I’ve already written about the folly of trying to save a few cents per gallon when shopping for gas.
But did you know there are times when you don’t get exactly what you pay for when you fill up your gasoline tank at the local station? It’s not that the gas stations are doing anything illegal. But they are taking advantage of the laws of physics in a way that permits
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Welcome to the second edition of the Best of the Best in Money and Personal Finance! As always, the goal of this carnival is to provide bloggers with a stage for highlighting their very best personal finance posts of the previous month.
This week I received 88 legitimate entries that met the carnival’s criteria.
Of course, to keep the carnival true to its theme, I always limit the final selections to what
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Occasionally, I enjoy reading enlightening conversations with respected personal finance experts. But after making numerous interview requests over the past couple of months, it was obvious to me that most of those respected experts still didn’t want to waste their time talking to a two-bit blogger like myself.
Don’t cry for me though. I handle rejection well. I’ve had lots of practice over the years.
Continue reading A Few Minutes With Personal Finance Genius Rich Livingston
The other day the Honeybee applied for a store credit card to a woman’s clothing store in order to take advantage of a deal that gave her a one-time savings of 15% off her purchase.
To tell you the truth, I’m not really that big of a fan of in-store credit cards. But because the Honeybee and I are extremely disciplined when it comes to our finances and paying off the
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As summer time creeps up on us, I am once again forced to consider one of the great debates of all time: should I buy a gas or charcoal barbecue?
Yes, it’s that time again. My current gas grill is ready to be retired from service and so I am now in the market for a new one.
When it comes to gas or charcoal, hard-core grillers love to debate considerations such
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Back in February I found a Chicken McNugget that was the spitting image of Connecticut. At the time I asked my dear readers to be on the look out for other chicken nuggets that resembled US states, Puerto Rico, Guam and/or the Canadian provinces.
To be honest, I was beginning to lose hope that I’d ever see another state chicken nugget. Can anybody really blame me? After all, it had been
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Another economic disaster looms for both the US and Mexico and something needs to be done in the near future to stop it.
Mexico is currently the fifth largest oil producer in the world and the third biggest supplier of crude oil to the United States, but production has been declining at its mammoth Cantarell oil field so drastically that the country is now expected to become a net importer of
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The other day a coworker of mine told me about the “great deal” he got at an electronics retailer. He decided to buy a $2400 plasma television that was $400 off the retail price. It was an impulsive buy, and one he said he couldn’t pass up.
“Good for you,” I told him. “You paid for that in cash, right?”
“Heck no! I put it on my
Continue reading Believe It: Sometimes It Pays Not to Buy Stuff On Sale
Sorry for the late link love. I have no excuse. I guess my head was still in the clouds after my piece Stop the Bailouts and Let the Bankruptcy Process Do Its Job was featured on April 13 and 14 on The Huffington Post!
I also had an Editor’s Pick (!) at The Carnival of Everything Money on April 14. Thank you, Abigail! I’ll let you click on her
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In 1773, American colonists tossed three shiploads of taxed tea into Boston Harbor as a protest against the British practice of taxation without representation. Some 236 years later, another tea party of sorts was held in towns all across America, although depending on who you talk to there seems to be some dispute as to the underlying reasons for the protests.
As the tea party movement gained steam, it
Continue reading Out of Touch? Putting The Tea Party Protests In Perspective