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My Money Blog Thanksgiving Giveaway – Over $400 in Prizes!

It's a time for giving thanks, and I am very grateful for all you awesome readers of this blog. Honestly, this blog has helped me keep on track and it was really fun along the way. I started blogging in December 2004, revealing our net worth of … [Read the rest]

Index Funds: The 12-Step Program for Active Investors – Book Review

Almost a perfect counterpoint to The Little Book That Beats The Market (review), this book could easily be titled The Big Book That Shows You Can't Beat The Market. It weighs nearly 5 pounds, and is almost 400 pages long. This thing is a … [Read the rest]

The Little Book That Beats The Market: Book Review

There's been a lot of buzz about The Little Book That Beats the Market, so I was excited when it finally came in from the library. Of course, at the time I was midway through Index Funds: The 12-Step Program for Active Investors, which I'll also be … [Read the rest]

Did I Just Waste $50 On Firewood?

We just bought a 1/3 cord of firewood for $50 off of Craigslist (only partially shown above), figuring we'd try out our new fireplace this winter. But then I ran across this article about how conventional fireplaces are useless: As a fire burns … [Read the rest]

How To Get A Free Month of Amazon Prime

Yep, Amazon is giving out a free trial of Amazon Prime for up to 3 months to lots of people, which includes free 2-day shipping on most items with no minimum purchase. Click here to see if you qualify. Hopefully you'll be greeted with this image: … [Read the rest]

Got a Discover Card? Get $20 Gift Card For Each $200 Spent At Select Malls

Get a free $20 Discover Gift Card instantly by spending $200 on your Discover Card at select malls from November 1 through December 31, 2006. Just take your receipts totaling $200 to the customer service desk of any of the participating malls to … [Read the rest]

Save 50% On Utility Bills With This Energy Analysis Tool

Winter is a comin', which means higher heating costs for much of the country, so you should try out the energy audit tool at Home Energy Saver, a government site which uses advanced simulations to find out cost-effective ways to cut down your utility … [Read the rest]

Emigrant Direct Signup Bonus Update – September Payouts

Everyone who sent me their Form #2 in September for my Emigrant Direct Opening Promotion should have been paid. If not, please e-mail me. If you're interested in opening an account with Emigrant Direct's 5.05% APY with no minimums, don't miss your … [Read the rest]


My Money Blog participated in some carnivals again this week: Carnival of Personal Finance #72 at It’s Just Money Carnival of Investing #46 at 1st Million at 33 Festival of Frugality #46 at Lazy Man and Money If you are interested … [Read the rest]

Quick Guide to Black Friday Sales

Since it's November, it's time to talk about Black Friday AKA the day after Thanksgiving. Somehow, this has turned into the #1 shopping day of the year with stores offer deep discounts like $200 laptops to get people in the door. In turn, these … [Read the rest]

Is 0% APR On Purchases Better Than Cashback?

Back in my post Why You Shouldn?t Settle For a 1% Cashback Credit Card, commenter TW raised a good question: Isn?t the best ?return? on credit card use found using a 0% on purchases card and put the money you would use to pay it off in an interest … [Read the rest]

First Feedback Survey Results – Part 1

I've tallied up the answers to the multiple choice portion of my feedback survey, and here are results complete with pretty pie charts! … [Read the rest]