Archive for December, 2007

Monday, December 31st, 2007

Happy New Year

Happy 2008 Everyone!

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Saturday, December 29th, 2007

How Retailers Have It All Wrong

I was expecting to spend around $7500 to $8000 on x-mas gifts this year but I seriously came up short and the sole reason was bad retailers. Let me tell you where I think retailers got it all wrong and what I was unable to buy this year: First, the unpurchased x-mas gifts: I have […]

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Thursday, December 27th, 2007

CD/DVD/HD/BluRay Media All Dead

This year I received a few movies as gifts this holiday season and while I’m grateful for the gifts I did make a few observations: 1. I received two copies of the same movie, I’ll eventually pass one on to someone else but it lead me to think why I was given the media to […]

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Tuesday, December 25th, 2007

Merry Christmas

To everyone that celebrates Christmas today, MERRY CHRISTMAS! To anyone that doesn’t celebrate Christmas today, MERRY CHRISTMAS! And to all a good night…….

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Saturday, December 22nd, 2007

Debit or Credit, New Dirty Tricks At The Retail Shops

I don’t shop too frequently at retail shops since I do most of my shopping either online or at Costco but this past week I visited many retail outlets to buy some x-mas gifts for family and I noted something new when paying. In the past, the little card swipe device would prompt you to […]

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Friday, December 21st, 2007

How Much Home Can You Afford? Buying To Maximize Tax Free Profits

Did you know the IRS allows you to keep up to $500,000 in profit tax-free on the appreciation on your home? We may be in the market for a high end home soon and it got me thinking into the tax implications of owning a home. I came up with a couple of scenarios to […]

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Thursday, December 20th, 2007

Blocking Range of IP Addresses, Sorry Chicago

The spam has gotten so bad on my blog that I’m now forced to start blocking a huge range of addresses.   What is irritating is that spam never actually makes it to the point where people read it (or spammers benefit) but I do have a great deal to clean up. I did some research […]

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Thursday, December 20th, 2007

I’m A Flip Flopper, Would You Pick Up $500 off the Ground?

Alright, I said I liquidated all my positions and I did but it was simply too tempting to let $500 slip by and not pick it up.  With options expiry this Friday, I decided to do one more ETF Covered Call this year to rake in $500.00.  If I get called on Friday, I’ll earn […]

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Tuesday, December 18th, 2007

Half A Trillion Injected Into Banking System – Ben’s Helicopter To The Rescue

This is amazing.  ECB injecting $500 billion into the banking system to ease the credit crunch.  Great, but who’s going to lend money with all the toxic waste STILL out there?  How does this address the fundamental problem?   The ECB just borrowed Ben’s helicopter but no one is picking up the dollar bills. Dec. 18 […]

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Thursday, December 13th, 2007

Ben Bernake is a Genius!

I’ve got it figured out and Bernake is a genius! The solution to the mortgage problem was staring us right in the face all along. With the Fed’s new charter, we’ll be out of this banking mess in no time. All you have to do is simply place enormous bets on options on any index […]

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