routinely post about stock options trading, investing, hedging and income generation and get the occasional question, “How do Stock Options Work?” or “How to Trade Stock Options“, I figured I’d do a series on the various types of stock options strategies out there (they are numerous!) by starting with the most basic stock […]

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Best in Money and Investing: Summer’s Almost Over 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 is a stark reminder that summer’s […]

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14 High Yield Large Caps with Steady Dividends

In an effort to highlight the dearth of available blue chip organizations with high market capitalization providing investors with a high yield dividend payout as a result of the recent market downturn, I’ve captured the stocks with Market Capitalization of over $25 Billion that yield at least 5%.   This data is current as of 8/6/09.  […]

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Are you Efficient? Save Time by Applying Lean Thinking to Everyday Life

I came across this article today on how Starbucks is implementing industrial engineering principles in their workplace.  While they’re calling it something catchy like LEAN Sigma and utilizing some other Toyota nomenclature (a founding father of modern Quality/Efficiency methods), it’s all based on the same principals – efficient work, parallel path vs. critical path activities, […]

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Best Weekly Links in Money and Investing: Swine Flu Redux 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 is dedicated to the resurgence of […]

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3 High ROI Summertime Home Energy Saving Tips

I had one of those Eureka moments tonight (OK, well, I didn’t run down the street naked like Archimedes, but it was one of “those moments”) when I opened the garage door to get some dog food and the hot air hit me – I thought “Home Energy Savings Tip!”. The house was cool, it […]

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Top 10 College Degrees in 2011 with Massive Demand

Based on the results of the latest report from the National Association of Colleges and Employers, it’s evident that from a highest starting salary standpoint, the best college degree to have involves math in one way or another, with Engineering degrees taking the lion share of the top paying jobs upon graduation.  Holding prominent slots […]

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