21 Reasons Why Corner Lots Are For Suckers

For the six people left in America that are still looking to buy a home, I thought I’d pass on a little advice and save you a serious case of buyer’s remorse.

Don’t be fooled by real estate agents that try to tell you that a corner lot is highly desirable.  They’re not.

Oh sure, you’ve got a bigger lot and neighbors on only two sides, but as a former corner lot

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Walking the Walk: My $114,000 Challenge to Uncle Sam

I have been a proud, full-time, member of the American workforce since 1988.

As of the end of 2009 I have earned $1,548,291 in base salary – excluding bonuses, stock option cash-outs, and other income streams.   It also excludes the money I earned working part time while I was in school.

Since 1981 when I took my first part time job as a 16-year-old kid, I have paid over $91,000 in

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The Best of the Best in Money and Personal Finance #15

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Welcome to the fifteenth edition of The Best of the Best in Money and Personal Finance blog carnival, where every featured post is an Editor’s Pick!

By the time you read this I will be sitting at some

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The Best of the Best in Money and Personal Finance #14

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Welcome to edition number 14 of The Best of the Best in Money and Personal Finance blog carnival, where every featured post is an Editor’s Pick!

Man, I hope you’ll all excuse me as I am just a bit surly this evening. 

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Eight Extraordinary Bloggers (and Me): Introducing The Money Mavens Network

When it comes to matters of personal finance, I don’t pretend to have all the answers.

After all, they call it personal finance for a reason.

It is also true that every personal finance blogger adds their own unique voice, perspective, attitude, and approach to money management.

Likewise, each blogger also has his own areas of strength and weakness.

For example, I tend to focus on ways to help you successfully run your a

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The Best of the Best in Money and Personal Finance #13 (Anniversary Edition)

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Welcome to the 13th edition of The Best of the Best in Money and Personal Finance, where every featured post is an Editor’s Pick!

This carnival is officially one year old today, and I want to thank all of

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The Carnival of Money Stories XLV – The Sex, Lies and Videotape Edition

Welcome to the 45th Carnival of Money Stories!

To be more precise this is the Carnival of Money Stories 2, which is actually the sequel to the original Carnival of Money Stories that was started by Abraham Lincoln way back during the American Civil War – or about the same time Flexo started up Consumerism Commentary.

I received lots of great articles this week for the carnival and I enjoyed reading every

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The Best of the Best in Money and Personal Finance #12

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Welcome to the 12th edition of The Best of the Best in Money and Personal Finance, where every featured post is an Editor’s Pick!

This carnival is being posted on Oscar Sunday, which is a great opportunity to observe wealthy out-of-touch actors

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The Carnival of Personal Finance CCXLIV – The Fiscally Irresponsible TV Characters Edition

Welcome to the 244th edition of the Carnival of Personal Finance!

What an honor to be hosting!  Thank you, Flexo, for giving me “the keys to the car” for the week!

The main theme of my blog is all about taking responsibility for your own personal finances.  With that in mind, I thought I would theme this edition of the Carnival around several fiscally irresponsible characters from some iconic American television shows

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The Best of the Best in Money and Personal Finance #11

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Welcome to edition eleven of The Best of the Best in Money and Personal Finance, where every featured post is an Editor’s Pick!

This carnival is being posted on Super Bowl Sunday, which essentially is a de facto national holiday in

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