Upromise-Bonus College Savings Throughout the Month of March

March 7, 2008

If you’re new to “Think Your Way To Wealth”, get free updates on debt reduction, saving money, and building wealth by subscribing to the RSS feed or via Email . Thanks for visiting!   Upromise, the consumer rewards program where you can earn money for college expenses (they recently added a feature to allow you to [...]

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A Simple Lesson in Wealth Building From the Forbes Billionaire List

March 6, 2008

Although this is the first time in 13 years that Bill Gates in not No. 1, no, I don’t have any real secrets on how to become the next Warren Buffet (No. 1-$62 Billion), Carlos Slim Helu (No. 2 -$60 Billion), or Bill Gates (No. 3 -$58 Billion).  But the numbers themselves and the fact [...]

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Vending Machine Economics: The Convenience Factor

March 4, 2008

Would you pay $15 for a movie ticket? How about $45,000 for a Honda Accord? No? Why not? Well, the main reason is because the going rate of these two items are about 1/2 of the above mentioned prices. Well, if you buy soft drinks or snacks from a vending machine every day, you are [...]

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What’s The Real Value of a Dollar? It Depends on Whether You’re Paying Debt or Building Wealth

March 3, 2008

What’s the value of a dollar these days? Less than it was a couple of years ago, I imagine.  But what I am talking about here is the value of a dollar not due to inflationary effects, but rather on where that dollar is being utilized– and how much it really costs you.  Let’s first look [...]

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Link Round Up -Carnival & Festival Edition

March 1, 2008

Thanks to NCN at No Credit Needed for hosting the Festival of Frugality #114 and including my post  Use Extreme Measures to Eliminate Debt or Increase Savings. Very well put together. Also thanks to Broke Grad Student for hosting the the Carnival of Personal Finance #141-The College Years Edition, and including my post Investment Advice from Warren Buffet’s [...]

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Saving Money With Your Car-Be Prepared While Driving

February 29, 2008

One of the ways to save money with your auto expenses is to be prepared for the mishaps  or breakdowns that often happen while driving. By being prepared, you can often take care of minor problems yourself, or at least be able to limp home or to your mechanic’s shop without an expensive towing bill. [...]

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Are I Bonds A Good Investment Option Now?

February 26, 2008

Is now a good time to invest in I Bonds?  With the recent cut in interest rates by the Federal Reserve bank in the last month or so, many online banks, such as ING Direct , have lowered their interest rates, most under 3.5%.  While this is better than 0.2% in a regular local bank savings account, people [...]

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