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[15 Jul 2010 | Comments Off | ]

Since I’ve been traveling all week, I’ve been taking note about the financial needs for similar experiences as I’ve been having.  Traveling obviously requires money, but it varies based on your needs and expectations.  Here are some tips to assist with the process of budgeting, planning and saving for your next trip:
Use Points For Air & Hotel
I don’t take any trips where I pay out of pocket for air or hotel.  Period.  If I don’t have the points, then I don’t take the trip.  I’m serious here. Obviously, this is …

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The prize pool over at the Money Crashers contest continues to grow.  The total prize pool is now over $7,500 total, $2,120 in cash prizes.  You have until the end of January to enter the contest, but I recommend getting in now so you can secure your chance at some really sweet prizes like Kindles, iPods, tons of cash, some awesome books, gift cards and more.
Entering the contest is easy.  All you have to do is subscribe to their email list, subscribe to the RSS feed, comment on their blog …

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The guys over at Money Crashers have a great new contest with more prizes than I’ve ever seen for a single contest.  You can find the actual contest post by clicking here.  The contest is giving away over $5,900 in total prizes including the following:

$1,720 in cash prizes
Apple iPods
Amazon Kindles
Gift cards
Much more

The dates for the contest are January 4 – 31, 2010, so be sure and get over there quickly.  Also, there will be over 100 winners so your chances of taking something home are great.
I’m usually not one to …

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Christmas is a great time of year.  Time to enjoy the people around you, family and friends.  Time to forget about money, finances, the stock market, crappy jobs, and just enjoy the blessings in life.  I have countless blessings and am very thankful for them.
Thanks for reading my blog, and I hope you have a wonderful Christmas.  There will be new content posted immediately after Christmas.
Merry Christmas!

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[24 Oct 2009 | Comments Off | ]

Here are articles that I would recommend from this past week:

This is a must read article entitled “America’s Soul is Lost, Collapse Inevitable.“
This article entitled “Where the Hell is the Outrage?” is a fantastic article from Mish’s Global Economic Trend Analysis.
Thanks to you and me, sales in the Hamptons have skyrocketed!
Information you need to see about the first time home buyer credit and the fraud that comes with these kind of programs.
Over at Darwin’s Finance, check out 5 Reasons Living Paycheck to Paycheck Can Cost you Big Bucks.
Here at 20smoney, …

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I’ve decided to host the latest edition of the Twenty Something Finances Carnival.  I hope you enjoy the following links and resources.
Carnival Entries
Baker presents The “Shit-That-Doesn’t-Inspire-You” Factor posted at Man Vs. Debt, saying, “You’ve probably heard of the Latte Factor. But for me that doesn’t quite cut it. I’m having much more luck implementing the “sh**-that-doesn’t-inspire-you” factor!”
April presents 5 Ways To Rescue Your Rotten Résumé posted at Get Rich Slowly, saying, “Kerry from Squawkfox outlines countless actionable tips to improve your resume! Complete with pictures and samples. Fantastic resource.”
Silicon Valley Blogger presents Savings Account Rates: …

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Who needs a friendly environment to rollout a new product?  Sure, the auto company CEOs may have gotten blasted by Congress last year for flying their private jets to D.C. last year, but maybe they can get a few new G650′s through some sort of “Cash for old jets” program – I’m sure they could make it sound like it’s good for the environment!  If not, I’m sure there are plenty of elite government officials that “require” this type of transportation.
As you can see from the below photo, it sure …

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A few days early, here is the Best of the Financial and Investing World Carnival Edition #2.  Hope you enjoy!

Jack Schmidt presents Does Your Computer Smell Funny? posted at SectorMatic Money Journal, saying, “SectorMatic Money Site – Personal Finance | Everything for the Big Spender on a Budget! Now you can live like a fat cat, even if you’re on a money diet. Laugh all the way to the bank with Jack Schmidt and SectorMatic. It’s for you!”

SpendOnLife.com presents Intervention: When Friends Can’t Say No to Credit posted at …