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Book Review: The Richest Man in Babylon

I've heard a lot of people recommending this book, so I picked up a copy of The Richest Man in Babylon by George S. Clason at the library. It's been out a while, so chances are there is a copy out there, or try getting a copy used. The book is … [Read the rest]

Who’s #1? MyMoneyBlog! (According to Yahoo!)

It seems that MyMoneyBlog as been named one of the "Ten Money Blogs Everyone Should Read" by Yahoo!'s Tech Insider, with MyMoneyBlog topping the list! No idea why they picked me, and I don't think the rankings actually mean anything, but it's still … [Read the rest]

401(k) loans: Great Option or Bad Idea?

After hearing a co-worker talk about taking a 401(k) loan to help with the downpayment on his new house, I decided to ask the HR Department about it. Here are the rules for my company, yours may be slightly different. You can borrow the lesser … [Read the rest]

Monthly Goal due 3/31: Taxes & More

Here are my financial goals for March (or what's left of it): 1) File taxes for myself and the missus. I sent in the many rebates for the TaxCut Deluxe tax prep software that I bought. Will need to do 1 joint Federal and multiple state returns … [Read the rest]

Monthly Goal Update: Setting up “Play Money” Account

I'm a bit late, but here were my goals & sub-goals for last month, and here is my current status: 1) I did some research into ETFs, but not a whole lot. I examined possible areas of interest such as chasing high-dividend earning companies and … [Read the rest]

MyMoneyBlog and PFBlog on CBS MarketWatch

(Update: The video is no longer on the front page. To see it, visit here, and scroll down to the article titled "Blogs Expose Personal Finances". For some reason, I also notice that she's the only woman pictured. Weird.) Wow. I just got a … [Read the rest]

Warren Buffett Speaks, & I’m Listening

Warren Buffet, the 2nd richest man on the planet, released his annual letter to shareholders over the weekend. He apologized for the fact that this was the second year in a row that his company, Berkshire Hathaway (BRKA), has lagged the S&P 500 … [Read the rest]

Warren Buffett Speaks, & I’m Listening

Warren Buffet, the 2nd richest man on the planet, released his annual letter to shareholders over the weekend. He apologized for the fact that this was the second year in a row that his company, Berkshire Hathaway (BRKA), has lagged the S&P 500 … [Read the rest]

Switching to Flourescent Light Bulbs & Savings Calculations

I just finished replacing all of my 60-watt regular incandescent light bulbs in my place with the equivalent 11-watt fluorescent ones. I had been waiting for each to burn out one-by-one, but after finding a bunch on sale at Ikea I just decided to do … [Read the rest]

Switching to Flourescent Light Bulbs & Savings Calculations

I just finished replacing all of my 60-watt regular incandescent light bulbs in my place with the equivalent 11-watt fluorescent ones. I had been waiting for each to burn out one-by-one, but after finding a bunch on sale at Ikea I just decided to do … [Read the rest]

Welcome Everyone to MyMoneyBlog

I wanted to extend a warm welcome this beautiful Sunday morning to all my visitors. I've gotten a noticeable increase in comments and visitors recently, most likely due to recent mentions at BusinessWeek.com, WallStreet Journal Online (link good … [Read the rest]

Monthly Deals & Offers Update

Here are the results from the Deals & Offers I have posted recently (see last month's entry here). As usual, I try to only post the offers that I think are good enough to apply for myself: Free Golf Balls from American Century Investments - Got … [Read the rest]