From the category archives:


10 Ways to Make Money in a Recession

December 24, 2008

Recession got you down?  Money tight?  Here are 10 quick ways to make some extra coin: Take part in a healthcare study (check Craigslist or your local paper): most of these should not require that much time on your part. Sell your extra stuff on e-bay or Craigslist:  one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. […]

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Does Your Employer Have An Emergency Fund?

April 22, 2008

If you are reading this blog, you are probably a financially savvy person.  Therefore, you already know the benefits of having an emergency fund set aside for unforeseen financial emergencies. Many financial experts, including Dave Ramsey recommend that you set aside money in an easily accessible account of, at least, three to six months of […]

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How To File An Extension

April 14, 2008

Times up!  Well, almost.  If you haven’t even started work on your 2007 tax return, it may be time to consider filing an extension.  The good news is that it is fairly simple and will buy you some additional time to get your act together. The first thing you should know is that by filing […]

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Keep a Backup Wallet

March 21, 2008

I got this great tip from a portion of a post that Tim Ferris (author of The Four Hour Work Week) did titled: How to Fly Without ID and Skip Lines. I recommend reading the entire post, as it contains some great information, but I want to focus on something he mentioned toward the end […]

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Save Big Money When You Quit Smoking

January 3, 2008

Deciding to quit smoking seems to be a big new years resolution, as evidenced by this Google Trends chart: Besides the health benefits you can reach when you stop smoking – you can greatly reduce your risk of cancer and heart attack – there are important monetary benefits as well. Let’s say you are a […]

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The Rule of 72 and Compound Interest

December 20, 2007

“The most powerful force in the universe is compound interest”. Albert Einstein The rule of 72 allows one to quickly determine how long it will take, at a given interest rate, to double your money on and investment. For instance, if you have $1000 that is earning interest at the rate of 10% per year, […]

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