Black Coffee: My Favorite Blogs, Money News & Opinions #14

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Blogs I’ve Been Following This Week

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…

My Life ROI – I always enjoy visiting My Life ROI.  This week, MLR had a post highlighting some positive US economic

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Drive-By Movie Review: Breach

This is a review of the 2007 movie Breach, starring Chris Cooper, Ryan Phillipe, Laura Linney and Denis Haysbert.

Plot Synopsis: Based on the true story, FBI upstart Eric O’Neill enters into a power game with his boss, Robert Hanssen, an agent who was ultimately convicted of selling secrets to the Soviet Union.

Me: Breach is based on the very real story of Robert Hanssen, a despicable man who was responsible for

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Is LifeLock and Its $1 Million Guarantee A Sham?

By now, most everybody has heard or seen the ubiquitous ads by LifeLock where its founder and chief executive officer, Todd Davis, intimates the impenetrable fortress-like quality of his identity theft protection service by brazenly giving out his social security number (457-55-5462).

In one TV advertisement he even says, “If anything happens for any reason while you’re a client of LifeLock, we will cover all losses and all expenses up to

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Black Coffee: My Favorite Blogs, Money News & Opinions #13

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

Blogs I’ve Been Following This Week

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…

Bret Frohlich – What would you do if you had more than enough money in the bank to do whatever you wanted? 

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Drive-By Movie Review: Suspect Zero

This is a review of the 2004 movie Suspect Zero, starring Aaron Eckhart and Ben Kingsley.

Plot Synopsis: An FBI agent gets called in to investigate a strange murder. When the trail leads him to the suspect, he realizes that he has been drawn into a psychological labyrinth that turns what is expected upside down.

Me: Nothing is more disappointing to me than when I watch a movie that raises my expectations by

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Why Rechargeable Batteries Are Rarely Cost Effective

I was standing in line at a local electronics store the other day when I struck up a conversation with the guy ahead of me who had a basket full of battery chargers and AA rechargeable batteries.  It turns out he had decided to replace all of the batteries in his house with the rechargeable kind.  Between the batteries and the chargers this guy plunked down over a hundred bucks!

He

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The REAL Cost of Owning Wireless Mice and Keyboards

When the Honeybee and I bought our last computer, there was quite a debate over whether or not we should pay the extra money for the added convenience of a wireless keyboard and/or mouse.  The fear, of course, was in the uncertainty of whether or not we would end up spending a small fortune over the life of the computer buying replacement batteries.

We ultimately decided to Heck with it (wherever

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Black Coffee: My Favorite Blogs, Money News & Opinions #12

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

In remembrance of 9/11…

Blogs I’ve Been Following This Week

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…

The Oblivious Investor – Inspired by President Obama’s recent weekly address, Mike asked us to weigh in on whether retirement

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Drive-By Movie Review: The Soloist

This is a review of the 2009 movie The Soloist, starring Robert Downey Jr. and Jamie Foxx.

Plot Synopsis: The true-life story of Nathaniel Ayers, a former cello prodigy whose bouts with schizophrenia landed him on the streets after two years of schooling at Juilliard.

The Honeybee: I have to run some errands, so if you don’t mind I hope we can skip the witty banter today and just get right into

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The 10 Most Overpaid Jobs

Oh, am I going to make some enemies today. 

Last week I did a very well-received article on the 10 most underpaid jobs.  Today I tackle the other, more controversial, side of the coin – the 10 most overpaid jobs.

First I want to apologize in advance.  I am quite certain this list will offend more than a few of you.  I’m sure many of you believe this list is nothing

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