Archive for August, 2008

Friday, August 29th, 2008

If You Can’t Make It In America……You Can’t Make It Anywhere!

You’ve probably heard the expresssion, “if you can make it in New York, you can make it anywhere…” which implies that if you can become successful in New York city then you’ll have the skill an aptitude to make it anywhere in the world. As I’ve traveled the world this year I come to a […]

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Wednesday, August 27th, 2008

FDIC To Borrow From US Treasury?

Why not?  If US Treasury can own Freddie and Fannie, why not throw FDIC into the mix.  Why don’t we just have the US Treasury buy up Ford & GM while we’re at it? This is yet another alarming crack in the already stressed dam we call the American financial system.   Don’t say you […]

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Tuesday, August 26th, 2008

McDonald’s Still Has $0.99 Double Cheeseburgers

A little over a year ago, I wrote this post questioning The Simple Dollar’s math regarding the benefit of a home made burger vs. McDonald’s $0.99 double cheeseburger.    The math was close and depending on what variables you included it was pretty much a wash. It’s now a year later and inflation has made the […]

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Monday, August 25th, 2008

Hey, GM & Ford, You Don’t Need $50 Billion, You Need A Clue

I’ve written about abandoning Ford as my auto manufacturer of choice after years of letting me down with recalls and lack of innovation but now Ford & GM are asking for a $50 billion dollar loan from tax payers to keep their crummy companies up and running. I have a suggestion for Ford & GM, […]

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Thursday, August 21st, 2008

Why Are Shops Dumping American Express?

Having dealt with many retailers for a while, I know American Express has traditionally charged higher fees to merchants for processing transactions but I’ve been recently encountering more and more shops dumping American Express.   The biggest chain that I’ve seen doing this is Subway.   I’m guessing it’s the independent franchises that are dumping the card […]

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Thursday, August 21st, 2008

Raked in $3500 in August

August was a fairly good month as I raked in ~$3500 with about 8 trades or as I like to think of it,  8 clicks of the mouse across a couple of electronic accounts.  It’s really not that hard to make money once you have some good working capital.    There are many ways to rake […]

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Wednesday, August 20th, 2008

Calling For Capitalist PF Bloggers To Add To My Blog Roll

It seems that my blogroll is dwindling and I haven’t really found any capitalist pf bloggers to add to my site blog roll.   I’m getting ready to drop Trisha’s site as it looks like she’s done blogging.   Do you know of someone that meets this criteria: An individual dedicated to earning income and […]

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Tuesday, August 19th, 2008

The Dave Ramsey End Game

It seems every few months someone will post a comment on this post from a while ago coming to the defense of Dave Ramsey.   I guess what I’m really interested in writing about today is to ask what the end game of the Dave Ramey philosophy will lead us to at the end of the […]

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Monday, August 18th, 2008

Private Schools Borrow From Airlines Fee Tactics

My kids go to a private school and have been since they’ve been since the beginning. Over the years, the tuition has gone up fairly dramatically but that isn’t the real issue. It is understandable for tuition to go up as the cost of certain things increase such as staff salaries and operational costs but […]

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Friday, August 15th, 2008

Cash Flow vs. ROI vs. Dollar Cost Averaging

There seem to be too many people that are stuck on ROI and not enough people that understand the fundamental importance of cash flow with regards to investment(s). Wikipedia does a good job at pointing something subtle yet critical about cash flow: to evaluate the state or performance of a business or project. to determine […]

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