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Saturday, November 18, 2020
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November 18, 2020 at 11:10 am ET
A lot of good things have been said about David Bach, author of The Automatic Millionaire. I do think that his work is largely good, and a lot of good things have been said about ... (more)

Tuesday, November 14, 2020
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November 14, 2020 at 6:38 pm ET
Ameritrade has a cash sweep option called the Total Asset Plan (TAP) which offers a significantly higher interest rate on cash than the default Ameritrade cash sweep option. When you first setup an Ameritrade account, ... (more)

Friday, November 10, 2020
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November 10, 2020 at 10:15 am ET
I had previously mentioned the Bare Escentuals IPO (Nasdaq: BARE) that I received from my stock broker, Waterhouse. Since most people are probably not familiar with the process of getting Initial Public Offering (IPO) shares, ... (more)

Thursday, November 9, 2020
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November 9, 2020 at 9:30 am ET
After nearly a year, NetBank (Nasdaq: NTBK) has finally raised its interest rates on money market accounts for existing customers from 2.90% to 2.99% APY. Although this rate is much below what its competitors are ... (more)

Tuesday, November 7, 2020
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November 7, 2020 at 9:50 am ET
This past weekend I upgraded my browser to Internet Explorer 7 (IE7) by Microsoft. This upgrade is only available for legitimate owners of Microsoft Windows XP and Windows Server 2003. Some of the new features ... (more)

Saturday, November 4, 2020
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November 4, 2020 at 4:30 pm ET
I wanted to take the opportunity to mention the Nasdaq-100 and Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs). ETFs are like Index Mutual Funds; however, they are traded like stocks. Until this past week, I had been holding ... (more)

Thursday, November 2, 2020
Annoyed (4 clicks)
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November 2, 2020 at 1:30 pm ET
I had written before that I found a web site that used snippets of text that were literally stolen from this blog for what is called a "Made for Adsense" advertising site. I've now identified ... (more)

Saturday, October 28, 2020
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October 28, 2020 at 8:20 pm ET
Akaisha and Billy Kaderli are the couple that I mentioned in my previous post about early retirement. Akaisha has asked me to post a link to their favorite websites. Among the links that they have ... (more)

Tuesday, October 24, 2020
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October 24, 2020 at 2:42 pm ET
The main online brokerages that I use are TD Ameritrade and E*TRADE. I actually had both an original Waterhouse account and an original Ameritrade account before their merger. For all intents and purposes, however, TD ... (more)

Wednesday, October 18, 2020
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October 18, 2020 at 9:56 am ET
I think that many people can admit to fantasies of an early retirement. I know that I have had more than a few daydreams about the subject.Over the years I have found a few really ... (more)

Saturday, October 14, 2020
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October 14, 2020 at 10:55 am ET
I was recently searching for this blog through the usual search engines when I came upon this site and others like it. It appears to contain random snipets of text that I wrote for this ... (more)

Wednesday, October 11, 2020
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October 11, 2020 at 9:55 am ET
Each fall, The Money Show is held at the San Francisco Marriott Hotel in the city's downtown. This a literal carnival of investing. Every year The Money Show brings in a large collection of speakers, ... (more)

Friday, October 6, 2020
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October 6, 2020 at 10:15 am ET
In an earlier post, I cautioned against putting too much weight into the usefulness of a rule of thumb. (See Wealth According to The Millionaire Next Door.) Let's build on my example, and take a ... (more)

Tuesday, October 3, 2020
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October 3, 2020 at 3:45 pm ET
Only one day after I posted my findings about NetBank's financial condition, NetBank (Nasdaq: NTBK) has announced that it will be replacing its CEO. So long. Hasta la vista, baby! This post was a follow ... (more)

Monday, October 2, 2020
More on NetBank (1 click)
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October 2, 2020 at 9:40 am ET
A previous post about my reasons for withdrawing my money from NetBank created a bit of a buzz among personal finance bloggers. Mostly, people wanted to know where I get my information about NetBank's financial ... (more)

Friday, September 29, 2020
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September 29, 2020 at 3:30 am ET
Great news! I was allocated shares of the Bare Escentuals IPO. Bare Escentuals (Nasdaq: BARE) priced on Thursday afternoon at $22 per share. Bare Escentuals, which is based in San Francisco, develops and markets mineral-based ... (more)

Wednesday, September 27, 2020
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September 27, 2020 at 8:35 pm ET
One of my investment strategies is to buy dividend-paying stocks. When making investment decisions on dividend-paying stocks, it is important to know what the dividend yield of the stock is. Basically, a dividend yield is ... (more)

Saturday, September 23, 2020
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September 23, 2020 at 9:34 am ET
Would you rather make 21% in a year on your investment or lose 18% in a year on your investments? Believe it or not there is a subset of investors who would rather lose 18% ... (more)

Wednesday, September 20, 2020
Sayonara NetBank (13 clicks)
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September 20, 2020 at 10:42 am ET
I have started the process of evacuating my money from NetBank. To make a long story short, I haven't paid a lot of attention to NetBank for a couple of years. I recently started to ... (more)

Monday, September 18, 2020
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September 18, 2020 at 9:25 am ET
Have you ever wondered how banks calculate the annual percentage yield (APY) of a bank account? Suppose that an account pays 5.84% (nominal rate) compounded daily and yields 6.01% APY. The APY is the annual ... (more)

Saturday, September 16, 2020
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September 16, 2020 at 4:31 pm ET
I remember opening my first bank account when I was about 7 years old. It was at a bank called Glendale Federal Savings, at the corner of 25th Avenue and Geary Boulevard in San Francisco. ... (more)

Wednesday, September 13, 2020
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September 13, 2020 at 11:55 pm ET
Carnival Corporation stock (NYSE: CCL) is the largest cruise line operator in the world. In the United States, it operates several different cruise lines including Carnival, Princess, and Holland America. A few years ago, Carnival ... (more)

Tuesday, September 12, 2020
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September 12, 2020 at 9:25 am ET
I thought that calculating one's net worth would be pretty simple. Add up the value of your assets and subtract your liabilities (debts) to arrive at your net worth. Having looked through a few blogs, ... (more)

Friday, September 8, 2020
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September 8, 2020 at 11:10 pm ET
To answer the question of whether one is wealthy, I will take a quote from The Millionaire Next Door, by Thomas Stanley & William Danko, which I read a few years ago. I consider this ... (more)

Monday, September 4, 2020
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September 4, 2020 at 4:54 pm ET
I'm ready to make the first stock pick on my blog. I am now recommending Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) for purchase. This pharmaceutical giant is a member of both the Standard and Poors 500 index, ... (more)

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