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“Putpockets” give a little extra cash

“Putpockets” give a little extra cash

Posted on 23. Aug, 2009 by .

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When traveling abroad, one thing you always need to look out for are the pick-pockets. Well, in London a new phenomenon has emerged called “Put-pockets”.  Rather than stealing your wallet, these former pick-pockets are sneaking small amounts of cash into the pockets/bags of unsuspecting folks.  It’s organized and the cops are aware of the plan. […]

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Check your Charity

Check your Charity

Posted on 19. Aug, 2009 by .

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Giving to charity is certainly noble, but is it always the best thing? Well it might not be if your selected charity doesn’t get much of your dollar to the mission you think you’re supporting. But how do you know how well a charity does in this regard? Try Give Well. They rate charities on […]

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How to Waste Your Money

Posted on 26. Jul, 2009 by .

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Kiplinger’s Personal Finance has a nice article called 20 Ways to Waste Your Money.  It’s an article that shows some ways to spend your money a little more wisely.  Some of the ideas have been discussed on this blog, but I found some other excellent points as well.  One point that was new to me […]

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A Feel Good Book for a Financial Crisis

Posted on 23. Jun, 2009 by .

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A lot of businesses have been getting bailout money.  One organization that won’t need any would be the Ayn Rand Institute.  Apparently the financial crisis has led to a spike in the sales of Ayn Rand’s tome Atlas Shrugged.  Be sure to pick up your copy today.

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Bailout Videos

Posted on 03. Jun, 2009 by .

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Right.org has a slew of videos about the recent bailouts.  The site is of course opposed to the bailouts.  They are accepting submissions of anti-bailout videos for a $27,599 prize.  You can also calculate your share of the government bailout.

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