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Do You Have A Hot Job?

Beside being a blogger (if that’s what you do to make a living), do you have a hot job? Kiplinger’s Personal Finance today runs a list of hot jobs and the defination of “hot” is the job’s expected growth rate for a ten year period from 2004 to 2014. 1. Network systems and data communications […]

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If Everybody Uses Firefox

and installs the Adblock extension, will Google AdSense make no sense? When Adblock is disabled. When Adblock is enabled. How neat is that!  

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Aetna Dropped Our Hospital

My wife is three-month pregnant and we went to our hospital this afternoon for a scheduled ultrasound screening. We were excited to have a chance to see the baby again, however, the news we got before the procedure almost took the anticipation away: Starting from Sept. 19th, our hospital will no longer be in Aetna’s […]

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Monthly Saving and Investing Schedule

Every month, I put some money in our savings and investment accounts and I do it on fixed dates. Yes, I am not trying to time the market, but rather making sure that saving/investing comes first. Both my wife and I get our paychecks every two weeks, and most of bills (mortgage, credit cards, phones, […]

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New Promotion From Discover Card

Time to put your Discover card in use! Discover card has a new promotion from October to December for 5% cashback on restaurants and movies (good for both tickets and rentals). Making the deal more attractive, you can also earn 5% cashback from the following retailers: (both online and in-store): Amazon.com Barnes & Noble Borders […]

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Chase 0% APR Balance Transfer Charges Follow Up

So I called Chase this morning before I came to work about the finance charges associated with the 0% balance transfer I made back in July. The $40.49 charge was under the ‚ÄúPeriodic Rate? category and my main questions to the CSR were what is periodic rate and why was I charged for 0% balance […]

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It’s Holiday Weekend But We Got Nowhere To Go

Though Tropical Rainstorm Ernesto is probably still located some where in Maryland, we already know what it could bring to us in the next 24 hours. According to the forecast, Ernesto is marching north at 10 mph, and we could receive more than 2 inches of rain by this afternoon. Outside the window now, wind […]

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Chase Charged Me Additional $40.49 For 0% Balance Transfer

And no, this is not the balance transfer fees, which is another $75. The current balance transfer was made in June and will expire in December. Since I only have the balance transfer in my account, I usually don’t check the statement, assuming that as long as I pay the minimum, everything should be fine. […]

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