Month: October 2012

The Military Guards the Riches of National Dog Week – at the Carnivals

It’s blog carnival time again. This week, we have three more carnivals to share. First, the Carnival of Personal Finance #224 hosted by My Life ROI. In addition to my post about flood insurance, I also recommend Pragmatic Environmentalism’s lesson on caulking to save energy. It won’t keep out flood waters, but it will keep you warm. Next, the Festival of …

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How Buying a House on the Wrong Side of the Street Cost Me $5500

Already I have an update on our adventure in homeownership, and it’s only getting worse. The problem: the City of Los Angeles is broke and always has been. They can’t afford to maintain the things they’re responsible for, and now it’s costing me $5500. Sadly, if I’d bought a house across the street, I wouldn’t have …

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GI Joe Plays College Football – At the Carnivals

This week I have just two carnivals to share. First, the Carnival of Personal Finance hosted by Stretchy Dollar.  In addition to my post about cheap foreign currency, I also recommend My Dollar Plan’s budget travel tips. Second, the Festival of Frugality #193 hosted by the Canadia Finance Blog. In addition to my post about new homeowner tools, I also recommend Kitchen …

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5 Safe Places to Park Your Money During a Downturn

With the constant fluctuation of economic indicators, often conflicting advice of leading investment gurus, and the legal battles of Wall Street, even the savviest investors are looking hard at their portfolios and re-assessing risk. Consumer indicators are shaky, unemployment (though stabilizing) is at historic highs. But smart investors still have options, and it usually makes …

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