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Book Review: Free Gulliver – Six Swift Lessons in Life Planning

At first, this book sounded like another Rich Dad Poor Dad-style vague-finance-tips-rehash. But as I read more about it, it really intrigued me. As is mentioned directly in the title, Free Gulliver by Tripp Friedler is more life planning than … [Read the rest]

MMBPM beats the S&P 500! (*by pure luck)

I was tinkering around with my stock portfolio MMBPM again and cleaned up some more transactions. I think it's all correct now, complete with stock splits and commissions. Check it out (as of 6/17/05): … [Read the rest]

MMBPM beats the S&P 500! (*by pure luck)

I was tinkering around with my stock portfolio MMBPM again and cleaned up some more transactions. I think it's all correct now, complete with stock splits and commissions. Check it out (as of 6/17/05): … [Read the rest]

GBI Home Finance Manager – Now Free To All

According to their site, "GBI Home Finance Manager is now provided AT NO COST to all customers thanks to our sponsors." Free = good. … [Read the rest]

MyMoneyBlog Play Money now moved to OpenPortfolios.com

My stock portfolio, previously named the MyMoneyBlog Play Money (MMBPM) fund, is now moved here at OpenPortfolios.com. Previously, I was keeping track of it at a separate blog space, MMBPM, but that was getting a bit dry as I haven't been doing … [Read the rest]

False Alarm (most likely).

Well, I e-mailed my landlord, and she says the appraisal is because she is looking into refinancing the house. I guess that's cool, I have no reason not to believe her, except that I thought that she inherited this house from her parents, but I'm … [Read the rest]

Uh oh. Landlord might be selling our place!!!

We rent. I just got an e-mail from our landlord that an appraiser will be coming by our place this week. Crap. CrapCrapCrap. We love this house, the neighborhood, even the landlord (up until now). This comes totally out of the blue, as our … [Read the rest]

The Art of Fighting Over The Check

Some relatives were visiting us for the weekend, which was nice. Of course, this inevitably led to fighting over who would pay for the check when we dined out. Over the years, I have observed this mostly from the kid's point of view, but now as a … [Read the rest]

What the he… Bank Swag?

Ok, so in the last couple of weeks I've gotten both a baseball cap from Emigrant Direct and a tote bag from Meadows Credit Union (click image to enlarge):   … [Read the rest]

Presidential Bank Internet Plus Checking Review

[Update: This review still applies, but the rates are a bit old. Currently rates for this account can be found here. As of 4/3/06, it is 4.37% APY.] Since Presidential Online Bank offers a great product, their Internet Plus Checking, but hasn't … [Read the rest]

June 2005 Financial Status / Net Worth Update

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GBI Home Finance Manager, Yankee-style US Edition

It looks like GBI Home Finance Manager (previously reviewed) had added an US-specific version. The default currency in now dollars and the date shows Yankee style at mm/dd/yyyy. I think they're using your IP address to automatically give you the … [Read the rest]