Tag Archives: Investing

Buy More Stock

Posted on 08. Dec, 2008 by .


Tim Harford, the Undercover Economist, is putting his two cents in for us young folks to not only buy some stock, but even go into debt for it.  I’m not sure I’d got the debt route (maybe it’s a deep psychological issue from my childhood), but buying stock would be at the top of my list of […]

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Is a Countrywide Bankruptcy Imminent? Investors Think So!

Posted on 08. Jan, 2008 by .


Countrywide Financial (CFC), one of America’s largest home-loan lenders, tried as hard as they could today to deny the rumor that the company is filing for bankruptcy. However, as today’s stock performance shows… nobody seemed to be listening. But today’s press announcements and market reactions brings up a few interesting observations about investing: 1. Sometimes […]

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How a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) Will Save You Money

Posted on 05. Dec, 2007 by .


After a year at my new job the benefit enrollment season just opened again, and I made one change to by benefits that I hadn’t ever done before – I signed up for a Flexible Spending Account (FSA). For those of you that don’t know, a Flexible Spending Account allows an employee to set aside […]

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Is Today the Beginning of the End for Social Security?

Posted on 16. Oct, 2007 by .


Does anyone know who this woman is, or why she is so special? This woman, Kathleen Casey-Kirschling, filed for early retirement Monday, becoming the first baby boomer to start collecting Social Security. Born one second after midnight in January 1946, the retired teacher leads the way for as many as 80 million individuals who will […]

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The BeancounterBlog Wish Fund: Your Ideas

Posted on 09. Oct, 2007 by .


It’s often argued among personal finance bloggers whether or not you should post your net worth on your blog. Some believe it gives you some sort of “street cred” and allows readers to know that you practice what you preach. Others believe that sort of information is a little too sensitive for everyone to see. […]

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