Monthly Archives: May 2006

Final Day For $10 Membership

First of all, thank you to everyone who has joined the Friends of so far. If you’ve been putting off your membership, don’t delay any further. Today is the final day for joining for $10 a year. Going forward, … Continue reading

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The Alphabetical Blogs List

There have been some comments requesting the return of the alphabetical list of personal finance blogs on It’s here! If you notice, the sidebar above the standard blogs list now reads “Some active weblogs (all).” If you click on … Continue reading

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One Step Forward, One Step Back

Here is some good news. We are being assisted by a gracious friend who is allowing use of one of his servers. This is currently just a testing arrangement, but it is allowing us to fetch all feeds every … Continue reading

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One Week Left for $10/year Memberships

Update: Click here to become a Friend of On June 1, will be switching to a new membership scheme for those who wish to be Friends of and receive all the benefits that entails (and there are … Continue reading

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The benefit of using full feeds is this: All of the text in your post becomes searchable. People search for topics bloggers cover in their writing. Web surfers also search for content on sites that carry the aggregate … Continue reading

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This Week and This Week Only, Free Gold Stars!

From Monday, May 22 through Sunday, May 28, any blog with the Blogroll, whether it is added now or was added previously, will receive two months as a “Friend of” If you’re already a Friend, the two months … Continue reading

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Feed Fetching

In order to lighten the load on the hardware, there are now two separate fetching cycles. One runs every half hour. In this 30-minute update, only blogs whose authors have previously posted in the last 48 hours will be … Continue reading

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Changes Since Yesterday

I mentioned yesterday that the “undocumented” popular filter (which can be combined with the personal finance filter, the real estate filter, or the investing filter) now only displays items from the past twenty-four hours. There is a new method of … Continue reading

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Changes Afoot on

Chances are that if you’re reading this, you’ve noticed that there is a new look to the aggregator pages at Blog entries written by those who are Friends of are now highlighted in red in order to help … Continue reading

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What Are Those Ratings on

We’ve received a number of questions through email and through comments regarding the new ratings associated with each blog on The biggest question is regarding the method that determines the numbers. As of right now, it’s a very simple … Continue reading

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