You know, they say a milestone is anything that gives you a personal sense of accomplishment and helps you move forward. Amazingly enough, after just over six months I reached an important blogging milestone of my own today: post number 100!
Okay, roughly ten of those posts merely link to other content, but the rest contain at least a smattering of original stuff.
It’s been a lot of
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I love macaroni and cheese — especially when it is made from scratch. Many people think macaroni and cheese originated when Thomas Jefferson first served it in the White House in 1802, but it probably originated in Europe much earlier than that.
My neighbor, Mr. Mike, insists that macaroni and cheese should only be served as a side dish, but I beg to differ — in our house it’s usually the
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With summer here, schools are now on hiatus for vacation in most places around the country and teenagers are scurrying to find temporary jobs to earn some extra money. With that in mind, some parents may be interested to know that the National Consumers League (NCL) has once again selected their Five Worst Teen Jobs that teenagers are advised to avoid at all possible costs.
With the help of the Child
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This past week I was fortunate enough to be selected as an Editor’s Pick (!) for the Money Hacks Carnival 68 – Stanley Cup Edition hosted at Financial Highway. Thanks, Ray, for the pick! What an honor! And check out Ray’s new site design and let him know what you think.
I was also very humbled to learn that my unsolicited post entitled A Few Minutes with Personal
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Welcome to the third edition of The Best of the Best in Money and Personal Finance, where every featured post is an Editor’s Pick! Unlike some “Best of” carnivals there is absolutely no voting here, folks. Instead, selections are solely based upon who is willing to pay me the most money.
Hey, I’m only kidding! Please don’t report me to the National Association of Personal Finance Bloggers. I don’t
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This is the second part of my two-part article on the 10 dumbest money mistakes I have ever made. For Part 1 of this story, click this link.
As I mentioned earlier, this article is not addressing the little money mistakes we make from time to time, like going to the movies on a whim and finding out if you had gotten there 30 minutes earlier you could have taken
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I wanted to give a quick shout out to the following carnivals that were kind enough to include articles of mine this past week:
Carnival of Twenty Something Finances: Sesame Street Edition – Over at My Life ROI I was featured as an Editor’s Pick (!) for…well, I’ll let you visit the site to see what the lucky article was.
Money Hacks Carnival #76 – The Land Down Under Edition
Carnival of Money
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Money mistakes. We’ve all made them during our lives at one time or another.
Today I’m not going to talk about the little mistakes we make on occasion, like going to the movies on a whim and finding out if you had gotten there 30 minutes earlier you could have taken advantage of the 50%-off matinee prices.
Or betting your buddy from Boston $100 that the Lakers would beat the Celtics
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In January 2009 I wrote one of my most popular posts to-date entitled Paying Off Your Mortgage Early Is A No-Brainer. In that post I did a detailed analysis that justified why paying down my mortgage was the right thing to do.
That Was Then, This Is Now
Of course, that was before all of the corporate and homeowner bailouts approved by Congress.
That was also before President Obama decided to go
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Some of the most important things in life are always taken for granted. In that regard, most of us drawing a straight salary don’t ever think about how fortunate we are to get a regular monthly or semi-monthly paycheck with consistent pay, especially as it relates to consistently paying our bills on time. But you can bet that people who work on commission and/or depend on tips for
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