Monthly Archives: May 2011

How To Choose A Credit Card For Newbies

Choosing a credit card for the first time can be a confusing and bewildering process. What should you look for? How do you make the best credit card choice for you? There are so many credit cards – Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover – and the wrong choice can cost you a lot of money. Don't panic! The first time you choose a credit card doesn't have to be a stressful experience. Just keep a few things in mind, and credit cards can be much easier to deal with than you think. Here are a few helpful tips to get you started. [...]

By | 2015-02-12T21:22:29+00:00 May 31st, 2011|credit cards|2 Comments

Are You the Kind of Person that Bets to Win? Place? or Show? Personal Finance Meets Horse Racing

This Memorial Day our neighbors asked The Wife and I would like to join them at Belmont State Park for a couple horse races and since we had been at the beach the previous two days it was a nice change of pace. While there are a ton of different ways to bet on “the ponies” there are three traditional bets that are easy to understand and give an insight into the type of person you are!  When it comes to life are you the kind of person who bets to Win? Place? or Show? Are there certain areas in your life [...]

By | 2013-09-26T14:59:30+00:00 May 31st, 2011|Personal Finance|3 Comments

Happy Memorial Day 2011

Thank you to all those who have served our Country to promote our freedom.  According to the VA, Memorial Day, which is observed on the last Monday of May, commemorates the men and women who died while in the military service.  In observance of the holiday, many people visit cemeteries and memorials, and volunteers often place American flags on each grave site at national cemeteries.  A national moment of remembrance takes place at 3:00 p.m. local time. Some Carnivals/Links Some of my posts were either linked to or featured in carnivals My post about the Misunderstanding that a lot of Investors make [...]

By | 2014-02-09T12:23:51+00:00 May 30th, 2011|Blogging|0 Comments

Musings of a Work at Home Mom

This is a Guest Post Written By The Wife.  The Wife also writes at After The Alter I have always loved working from home. Although sometimes challenging, working from home has allowed me many luxuries that people who work outside of the home don’t have. Don’t get me wrong, I do sometimes miss the camaraderie of an office, but how many people can say that they can work sometimes in their pajamas? I’d say not many! Some people have asked me if I have ever considered renting office space.  The honest answer is no! With how is it is to communicate in [...]

By | 2014-07-27T21:31:22+00:00 May 26th, 2011|The Wife|32 Comments

What is the S&P 500? Who are the Members Today? Who Were the Original Members of the S&P?

Growing up my parents almost exclusively listened to boring A.M. news stations in the car and I can distinctly remember hearing every 11 minutes (1010-wins for anyone from NY?) that the S&P was up or down a certain percentage.  While I almost can’t help but run into this number daily I don’t think there are many people who actually know what the S&P 500 is nevertheless what companies are constitutes of the index. What is the S&P 500? The S&P 500 is a basket or index of approximately 500 stocks that is monitored and updated every 15 seconds by Standard&Poor’s, the company [...]

By | 2013-09-26T14:59:35+00:00 May 25th, 2011|Investments|5 Comments