The Suns Financial Diary posted this question for his readers and I thought that I would ask the same question to my readers. For those of you with discount brokerage accounts, which one is your favorite? Or, if you only have one, who do you hold your account with and why? I personally have multiple…

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If you've ever given money as a gift, how much did you give?  This is a tricky question and probably something that not a lot of people talk about.  How much money is appropriate as a gift for various occasions?  For weddings, we typically give enough to cover the cost of our meal in addition…

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Throughout my life, my parents always talked about money.  How much this cost, why that was so expensive, how to save money here and there.  So I guess I've grown accustomed to hearing money in conversations.  Now that I'm all grown up and living away from my family, I'm finding that I can't have the…

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Here's an interesting topic that seems to be making it's way through the personal finance blog world,  Tipping!  It appears that everyone has their own tipping rules for restaurant servers, delivery drivers, cabbies, fast food cashiers and the guy playing guitar on the corner of the street.  Here are my tipping policies and my rationale:…

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This is an interesting question that applies to just about everyone.  What do you do when a friend or family member asks to borrow some money from you?  What is your rule?  Or do you have one? Personally, I try to avoid lending money to friends and especially relatives.  However, I give the exception to…

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A couple of weeks ago I wrote an article questioning the effectiveness of multiple streams of income. Here is a snippet from the article: … rentals, businesses, investments, stock trading and my regular 9-5 job as sources. My question is, should I be focused on smaller multiple streams of income? Or focus on larger, single…

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Canabiz had a great idea for a topic, for you frugal people out there which aspects of your life do you refuse to be frugal with?   As you all know, I'm a fairly frugal person, but there are definitely aspects of my life that I refuse to skimp on.  I think really it comes back…

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