Archive for January, 2009

Saturday, January 31st, 2009

Credit Card Discrimination Inflicting More Damage on Economy

By now, you might have read that some credit card banks are scrutinizing the spending patterns of their customers and lowering credit limits based on where and how a customer is shopping. In one scenario, I can imagine a bank looking at a person charging a few hundred dollars at a divorce attorney’s office and […]

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Saturday, January 31st, 2009

Security Lights Are Expensive

With plenty of free time lately, I’ve been doing odd jobs around the house. Things that have been on a perpetual to do list for ages. One of the things I installed recently were motion detector flood lights. These are lights that activate when the sensor detects movement. I have four installed around the perimeter […]

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Friday, January 30th, 2009

Wow! Free Books, DVDs, Magazines, Journals, and More!

I went to a place called the “city library” and found an amazing treasure trove of books, dvds, magazines, journals, internet and other stuff for FREE!  Since I’m now unemployed and preserving all cash possible, I decided to go with the kids to the library.  Actually, my wife suggested I take them to the library […]

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Thursday, January 29th, 2009

How Do You Save Money With Coupons?

So I’m looking into the whole “frugal” lifestyle now that I’m unemployed. On Sunday I bought the newspaper and browsed through all the coupons to “save” a whole bunch of money when I went grocery shopping. As I flipped through the 30 or so pages of the coupon booklets I found ONE single coupon I […]

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Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

An Interview With Wade Slome, How I Managed $20,000,000,000 by Age 32

I had the privilege of conducting a brief Q&A interview with Wade Slome, author of How I Managed $20,000,000,000 by Age 32 (available at Please feel free to ask questions throughout the day as Wade will provide commentary. A random drawing will be held for a free copy of Wade’s new book, to enter […]

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Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

Special Guest, Wade Slome, Author of How I Managed $20,000,000,000 by Age 32

Special guest, Wade Slome, author of How I Managed $20,000,000,000 by Age 32 will be stopping by on a virtual blog tour tomorrow. Please be sure to stop by and visit for a brief interview and discussion with Wade. Readers posting a comment or asking a question will be entered in a random drawing to […]

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Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

Two Million Lost Jobs = $33.6 Billion In Lost Health Insurance Premiums

As the job layoffs continue to mount, some economists are predicting 2 million more jobs will be lost. If we assume that each job carries with it $1,400/month health insurance premium that goes to a health insurance company somewhere in America then that is a loss of $2.8 billion in lost revenue MONTHLY. Looking ahead, […]

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Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

My Brother Got Sacked!

Just got word that my brother got sacked just a week after I was sacked.  He lives about 400 miles from me, works in a totally different industry and other family members (different industries) are concerned too that they may be sacked soon.   He got severance that pays him through April so it’s not all […]

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Monday, January 26th, 2009

What Will Spur Me Into Spending?

The economy is in a gutter and deteriorating rapidly. There is no question about it if you’ve been following the economic data, currency fluctuations, treasury rates and other stats coming out lately. The trillion dollar question is what will spur people into spending and I can’t answer that question, I can answer what would spur […]

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Friday, January 23rd, 2009

Health Insurance at $1,400 Per Month

So it’s been a week since I’ve been termed and the week went fast, so fast that I just realized I need to do something about health insurance. I received notice that if I want to continue my health insurance plan on COBRA, I can kindly cough up $1,400 per month for the privelage of […]

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