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July 2008 Net Worth Update (+0.54%)

Welcome to the traditional monthly net worth update – The July 2008 edition. In terms of expenses, this month was a little higher than expected. We typically funnel all of our spending through our credit card (for the rewards points) and we ended up with a $2,500 bill for the month (paid in full of…

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How Stock Margin Works – The Basics

To continue on with my buying and selling stocks for beginners series, lets get into the basics of how stock margin and margin accounts work. When the application to open a discount brokerage account is initiated, there is a choice of whether to open a margin or cash account.  I typically open a margin account…

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Mid Year Investment Portfolio Checkup 2008

I’m a little past due but it’s time to do a mid year portfolio check up. TheMoneyWriters came up with the idea of doing a portfolio update to see how we are all doing thus far. Honestly, I would be surprised to see anyone with any significant portfolio growth at this point in 2008 Non-Reg…

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Weekend Reading – July 25, 2008

A quick reminder that today @ 5pm EST is the deadline to enter in The Answer – book giveaway. The Restaurant Blogger writes about some memorable customers, good and bad! Generation X Finance writes about Top 12 Money Mistakes Most People Make. Canadian Dream explains why government bailouts don’t work. Lazy Man and Money has…

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Book Review and Giveaway: The Answer

It seems that after watching “The Secret“, I have been attracting attention from the main characters in the movie. First it was Joe Vitale with the book “The Key“, now John Assaraf with his newest piece, The Answer: Grow Any Business, Achieve Financial Freedom, and Live an Extraordinary Life. Wait, before you discard this review…

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