Black Coffee: The Death and Taxes Edition

It’s time to sit back, relax and enjoy a little joe…

Welcome to another rousing edition of Black Coffee, your off-beat weekly round-up of what’s been going on in the world of money and personal finance. Here’s what caught my attention over the past week…

This week, I’m continuing to feature bloggers I enjoyed meeting at Fincon12 earlier this month. Okay … I’ll admit it: I met most of them there.

Did I

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Black Coffee: What's That Smell, You Ask? It's Probably Just My Blog.

It’s time to sit back, relax and enjoy a little joe…

Welcome to another rousing edition of Black Coffee, your off-beat weekly round-up of what’s been going on in the world of money and personal finance. Here’s what caught my attention over the past week…

I’m back from last weekend’s Financial Blogger Conference in beautiful Denver, and I had an absolutely terrific time! I enjoyed meeting hundreds of fellow bloggers.

Now I don’t

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100 Words On: The Baffling Allure of the Eiffel Tower

Originally built as the grand entrance to the 1889 World’s Fair, today the Eiffel Tower is the undisputed romantic symbol of Paris and most-visited paid monument on Earth. Even so, that didn’t stop more than 1000 travelers in a recent survey from bestowing la Tour Eiffel with the dubious honor of being the world’s most disappointing tourist attraction. So, are sightseers who diss the Iron Lady philistines — or is

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10 Reasons Why I Hate Bottle Redemption Fees (and You Should Too)

Currently, ten states have some form of bottle bill on their books that require deposits on certain aluminum and glass beverage containers that can be returned later for a refund. In addition to my home state of California, the other states that have bottle redemption laws on the books are: Connecticut, Hawaii, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, Oregon, and Vermont.

I’ve already explained why I hate bottle redemption fees. Here

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Black Coffee: End of Summer Edition

It’s time to sit back, relax and enjoy a little joe…

Welcome to another rousing edition of Black Coffee, your off-beat weekly round-up of what’s been going on in the world of money and personal finance. Here’s what caught my attention over the past week…

I’m Bret, from HopeToProsper.com, and I’m bringing you this week’s edition of the Black Coffee. Len is attending FinCon12 in Denver and he asked me to take

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Black Coffee: Defective Hammers & Labor Day Threesome Fun

It’s time to sit back, relax and enjoy a little joe…

Welcome to another rousing edition of Black Coffee, your off-beat weekly round-up of what’s been going on in the world of money and personal finance. Here’s what caught my attention over the past week…

Let’s get right to it this week!

Blogs I’ve Been Following This Week

Bargain Babe – 8 Things Worth Doing over the Labor Day Weekend.  Last night I had

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Black Coffee: Spoiled Kids, Sad Husbands and Other Sorry Schlubs

It’s time to sit back, relax and enjoy a little joe…

Welcome to another rousing edition of Black Coffee, your off-beat weekly round-up of what’s been going on in the world of money and personal finance. Here’s what caught my attention over the past week…

A woman became impatient while sitting in the car waiting for her husband to collect his tuba from a storage locker. Eventually, she decided to go in

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Black Coffee: Millionaires, Glory Hounds and the Tin Foil Hat Crowd

It’s time to sit back, relax and enjoy a little joe…

Welcome to another rousing edition of Black Coffee, your off-beat weekly round-up of what’s been going on in the world of money and personal finance. Here’s what caught my attention over the past week…

It’s good to be back home in a comfy chair this week. Let’s get right to it.

Blogs I’ve Been Following This Week

The Free Financial Advisor – Hi

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Black Coffee: Old School Finance & the Hazards of Blogging from Hotel Rooms

It’s time to sit back, relax and enjoy a little joe…

Welcome to another rousing edition of Black Coffee, your off-beat weekly round-up of what’s been going on in the world of money and personal finance. Here’s what caught my attention over the past week…

This week I’ve got an abbreviated “espresso edition” of Black Coffee for ya. I know — but I have no choice. Business obligations required me to work

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Black Coffee: Fashion, Facebook, Free Markets and Other Freakouts

It’s time to sit back, relax and enjoy a little joe…

Welcome to another rousing edition of Black Coffee, your off-beat weekly round-up of what’s been going on in the world of money and personal finance. Here’s what caught my attention over the past week…

Let’s get right to it this week!

Blogs I’ve Been Following This Week

Monevator – Capitalists Must Address the Causes and Consequences of Income Inequality. Let’s get one thing

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