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 Forum: Personal Finance   Topic: tracking stocks

Posted: Fri Jul 27, 2007 6:32 am 

Replies: 5
Views: 3659


And to make sure that everyone has a different answer...

I use Yahoo Finance, it's got a pretty good view that, like Google, updates dynamically.

I used to use Motley Fool, but they sold their live updating to Yahoo.

 Forum: Personal Finance   Topic: Financial planners

Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 11:13 am 

Replies: 11
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I am indeed focused on my retirement more than college, but I'd like to be able to afford my (unborn) children the same privilege that I had in that college was paid for and I left with no debt. I still have no debt to this day, the house was purchased in cash and we keep a zero level balance on all...

 Forum: General Discussion   Topic: Ikea

Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 8:57 am 

Replies: 23
Views: 16963


It's trickle up in terms of popularity. It's great furniture for college kids, then they started making a little bit more appealing stuff. Only recently they've gone into workplace and office furniture. Now that I'm out of college, it's still a dependable place to go for cheap furniture. In our hous...

 Forum: Personal Finance   Topic: Financial planners

Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 7:59 am 

Replies: 11
Views: 7303


Okay, so here's the explanation. About the situation: I work freelance and want to be able to afford sending children to college one day. Whatever college they want. My wife and I are 25 and also wouldn't mind being able to retire someday as well. We receive gifts from a member of the family in the ...

 Forum: Personal Finance   Topic: Financial planners

 Post subject: Financial planners
Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2007 8:09 am 

Replies: 11
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My wife and I are looking to really kickstart our retirement investments, and I've done pretty well with a stock portfolio I've kept since high school, but in no way do I trust myself to be the one with the most financial knowledge in this endeavor (there's a saying in music: If you're the best in t...

 Forum: General Discussion   Topic: Software Upgrades that Aren't

Posted: Wed Jun 20, 2007 8:21 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 4586


I know the feeling that you've got JD. I think it's a mac enthusiast thing. You've GOT to have the latest!

Someone I know in marketing/advertising uses a mac that's 6 years old running OS 9 and is happily chugging along.

Is it 10.4.10?

 Forum: News & Announcements   Topic: delicious

 Post subject: delicious
Posted: Wed Jun 20, 2007 7:31 am 

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JD, do you have a del.icio.us tag that you check for story ideas? For instance, I see the post in the Consumerist in how to sell your home in a down market http://consumerist.com/consumer/real-estate/how-to-sell-your-home-in-a-down-market-270521.php And tag it in my del.icio.us account as "GRSi...

 Forum: Personal Finance   Topic: Paying for pleasure

Posted: Mon Jun 18, 2007 1:26 pm 

Replies: 16
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A lot of video games have a counter on them, so I know that my $3.50 rental of Super Paper Mario, we got about $0.17 cents an hour for the 20 hours we played it for the week we had it. (we're dedicated to the games that we rent) I dunno if I'll feel so god about rentals when our half price goes down...

 Forum: General Discussion   Topic: What web host do you use?

Posted: Mon Jun 18, 2007 12:13 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 4605


I use Go Daddy, their customer service has always been top notch and has walked me through setting up my site more than once.

 Forum: Personal Development   Topic: Burned Out

Posted: Mon Jun 18, 2007 8:54 am 

Replies: 15
Views: 13595


This might seem a bit off, but usually when I'm in a funk, I'll undertake a long but generally easy project. Upcoming projects this summer include: Have my first ever garage sale (I'll post about that separately) Find some new shelving for my CD and DVD collection. Overall, this one depends where yo...

 Forum: Personal Finance   Topic: What do you splurge on and why?

Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2007 11:33 am 

Replies: 39
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My wife and I both have Netflix accounts. We splurged on an HDTV, surround sound and a Wii, but those aren't coasts we're going to have again for over a decade, and it was all under $3k. Outside of that is $20 a month or so for Netflix.

 Forum: Personal Development   Topic: Books vs Ebooks. Which one will you still choose.

Posted: Thu May 24, 2007 8:59 am 

Replies: 27
Views: 23314


For me, this is the ultimate argument:

I still don't have a device that I leave in the bathroom or will bring to the beach and toss around.

 Forum: General Discussion   Topic: Cable and Internet Rates - What do you pay?

Posted: Wed May 16, 2007 5:58 pm 

Replies: 27
Views: 16361


We pay about $110 for digital cable + DVR + showtime, a phone line and 5 MB/s internet access.

We were paying more without the phone service, so we have it and use it, but normally we wouldn't.

 Forum: Personal Finance   Topic: Rain Barrels

Posted: Wed May 16, 2007 6:39 am 

Replies: 15
Views: 18116


I'd be interested in learning more too Our water bill is about 75$ a year tops so I'm not sure if it makes much sense for us financialy. I think this is one of those things that makes you feel better and saves money over a long period of time. For me, one corner of the house floods because the grad...
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