July 2011

Do you know who your Joneses are? I’m sure you do. They’re the couple with the top of the line everything! For all of you ladies, you notice the expensive jewelry, the clothes, the handbags, and of course, those gorgeous shoes that you wish were on your feet.  And, for you men, you see your […]

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I had a business trip to Cleveland this past week.  It’s a city I’ve visited many times during my career.  My favorite place there is the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.  It’s a must see for music fans.  There’s a special exhibit through February titled Women who Rock. Even Lady Gaga’s meat dress is […]

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Bucksome Boomer is turning two years old on Monday.  I’ve learned so much from you about money, blogging and life. I’ve come a long way from this very first post.  In appreciation of your support, readers are getting the presents! Sponsors Thanks to generous sponsors, we have 12 prizes with a total value of $350.  […]

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What would I do with a million dollar windfall?  That’s the question posed by Sandy from Yes I Am Cheap for a personal finance meme this week.  For the purposes of this exercise, I’m going to assume it’s after taxes. Sometimes when I see people winning large amounts from the lottery, I wistfully think about […]

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The Pareto Principle (80% of the results come from 20% of the efforts) has been applied to many different areas including personal finance.  Whether the actual percentages apply in a particular case or not is open to question.  What is implied though is that significant progress toward a goal can be achieved with relatively little […]

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