Month: January 2008

The Documents You Need: Insurance Policies

If you followed my advice from a couple months ago, then you already have your life insurance, auto insurance, health insurance, and homeowner’s or renter’s insurance policies in place. If you don’t, get them now. Use a company like Netquote to arrange your policies. Once they’re in place, you need to keep them somewhere they can be easily accessed during an emergency. Auto Insurance …

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The Difference Between Frugal and Cheap

My post comparing being frugal with being environmentally friendly sparked some discussion about the difference between being frugal and being cheap. I recently read two books on just this topic: The Complete Tightwad Gazette and America’s Cheapest Family. In comparing the two books and the two concepts, I’m going to look at two areas I mentioned yesterday, that also consume …

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That Makes Me Stabby: More AIG Bonuses for Poor Performance

Once again it’s been a month since my last stabby post, but I’ve found something that REALLY gets my goat. Get ready for it: more AIG bonuses. As you’ve probably heard, AIG is asking for permission to award yet more bonuses to the division that is at the center of the global financial collapse. I’m beginning to wonder how …

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