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Acquiring Wealth I dug up a wonderfully informative but compact two-page article about beginner wealth from young Joshua Kennon over at About.com. I regularly devour anything on financing I can get my little paws on, and this was a delectable read. To learn how to accumulate wealth by shifting mentality and through careful strategic maneuvers, [...]

Small progressions yield hefty results A new year descends upon us with a fresh and invigorating beginning, and we all know we keep meaning to do better with our finances. It’s one of those things which constantly seem to be placed on the backburner as life continually whisks us from one unforeseen circumstance to another. [...]

Here are current rates of some online savings accounts, as of December 29, 2006. iGObanking    5.30% APY ($1 to open, no minimum, no fees, FDIC insured) E*Trade    5.05% APY ($1 to open, no minimum, no fees, FDIC insured, compounded daily) EmigrantDirect    5.05% APY ($1 to open, no minimum, no fees, FDIC insured, [...]

Learn the Advantages and Disadvantages of Online Bank Savings Accounts Here’s a look at some nifty Online Savings Accounts and their Current Rates as of December 10, 2006 iGObanking    5.30% APY ($1 to open, no minimum, no fees, FDIC insured, compounded daily) E*Trade    5.05% APY ($1 to open, no minimum, no fees, FDIC [...]

I just read an article over at Violent Acres that resonated strongly with me. It’s an excellent read that illustrates the madness of what debt can do, and the sobering reality of how it affects everyone regardless of stature. It’s a two-part provocative story and definitely worth heading over for a look. Go take a [...]

Accepting debt and learning how to conquer it One day it dawned on me that I was in some pretty nasty debt due to a car and student loan- to the tune of over $15,000. I also began to realize that I wouldn’t achieve true financial stability or spiritual peace of mind until I was [...]

How simple and compounding interest impacts your wealth

Do you remember tuning out in business class when your teacher was giving you the basic information on how interest rates affect our loans and investments? Now it’s time to re-evaluate what we’ve all ready learned but failed to truly appreciate because we were pre-occupied with calculating our Friday night soiree instead of our math equations. Let’s revisit some basics to learn small ways on how to let our money work for us, starting with a look at simple interest.

I’m about to head out and help my family with their dinner preparations, but I thought I would leave this pondering thought with you all. Baby Step #3 – Receiving grants are a great way to start the holiday! My university grants for this semester have finally arrived in the mail. There is nothing quite [...]

Financing and philosophical inquiry, complementary forces? Baby Step #2 – “A penny saved is a penny earned” It occurred to me today how callously my former self would toss a penny on the ground without giving it another thought. Currently I’m in a mass-cleaning mission to clear away unwanted clutter, and I’ve been truly amazed [...]

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