March 9, 2013

Earn gift certificates with Swagbucks and get cheap education

I’ve been a member of Swagbucks for a bit, and I’ve earned over $300 in Amazon.com gift cards since then.  Amazon.com gift cards are one of the best deals that Swagbucks has going on, and they’re almost as good as cash, since you can get just about anything on Amazon. I recently signed up to tutor someone in business math.  The mechanics of getting to the correct answers is well within reach for m […]

Why I Never Use Stock Market Predictions to Invest My Money

Let’s say, hypothetically, that I figured out some ingenious way to predict the stock market so well that I would always significantly beat the annual returns of the S&P 500. […]

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #116

Each week, I highlight ten things each week that inspired me to greater financial, personal, and professional success. Hopefully, they will inspire you as well. 1. […]

Can You Save Money with a Pellet Stove?

As you might imagine, it's cold a lot here in Michigan. And people look at all sorts of ways to keep warm and heat their homes: oil, electricity, natural gas, wood, and on and on. […]

Bank Failure Rates

It’s been awhile since I’ve talked about failed banks. Back in the height of the financial crisis, bank failures were all the rage and the media couldn’t stop talking about it. But we don’t hear about it nearly as much anymore. Is that because bank failures have slowed down? Or because we’ve become immune to the news? […]