Yearly Archives: 2009


Best of My Journey to Millions for 2009

Thank You! Thank you to everyone that reads this blog and comments on it! I love interacting with people and encourage people to email me to talk about anything.  This year I wrote 168 posts and just wanted to highlight a couple of my favorites from each month: Favorite Posts from My Journey to Millions January 2009 from My Journey to Millions Accountability Leads to Success Sometimes you have to Ignore the Right Thing Forgot your RMD? There may be Hope A Gambling Lesson which may Have Screwed my Family February from My Journey to Millions Top 10 Reasons you Need a [...]

By |2013-09-26T15:01:47-04:00December 30th, 2009|Random|2 Comments

Four Words in Personal Finance that Piss me Off…and The Wife Says them All the Time

I can't explain it, but for some reason whenever The Wife says the words, "We Can't Afford It" my blood boils. I mean makes me argue something fierce. Hell, even writing about it makes me use weird terms like "something fierce."  The anger can actually compound if those words are, Said to someone else; and/or When the item/thing/vacation in question is relatively inexpensive. A perfect example, that actually inspired this post happened this past weekend. The Wife and I were at her parents and they had a bunch of their friends over. I was involved in a completely different conversation about scotch, [...]

By |2013-09-26T15:01:47-04:00December 30th, 2009|Personal Situation|34 Comments

What to do with Unwanted or Semi Used Gift Cards

Every year I receive gift cards, and in the past I wouldn't always use the entire balance, or I just wouldn't the card at all (*gasp*).  So I had to come up with a couple of ways to combat wasting the gift card. Before you judge me about wasting gift cards, according to the New York Times, the statistics concerning gift card waste are horrible and stores even bank on it, This year, nearly $5 billion of the money that well-meaning givers have put onto gift cards will go unspent, according to TowerGroup, a financial services consulting firm. The money then reverts back [...]

By |2013-09-26T15:01:47-04:00December 28th, 2009|Personal Finance|2 Comments

What Did African Americans Think Obama was Going to do?

Want to know me brought me sheer joy? A couple of articles highlighting that some African Americans just learned that the President of the United States is the President of the entire United States not just of one minority group (The Politico Piece, POTUS's Outlook on Black America is the one that got me started on my search for the actual quotes). Warning Warning Warning Short Political Rant (with a lot of bolding and Caps) I am not a fan of Obama, and it only has to do with his Politics.  As I have stated many times, I am a moderate libertarian, [...]

By |2013-09-26T15:01:47-04:00December 23rd, 2009|Politics|13 Comments

A Review of My Actual Prosper Account

I have mentioned in the past that I really like P2P Lending, or Person to Person Lending.  I had previously talked about Prosper, when they brought back lending to New York, and most recently as an alternative source for liquid cash, but I have never given details about my account. Until Today. I always thought I would provide this information, but there were so many good Prosper and LendingClub reviews out there from much better bloggers than I, so I felt it was an oversaturation to give yet another review.  But then the Samurai, himself, from Financial Samurai called me out, Ya gotta [...]

By |2016-02-11T11:00:17-04:00December 18th, 2009|Investments|1 Comment