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Did You Know… (Blog Round-Up)

For this month’s link roundup, I thought I’ll try a different format. Let me know how you like it! Did You Know… The word “internet” first appeared in the Washington Post on 9/26/1988 – Robert@DIY Investor The average income of millionaire households is approximately $350,000 (~5x the national average) – Roshawn@Watson Inc Contributions can be […]

March 21, 2012 17
Bad businesses

Companies I Won’t Do Business With

Good customer service is never an accident. The motivation to provide good service has a lot to do with a company’s culture. When Delta’s CEO talks about ‘customer satisfaction’, ‘quality’ and ‘good service’, I think he is mocking us all. When Jeff Bezos of Amazon says the same things, I know he means it. As […]

March 14, 2012 38
Steve Jobs

The Many Inventions Of Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs was a visionary, a technologist, husband, father and an inventor. Jobs is listed on 342 patent applications, either as an inventor or a co-inventor ranging from computer software to staircases. Here are some of his other inventions…

March 6, 2012 36
Unconventional Wisdom In Personal Finance

Unconventional Wisdom In Personal Finance

What is often repeated is not always true. Especially in personal finance. Not every debt is bad, not every method of savings is good. Let’s take a closer look at some widely accepted nuggets of personal finance wisdom, which may not be necessarily good for you. ‘Max out your 401K’ If I had a dollar […]

February 16, 2012 53

10 ETFs Cheaper Than Their Vanguard Peers

Vanguard offers funds that have some of the lowest expense ratios in the industry. Offering funds at-cost was a novel idea that made Vanguard the world’s largest mutual fund company, with about $1.6 trillion in assets. It took a while for competition to take notice, but now there are fund companies that offer funds that […]

January 17, 2012 17
Suze Orman

Suze Orman’s Approved Prepaid Card – Bad Wine In New Bottle

Suze Orman recently launched a prepaid debit card called the Approved Card. Now, I’m not a big fan of prepaid cards in general and prefer debit cards instead, but this coming from Suze Orman, deserved another look. I like Suze Orman. She does what a very few can do – break down complex financial topics […]

January 10, 2012 53
incandescent bulb

And Let There Be Light!

Or I could’ve simply named the post ‘Saving money by selecting the right light bulb’! Once upon a time, selecting a light bulb was as simple choosing a 60 watt or a 100 watt bulb, depending upon how bright you want the bulb to be. There was one popular size, you screw in the bulb […]

December 29, 2011 50

10 Stocks For 2012 (& Beyond)

If I were to pick stocks just for 2012, I would be speculating. I prefer stocks for the long term. My top picks for the coming year is not just for 2012, I would like to hold on to most of it even if the returns are less than spectacular. These companies have weathered disappointing […]

December 26, 2011 48
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