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10 Must-Have Tools For The Homeowner

Over the years, I’ve realized that I tend to use some tools more often than the others. Here’s a list of 10 tools every home owner must have in his toolchest.

February 1, 2014 37
401K-Returns

My Best Financial Move Of 2013

Year 2013 was a record year for the stock market. The S&P 500 returned 32.39% last year, including dividends. 2013 was an unusual year for my 401K. Even though I did not switch jobs, my 401K switched! With the new 401K came new funds and I did what any rational person would do. I decided […]

January 18, 2014 21
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How this toolset became my best home improvement tool!

This post has nothing to do with personal finance, but I want to share my joy on this low cost toolkit that has saved me numerous times! I usually don’t give in to impulse buys, but I saw this 31-in-1 screwdriver set on sale for a ridiculous price and decided to place an order. It […]

January 9, 2014 13
Laziness is my vice!

Laziness is my vice and I put it to good use!

If I were to meet my 20-something year old self, I would probably punch him in the face! Among other questionable activities, for not signing up for a 401k, for not opening a stock trading account in a ROTH and for not indexing. These are regrets I will carry for a long, long time. To […]

December 30, 2013 35
Target breach

What should you do if you shopped at Target between Nov 27 and Dec 15

In case you haven’t heard, Target’s been a victim of a massive credit-card hack involving 40 million accounts. The Secret Service is currently investigating. This was first reported by the security focused blog KrebsOnSecurity.com. This involves both credit and debit cards. Who is affected? This only affects shoppers who shopped at the Target store, not […]

December 19, 2013 18
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Unconventional Income From Uncommon Stocks – REITs

This is part III of the series, Unconventional Income From Uncommon Stocks. The series is meant to be an absolute beginner’s introduction to uncommon stocks. The focus of this post is on REITs. Imagine owning and renting out property without the hassles of maintaining it! You don’t have to worry about finding renters, collecting rent, […]

December 17, 2013 23
My FICO Score From My Barclays Visa Card

HOWTO Get Your FICO Score For Free

There are many kinds of credit scores that you can get free, but what matters is your FICO score.

Learn how to get your FICO score for free without signing up for trial offers.

November 26, 2013 15
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