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Archive for August, 2008

Today I threw another $1,000 toward my debt and it feels incredible! Last year I would never have imagined making as much headway on my bills as I have this summer, and it’s been extremely encouraging. The challenging part is sacrificing in order to stash away as much of my paycheck as possible, instead of [...]

I.O.U.S.A. Official Website Panelists Warren Buffett, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway; William Niskanen, chairman of the CATO Institute; Bill Novelli, CEO of AARP; Pete Peterson, senior chairman of The Blackstone Group and chairman of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation; and Dave Walker, president & CEO of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation and former U.S. Comptroller General [...]

“We’re not just going to see mid-sized banks go under in the next few months, we’re going to see a whopper, we’re going to see a big one, one of the big investment banks or big banks,” says Kenneth Rogoff, who is an economics professor at Harvard University and was the International Monetary Fund’s chief [...]

The weather this summer has just been plain bizarre. We have one gorgeous day which is quickly replaced by a week of rain, and evenings glow with non-stop sizzling cloud to ground lightning. At least my veggie garden is benefiting from all this rain. I now have a pumpkin patch-on-steroids invading my backyard and acorn [...]

A new frugality could remake the U.S. economy—and American life. While some Americans have spent themselves straight into poverty, others industriously aspire to conserve and save. But is frugality a doctrine that can actually serve as a death warrant in a credit based society? The End of Credit Card Consumerism U.S. News and World Report [...]

The first steps to wealth accumulation blossomed when I was five years old. “Daddy?” I inquired as my tiny fist wrapped around the sleek shiny morsels placed in my palm. “What would happen if I save all these and never ever EVER spent a penny of it?” My father’s eyes crinkled in amusement as his mouth [...]

There’s been some juicy stuff going on around here. To celebrate the start of another school year, the College Money Network has decided to throw a giveaway with over $200 worth of prizes up for grabs. Here’s your chance to win a 4GB iPod Nano, cash and more. So let’s get to the good stuff [...]

When my gym membership came up for renewal this summer, I realized I was missing out on a lot of opportunities to exercise simply because it was difficult to squish a good hour-long session into my hectic schedule early enough before the gym closed. I love the atmosphere at the gym; all the various cardio [...]