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 Forum: Personal Finance   Topic: Money Doesn't Grow on Trees

Posted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 8:38 am 

Replies: 16
Views: 3502


I had a friend in high school who typefies the Millionaire Next Door concept. It is my guess that he wouldn't say money grows on trees, but that there are lots of opportunities to grow it and pick it. You always have to be on the lookout for them, and be willing to seize opportunity.

 Forum: Personal Finance   Topic: High school reunion... yikes!

Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2009 4:01 pm 

Replies: 26
Views: 4879


Sounds a bit high for me. I am planning my class's 25th reunion. The other planners and I are being very deliberate about keeping prices low this year, so that everyone who wants to come can afford the ticket price. We are having appetizers and a dj at a local VFW hall for around $30 per person. Per...

 Forum: Personal Finance   Topic: Storms Ahead....Balancing between prudence and paranoia...

Posted: Fri Jun 19, 2009 1:07 pm 

Replies: 18
Views: 3739


To someone else I'd suggest the nused car... but given your health issues, I think the car payment is worth helping you stay healthy & pain-free. What would you do with that car payment if you hurt your back or neck? It would be nearly useless to you. Cut back elsewhere, but your health & we...

 Forum: Personal Finance   Topic: NY Times Economics Reporter on his Personal Credit Crisis

Posted: Sun May 24, 2009 6:12 pm 

Replies: 23
Views: 5447


Here is the Huffington Post's article, with Edmund's comments included in the update section:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/henry-blodget/nyt-reporter-bankruptcy-s_b_206721.html

 Forum: Personal Finance   Topic: NY Times Economics Reporter on his Personal Credit Crisis

Posted: Sun May 24, 2009 5:35 pm 

Replies: 23
Views: 5447


I haven't had a chance to read the followup article. However, there was a story about it in Huffington Post. Edmunds is one of the commenters, and he explains his wife's prior bankruptcies. He said her first husband failed to pay the taxes, which caused the first bankruptcy. The second one was decla...

 Forum: Personal Finance   Topic: What should I do with extra money?

Posted: Fri May 15, 2009 6:54 pm 

Replies: 26
Views: 5470


Wow. That is absolutely fabulous accomplishment!

Put a chunk in a broad-based Vanguard index mutual fund which mirrors the stock market.

 Forum: Personal Finance   Topic: Swine Flu and stock market

Posted: Wed Apr 29, 2009 8:37 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 4226


Things on the upside would include not just big pharma companies, but companies which make OTC flu products, air filters, sanitizers, medical gloves, face masks. Companies that support telecommuting. Companies that support entertainment at home... they couldn't deliver takeout fast enough in Mexico ...

 Forum: Personal Finance   Topic: Home Improvement question

Posted: Sat Apr 25, 2009 8:49 pm 

Replies: 13
Views: 3475


If you are serious about gutting the house, I'd do as little as possible. If your windows are the originals I would guess they have glass panes in wooden frames. You might ned tp replace very few of them. Check a book out of the library or find instructions on the web to repair & recaulk them. I...

 Forum: Personal Finance   Topic: Almost Newlywed Needs Advice

Posted: Sat Apr 25, 2009 8:44 pm 

Replies: 9
Views: 3202


You don't want to buy a house until you know where you'll settle, and you can either buy an affordable house that needs no work or can buy a fixer-upper and are willing to sacrifice time & money to fixing it up. (And you'd need to be handy, or having a handy parent who will teach you the ropes.)...

 Forum: Personal Finance   Topic: Mortgage Problems.

Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2009 6:15 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 1432


They do cut down on interest because this system forces you to make an extra payment each year. But honestly it is all <insert>. My mortgage holder (not WF) offers a similar service. I decided it was better worth my while to force myself to just write the extra check and mail it directly instead of ...

 Forum: Personal Finance   Topic: How does your emergency fund look?

Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2009 6:12 am 

Replies: 45
Views: 11683


I have 6 months in EF. When MrP and I were interviewing financial planners recently, one of the planners said he's suggesting his clients keep 8 months in an EF in response to the current economic climate. I'm pondering making this move. Antoinette, I started by opening an account that was not easy ...

 Forum: Personal Finance   Topic: Financial Goals and Paying for a Wedding

Posted: Tue Apr 14, 2009 8:33 pm 

Replies: 20
Views: 5219


There are many ideas on the net for keeping costs low. You just need to decide which areas are important enough to you & your fiance to spend on. What will make the day most memorable for you?

 Forum: General Discussion   Topic: Teabaggers - Who's Going

Posted: Tue Apr 14, 2009 8:29 pm 

Replies: 34
Views: 12331


I'm not going. I can hear all the arguments from the comfort of my office lunchroom.

I hope to hear constructive dissent instead of ranting.

 Forum: Personal Finance   Topic: What cheap phone do people here use.

Posted: Tue Apr 14, 2009 8:26 pm 

Replies: 15
Views: 4506


I use Virgin prepaid for $5.25/month. Service use is 25 cents a minute for the first ten minutes of a call, then ten cents a minute after. In the 3 years I've had it, I might have exceeded my $5 a month once. However, the coverage is spotty once I get beyond the suburbs of the major metro area where...
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