Archive for July, 2007

Friday, July 13th, 2007

Debit Card Rip Off

I wrote this post back in January explaining why I don’t use Mastercard/Visa branded debit cards for purchases.   At the time, I wrote that I felt this was nothing but a play by banks to extract enormous fees from consumers and this report pretty much proves the point. Here’s an excerpt: Our new research report, […]

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Thursday, July 12th, 2007

No More Chinese Products For Me

I’ve made a conscious decision to avoid anything made in China but especially food products.  Red Hot Resources has a nice summary of all the problems found with various Chinese products over the past few months and I’ve copied an excerpt below: According to the BBC, here is a list of just some of the […]

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Wednesday, July 11th, 2007

Greater Transparency in the Blogging World

I’ve been wresting with how to add better transparency to my blog. I’ve considered publishing my Quicken financials but I’m not sure if that would improve anything. For example, MM over at PFBlog.org frequently publishes Money Financials and it’s interesting to see how his cash is allocated but I’m wondering if that really helps anyone. […]

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Tuesday, July 10th, 2007

www.GetRichSlick.com is a blog for high(er) income individuals

I think I’m going to have to post a disclaimer on this site that reads something like, “This Blog Is Intended for Higher Income Individuals Earning at Least 100k or More.” This rant by a reader Luke has inspired this post and I’ll consider adding the disclaimer to the the bottom of this blog on […]

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Monday, July 9th, 2007

Getting Rich Isn’t For Everyone

It’s become abundantly obvious based on comments over the past few months on my blog that some people simply don’t want to be rich. Keep in mind that only 1 out of 100 or so readers will likely write a comment on a blog so when a person writes about not wanting to do what […]

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Thursday, July 5th, 2007

Words of Warning For Mutual Fund Lovers

Last Friday, I asked if anyone was getting rich with mutual funds and went on to suggest alternative (and aggressive) investment strategies only to get the usual hostility toward anything that goes against mutual funds or index funds. What really irritates me though is the continued use of “historical” performance as near proof of future […]

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Wednesday, July 4th, 2007

Happy Fourth of July

Have some fireworks fun!

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Tuesday, July 3rd, 2007

How Rain Drops in Texas Shutdown US Airports

You’ve heard of the Butterfly effect right?  If a butterfly in Africa flutters its wings, it impacts weather systems all around the world…. My posting has been a bit erratic because I’ve been traveling for business and pleasure a bit lately and I’ve suffered tremendously for it.  My flights have ALL been repeatedly delayed because […]

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Monday, July 2nd, 2007

Passport Fiasco = Overbooked Disney?

We were planning on taking our kids to Disneyland or Disneyworld next year during spring break (in March 08) so we decided to try to book a package and were shocked to find that EVERYTHING for March 08 in Disneyland and Disneyworld is BOOKED! I’m not sure exactly how far in advance you’re supposed to […]

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