Investment Portfolio update – Down and out 8%

Well, here is the latest instalment of my bi-monthly portfolio update. Like most people last month was especially brutal for my portfolio and I am down on almost all the stocks in it. After a 7% rise up to my last update on May 19th, …

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Easy Ways to Cope With Higher Gas Prices

With gas prices at an all-time high, more and more people are looking for ways to reduce their fuel costs. Being a personal finance blogger, I thought I would join in on the advice band wagon and provide some simple ideas I use and have …

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Stock markets to Crash or Surge this week

How fickle financial market pundits are. Just a few weeks ago many experts were saying that the worst of the credit crisis was behind us and that company valuations were looking extremely attractive. In fact, a number of these so called experts were saying that …

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Effectively using freed up Daycare dollars

The cost of daycare for preschool age children can be one of the most significant expenses parents face. According to information collected in 2005 by the National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies, a family with a 4 year old child could pay …

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Effectively Managing Credit Card Debt

In tough economic times many people turn to their credit cards when they need money. But racking up extra debt to deal with financial difficulties is a strategy that’s almost sure to backfire. Even when you have less money in your wallet, you should remember …

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Ask your employer to ease your gas burden

I have seen a number of articles recently on ways for people to combat rising gas prices. One of the more practical ways coming to the fore is employers subsidizing driving costs to work or to allow employee telecommuting – i.e. working from home. The …

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My shiny new iPhone and why I bought Apple

I recently bought $16,000 worth of Apple stock, which I covered in a post two days ago. The way the post was written, and based on some of the comments I got on it, may have led to the impression that it was a speculative …

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