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Good Reads: Déjà vu With Another Government Shutdown Looming and Unsettled Markets Set to Continue

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Busy week ahead as investors brace themselves for another wild ride in the markets. Personally, my 401K and investment portfolio have had their 2011 gains wiped out and are down over 10%. I keep telling myself not to sell in panic, but the fear of further falls is unsettling to say the least. Not helping is […]

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Freakin’ Google Rewarding Pirate Sites For Stealing My Content By Giving Them Higher Search Results

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Most people go to Google when they are searching for something and most websites receive their organic traffic from Google searches. So you can imagine my frustration when I found out that for the last few weeks all my new and existing articles have been copied (scrapped) to so called content-mill websites. This means that […]

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Carnival of Personal Finance #298 – The Best Money Articles Online

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Its been a while since I hosted the CoPF and I was pleasantly surprised to see many new faces in the personal finance blogging space along with some of my old favorites. It was especially interesting to see some of the newer blogs out there because it reminded me of my journey in building Saving […]

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How to Make Money and Succeed as a Freelancer For Hire

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Like gasoline for an automobile, data is fuel for the internet. Without data (content) the internet is a useless tool, just like a car that runs out of gas. The internet continues to grow and because of that, an increasing amount of content is needed to fuel it – and the economic engine it now […]

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Toy Story 3: Cost – $100 Plus, Family Value – Priceless. Weekend Wrap and Good Reads

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I have lamented in the past about the rising cost of going to the movies, which is exacerbated by the continuing evolution of movie technology (3D, Imax etc) that enables cinema owners to pass rising production costs to techno-obsessed consumers. Thanks to Netflix, Amazon DVD’s and various free internet sites, my movie watching has become […]

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Migrating from Blogger to WordPress and Other Good Reads

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It’s been a hectic month for me here at Saving to Invest. I recently moving blogging platforms from Google’s Blogger to WordPress. For non-bloggers this is akin to moving from an old style cell phone to an i-Phone like smart phone. Both do the basic stuff, but you get a lot more features and control […]

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If Salary and Living Expenses Were Covered, What Would You Do For a Living?

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The title of this post was the basis for an MBA application question I recently answered. It really got my thinking about my career goals and aspirations. Here’s my response to the question, followed by some thoughts. What do you think and how would you spend your life if money was not a factor? If […]

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10 Awesome Google Search Tips and Tricks to Improve Your Finances, Investing and Productivity Knowledge

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Google plays a big part in my life and my blogging business. Apart from it’s Adsense publisher program which provides the bulk of this blog’s income, Google’s search engine provides the basis and background for a number of the topics that I write about. I am not alone with 70% of the world using Google […]

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Weekend Review: Dude – Where's My Stimulus Jobs Gone?

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When President Obama signed off on the $787 billion Economic Stimulus Bill – known as the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act – he promised to provide full transparency on it’s expenditure and to ensure that every dollar is tracked. Like so many of his earlier promises, this one also is starting to look a bit […]

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Moving Words on Living Life in a Presidential Eulogy

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It’s not often that you read an article and feel moved by the words. But this is what happened when I read President Obama’s eulogy for Senator Edward M. Kennedy. The words conveyed the strong bond that President Obama had with this accomplished Senator, but I thought a couple of paragraphs in the eulogy had […]

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