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The Scariest Thing I Could Think Of…

So I had to dress up for Halloween, and I’m supremely lazy about that sort of thing. Here’s the solution. It’s the scariest thing I could think of. Advertisements

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Blast From The Past: Investment Advice From The Early 1900’s

Do you ever wonder about what people thought about financial planning before the industry of financial planning was created?  Well, I have a treat for you.  Here are two blasts from the past, courtesy of Project Gutenberg.* First we have … Continue reading

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Watch Donald Duck File His 1941 and 1943 Tax Returns

With the help of an anthropomorphic fountain pen, ink well, and (I kid you not) blotter, you can watch Donald Duck file his 1941 income tax, and more interestingly, find out why he is paying his income taxes.  Spoiler alert: … Continue reading

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‘Boots’ Theory of Socioeconomic Unfairness

“The reason that the rich were so rich, Vimes reasoned, was because they managed to spend less money. Take boots, for example. He earned thirty-eight dollars a month plus allowances. A really good pair of leather boots cost fifty dollars. … Continue reading

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“Way to Wealth” by Benjamin Franklin

Courteous Reader, I have heard that nothing gives an author so great pleasure, as to find his works respectfully quoted by other learned authors. This pleasure I have seldom enjoyed; for tho’ I have been, if I may say it … Continue reading

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Intermission: Guru Ratings

I’m working on the final push on tax season, so here’s a little something that will keep you occupied for a while.  It’s John T. Reed’s Guru Rating Page.*  Do you remember the post I made about quality sources of … Continue reading

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Intermission: Tulip Edition

Tulips?  No, it’s not an April Fool’s joke, nor is it an homage to springtime.* In the history of manias, the Tulip Mania of the Dutch Golden Age is perhaps the most famous.  The perennial reference for the story is … Continue reading

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Intermission: “Advice to a Young Tradesman, Written by an Old One”

The tax return log jam is breaking up a little bit, but it’s still tearing me away from the blog.  So, here’s a little essay from Benjamin Franklin to keep you occupied.  This is both worthwhile and has stood the … Continue reading

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Intermission: Tax Season Edition

Since I’m awash in tax returns, we’re going to take an intermission to take a look at a blog I enjoy called Freakonomics.  It has a weird, economic take on every-day phenomena.

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Intermission: Bigtime

Alright, we’re making the last big push into tax season and I’m going to be very busy with returns for the immediate future.  What that means is that updates will be short and scarce on the blog for a few weeks.  But, … Continue reading

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Intermission

Continuing our series on stuff-I-can-scrounge-up-quickly-when-I-have-a-large-amount-of-non-blog-related-work-to-do, here is another interesting personal finance blog for your viewing pleasure: Thomas J. Stanley’s blog.  Most famous for his series on the Millionaire Next Door (the millionaires that don’t look rich), Dr. Stanley has made … Continue reading

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Intermission

Today, we will take a break from our regularly scheduled edutainment, and take a look at some of the other Personal Finance blogs out there.  One of the most popular PF blogs on the internet is The Consumerist.  Billing itself … Continue reading

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