Archive for July, 2008

What Do You Want to Know About Me?

Posted by Madison on July 30, 2008

Now that I quit my job, it’s about time that you get to know me a little better. Because of my career and my industry, I’ve steered clear from some great financial topics. Once I no longer have a conflict of interest, I’ll be able to write much more on some topics that I have […]

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Writing Bylaws for Your Investment Club

Posted by Madison on July 29, 2008

Starting an investment club is much easier if you can see how others have done it in the past. I reviewed the goals, responsibilities, and club business in how to start an investment club and covered our investment club portfolio and returns. A reader, Kevin, is interested in starting his own investment club. He emailed […]

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Mid Year Investment Portfolio Update

Posted by Madison on July 28, 2008

Mid year is a great time to review your portfolio and asset allocation. It’s the first task I listed in 10 Important Tasks for Your Mid Year Checkup. Since we’ve had a few big changes in our life lately, we’ve tweaked our portfolio to account for the new lifestyle. Here’s a closer look into our […]

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I Quit!

Posted by Madison on July 24, 2008

Well, I’m not sure exactly what to call it: retired, semi-retired, quit, took a leave of absence, became a stay at home mom, became a professional blogger. Whatever “it” is… I’m done. I’m going to start withdrawing from my retirement accounts, hang out with my kids more and write a few mornings each week. Getting […]

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We’re back! Although the popular thing to do right now is a staycation to avoid high gas prices, we still went on our vacation. And it was wonderful! It’s always so hard to switch back from vacation mode to work mode after a long break. I’m just starting to get caught up on email. Thanks […]

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4 Things to Consider When Picking the Right Investments

Posted by Madison on July 22, 2008

This article is a guest post by Rich Leverage, author of Rich Credit Debt Loan. Rich focuses on leveraging debt instead of eliminating it… clearly a strategy that I’m fond of. If you enjoy the article, please consider subscribing to his feed. Why do some people succeed in the stock market like crazy and other […]

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Sticky Situations: How Much Do You Tip?

Posted by Madison on July 21, 2008

How much to tip – that’s what we’re trying to find out today. People usually tip on a percentage basis of the service they are provided. But what if you provide some of the service yourself, or what if the employee is also the owner? Let me know what you think! How Much to Tip […]

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The Best Airline Rewards Credit Cards

Posted by Madison on July 18, 2008

It’s our last week of vacation and we’ll be heading home this weekend. In Free Money Friday fashion, here’s a vacation themed money saver for you: airline rewards credit cards! I’m a big fan of frequent flier miles. We used miles for our honeymoon to Hawaii. What better way to travel, than for free? As […]

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The following is a guest post from Ben at Trees Full of Money. Ben’s personal finance story revolves around his realization that he was over $90,000 in debt in 2003. They developed a plan, and paid off the debt within two and a half years. Way to go Ben! For more great articles from Ben, […]

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Wealth, Money, Work and Life

Posted by Madison on July 16, 2008

Hopefully as you read this, we’re busy swimming and sunning on the houseboat! Here are some great reads for you while we enjoy the last week of our vacation. Wealth REAL Wealth Building Framework at Moolanomy 4 quick steps to building wealth at Brip Blap 6 Tips to Earn Hundreds of Dollars per Hour at […]

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