Monthly Archives: August 2011

Saving on Cable with Cable Deals

It wasn’t that long ago that an average cable television subscriber could access approximately fifty channels for around $10 or $15 a month. Then, in the last several years, the number of available channels skyrocketed and so did the bill. Add to this the additional costs of high speed internet access and phone charges, it’sContinue Reading

How Have I Increased My Net Worth 50% This Year

Someone commented on my most recent Net Worth that really got me thinking about how I have continued to increase my net worth this year.  First a disclaimers: I am no where near a high net worth individual.  Despite being the same percentage (50%) it should be pretty obvious that getting from $1,000 to $1,500Continue Reading

What To Do if Your Flight is Cancelled

If you follow me on twitter, @MJTM, you would have noticed that I was away last week, and due to mechanical issues I was reminded of my ritual when a flight is canceled including the use of “Rule 240.” I traveled to the mid-west and on the way back I had a connecting flight throughContinue Reading

Stock Investing Will Have its Up and Downs

I started writing a post about dividend investing research and then realized that how could I with good conscious write about anything other than my feelings about the market.  While I love preforming my own analysis I don’t pretend to be an “investment guy” and  that is probably the reason that despite my obsession with myContinue Reading

What is the difference between a subsidized and unsubsidized loan?

Whether you are looking to enroll in college or purchase a home, it is important to know the difference between a subsidized or unsubsidized loan. In both student loans and homeowner loans, there are two options. Both have qualifications that need to be met in order to participate. A person must be able to showContinue Reading

Festival of Frugality 291th Edition

I am happy to be hosting this week’s Festival of Frugality, a Blog Carnival.  A blog carnival is a round up of blog posts across the many different sites with a common theme.  The Festival of Frugality tries, to spotlight the excellent ideas that are floating around out there to help squeeze a few extraContinue Reading