$Million+ House for $10 Raffle – Don’t forget the Taxes!

As reported by the South Florida Sun Sentinel, a Fort Lauderdale couple has decided that since their house that they purchased for $2.35 Million in 2005 isn’t selling, the next best thing to do is to raffle it off.  They’re intending on raffling off 300,000 tickets for $10 each.  It’s a pretty sweet looking house […]

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Weekly Links: Bull Market Edition

Well, with the major indices up 25% from their bottoms, as bizarre as it sounds, we’re in Bull Market territory by definition.  Since I just posted a March Madness Top 32 Articles of 2009 at EverydayFinance, I’m just going to list out Carnivals that published my articles this week.  Make sure to check out these […]

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Is Shop To Earn a Scam or Legit Business Opportunity?

The intent of this Shop To Earn review is to perform a 2009 update on the ShoptoEarn/ShoptoEarth business model, share my unfavorable experiences and those of friends/visitors to my blogs (favorable or unfavorable experience) and to revisit what’s changed at STE since my last posts in mid-2008.  I was initially approached about joining Shop to […]

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Extreme Book Review: The Post-American World

This is the first in a series of Extreme Reviews in which I’ll provide a rapid-fire review of a book or service in less than 500 words, rather than bog you down with a dissertation on the minutiae. GRADE: B AUTHOR: FAREED ZACKARIA PREMISE: As America eclipsed Great Britain as the world’s sole economic and […]

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Best Weekly Links: Capitulation Edition

The Best in Weekly Reads from my favorite blogs in Investing, Personal Finance and Blog Carnivals. My full article on Market Capitulation was featured at JohnChow.com, one of the largest blogs in the world. Elsewhere in the blogosphere, Personal Finance Eight thoughts for new parents Fair Tax Pros and Cons A reminder that Benefits are […]

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Hedge Fund ETF – Will the Performance Live up to the Hype?

While most hedge funds have taken it on the chin during the economic downturn almost as badly as equity bourses, it was only a matter of time before a Hedge Fund ETF was launched.  I just watched an interview with the CEO of IndexIQ on Bloomberg.  This is the first launch and apparently, it performed […]

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How to Profit from Employee Stock Options Regardless of Share Performance

For workers fortunate enough to be granted employee stock options each year as part of their compensation package, of late, this has been a bittersweet perk.  While it’s nice to have an opportunity to enjoy a leveraged return and share in the success of your company’s share price, the vast majority of employees have seen their […]

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Is it Ethical to Re-Lock your Mortgage Deal when Rates Drop?

With mortgage rates hitting record lows last week following the news that the Fed would buy up to $300 Billion in Treasury securities on the open market, there was a mad rush to lock in the best rates and inevitably, there was a fair amount of “mortgage envy” on behalf of borrowers who had recently locked.  […]

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Best Weekly Links: AIG Outrage Edition

The Best in Weekly Reads from my favorite blogs in Investing, Personal Finance and Blog Carnivals. Personal Finance Teaching kids how to save Must you report ALL income to the IRS? Populism in the ecomomy: Careful what you watch for! Newsweek: Spend – it’s patriotic! States are wrecking balls for business Investing The tyranny of […]

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