Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Cowboys vs. Panthers Score

A lot of people are looking for the Cowboys vs. Panthers score from the Monday Night Football Game. The Cowboys vs. Panthers score was 21-7, as Dallas had a second half rally to beat the Panthers. Last week, the Cowboys played their first game in their new, incredibly expensive stadium and were beaten at the buzzer by the New York Giants.

The Carolina Panthers were in the lead at halftime, 7-0. Dallas scored a touchdown and then field goals in the third and fourth quarters. In the fourth quarter, Carolina quarterback Jake Delhomme threw an interception, caught by Tashard Choice, who ran it in for a touchdown, which was then converted, giving Dallas an impenetrable lead of 21-7. There you go – no need to use payday loans to get a DVD of the game to figure out the Cowboys vs. Panthers score.

NFL Power Rankings 2009

The 2009 NFL Season is in full swing and since the conclusion of all the Week 3 games, people are wondering about the NFL Power Rankings 2009 week 4. Well, here they are – Eli Manning is having a Giant year so far (hah!) as the New York Giants have been in the top slot for a few weeks running.

The New Orleans Saints climb from 6 to 3, the Baltimore Ravens are in fourth. The Indianapolis Colts are in fifth, the New York Jets are in sixth, and the Minnesota Vikings climb to seventh after the fourth quarter comeback over the 49ers with some of the old Brett Favre magic. His former team, the Green Bay Packers, languish at 15. There you go – no need to get payday loans to figure out the NFL Power Rankings 2009 week 4.

Gore Vidal

Gore Vidal isn’t happy. For those of you who don’t know who he is, Gore Vidal is one of most famous American authors over the past 50 years. He started off working for MGM, co wrote the epic Ben-Hur, and wrote Myra Breckinridge, a groundbreaking novel about a post-op transsexual.

He’s been a fierce critic of a lot of things, but lately in interviews he’s been taking aim at Barack Obama, as he doesn’t think he’s doing anything good, and that we will see a dictatorship arise in the United States. (How it’s going to work is that the Republicans will take over after Barack fails in the next election and things will get out of control – and he isn’t alone in that opinion.)

Maybe Gore Vidal is right – we should get payday loans and head to Canada.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Ed Anzalone

Some cool NFL news for you die hard fans out there – some teams recognize their fans, such as Ed Anzalone of New York City. Ed Anzalone is the full name of the man referred to as Fireman Ed, who is a “superfan” of the New York Jets, as he attends every game that he is able to.

He was honored by the team with a game ball after their victory over the New England Patriots in week 2. He is an actual New York City fireman, and he typically wears a Bruce Harper jersey. He also attends with a custom made fireman’s helmet adorned with NY Jets symbols, and so forth. Every now and again, it appears that someone like Ed Anzalone will get something out of the payday loans that committed fans will lay down for their team.

Patricia De Leon

Who the heck is Patricia De Leon? Well, she’s an actress/model type. She hasn’t really added anything to her acting CV that really stands out- mostly just bit parts in B movies, and TV spots here and there – but nothing really interesting, and she was at one point Miss Panama.

Well, up until now, anyway – she’s going to have a supporting role in an upcoming film called Mr. Sadman, which is about the trials and tribulations of a Saddam Hussein body double. Body doubles have been employed by numerous world leaders, including Winston Churchill. It’s an interesting premise, and certainly darkly humorous. It looks like Patricia De Leon keeps herself somewhat buys, and out of needing payday loans.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Affiliated Computer Services Sells to Xerox Corp.

Xerox makes largest-ever purchase

<div style=”float:right;margin-right:5px;margin-bottom:5px;width: 210px”Xerox products have gotten smaller, but its business is getting bigger. Image from Flikr.

Xerox products have gotten smaller, but its business is getting bigger. Image from Flikr.

Xerox has seen a decline in demand for its services, and now it has decided to buy Affiliated Computer Services Inc. for $.64 billion and shift the focus of its business.

Xerox will pay $18.60 a share in cash and 4.935 Xerox shares for each Affiliated Computer Services share. reports this is about 34 more than the  closing price Sept. 25.

Affiliated Computer Services

Affiliated Computer Services is based in Dallas, Texas. The company provides information technology and business process outsourcing services to businesses, government agencies and non-profit organizations. Right now it operates in more than 100 countries and makes about $6 billion per year.

Its profits haven’t kept Affiliated Computer Services from borrowing money, and Xerox will also now be responsible for Affiliated Computer Services’ debt of about $2 million. One of Affiliated Computer Services’  main clients is Medicaid. … click here to read the rest of the article titled “Affiliated Computer Services Sells to Xerox Corp.

The Color of Money: Overdraft 'Protection' Is Anything But

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Friday, September 25, 2009

No collateral required to get a short term loan

No faxing of identity verification documents with short term loans

With short term lenders you usually don’t have to worry too much about faxing in any documents. When you get a loan in a walk in store they usually require bank statements, proof of current address, two forms of ID and a social security card or birth certificate. It is a giant hassle. Thanks to the free service Personal Money Store offers borrowers, you don’t have to worry about jumping through all those hoops.

Your short term loan can be deposited into your account is about 2 hours

Many short-term lenders require the deposit to your savings or checking account to be the “next business” day. Some lenders deposit the funds right away but the catch is you can’t spend the money for 24-48 hours. No holds or technicalities with our lending system.

Best short term lenders around

We have the best lenders in the industry and one lender can even get you the money in 1 hour but we don’t advertise that because it doesn’t always happen. Depending on your qualifications, the approving lenders policies, and the time of day you apply, you may be getting your short term loan funds before you know it.

Short term loan application is quick and easy!

It takes just under 5 minutes to complete your application and get a final decision. Once you are approved you will be presented with a short term loan offer from an approving lender. You are not obligated to accept the loan at that time but you will be told the interest rates, payment terms, etc. … click here to read the rest of the article titled “No collateral required to get a short term loan

Monday, September 21, 2009

Last week my sister in law had a baby

When she was in the hospital I was waiting in the waiting room with some other people that happened to be there. We were sitting there all night. It was late at night and the jokes just came out. We started joking about the situation. We started making other jokes just to help keep us awake. It was pretty funny.

Unfortunately one of the couples there was extremely offended that we were willing to make jokes while my sister in law was in labor. I feel bad that I offended them but at the same time can't control that they were offended so easily. I guess that all I can do is to try and be more sensitive to the needs of others next time.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Get a Low Rate Personal Loan Fast–All Online

We can find a low rate personal loan for you

Young Man in Blue T-shirtIf you are looking for a low rate personal loan and you need cash fast, you have come to the right place. Let me tell you about the type of low rate personal loans Personal Money Store can offer you. We can connect you with lenders who will give you short-term loans, and you can have your cash in just a couple of hours, if approved.

You can get a short-term loan for up to $1,500 or as little as $100, as long as you qualify and you’re prepared to repay it with your next paycheck. The process is quick and easy, and as long as you pay back your low rate personal loan on time, it can make your life easier and ease your burden when you’re under financial stress.

Personal Money Store speeds up the process

When you fill out an application for a low rate personal loan at Personal Money Store, we contact all of the top lenders in your area and find the best loan for you. You don’t have to pay any money up front, and Personal Money Store will find a lender for you that can get you the most cash the quickest and for the lowest fees.

So instead of shopping around, checking rates with a bunch of different lenders and spending a bunch of time, you can submit your application to Personal Money Store, and we’ll find a lender for you in just a few minutes. You can complete your the entire process online in a short amount of time, and, if approved, your money will be automatically transferred to your bank account. … click here to read the rest of the article titled “Get a Low Rate Personal Loan Fast–All Online

Online Business Savings Accounts

Someone e-mailed me about high-yield savings accounts for businesses. These can be a helpful tool to maximize interest income for all kinds of businesses with idle cash, including sole proprietorships, partnerships, LLC’s, and corporations. Here’s a quick rundown of some favorites.

ING Direct

The ING Direct Orange for Business Savings Account pays 1.15% APY and has no minimum balance requirements or monthly fees. The benefit of this savings account is that you get the “it just works” factor of ING Direct. There are no bells and whistles, it simply pays you a good interest rate, and provides easy and fast transfers to/from your existing business checking account.

Capital One / Costco
If you can open with at least $1000 and will keep at least $100 in your savings account, you can get a slightly higher interest rate of 1.40% APY with the Business Money Market Account from Capital One Bank. The perks of this account include checkwriting ability (you are limited to 6 withdrawals per month, 3 of which can be checks) and the sign-up bonuses for Costco users. Executive members can get $60 and Gold/Business members can get $20 after you open your first account and deposit $5,000 within 30 days.

(Considering upgrading to Executive? Buy a Costco membership certificate and get over $50 in coupons.)

Fidelity Investments
For maximum flexibility, you can open a Fidelity Account for Businesses and invest in anything from a money market fund to bond mutual funds to individual stocks. (Online stock commissions range from $8 to $19.95.) You’ll need $2,500 to open, but there are no minimum balance requirements or annual account fees. Currently, money market yields in general are very low. The Fidelity Cash Reserves fund currently has a yield of 0.28%. But if you were so inclined, you could invest in Treasuries, municipal bonds, inflation-protected bonds, or even dividend stocks.

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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

What Made You Care About Money?

This is a guest post from Robert Brokamp of The Motley Fool. Robert is a Certified Financial Planner and the advisor for The Motley Fool's Rule Your Retirement service. He contributes one new article to Get Rich Slowly every two weeks.

I've discovered the secret to becoming financially responsible: Go into serious debt. Or get married, divorced, or pregnant. And reading a good book helps.

At least, that's what you told me. A few weeks ago, I asked you — the intergalactic Get Rich Slowly audience — for the stories behind your desire to get your financial acts together. We aren't born wanting to frugal, I argued, so for most people, something has to happen to inspire monetary responsibility.

There were approximately 80 responses, and I have summarized the results in the table below in a very non-scientific, arbitrary way. (What do you expect from someone who grew up in Florida?) You non-Floridians will notice that the percentages add up to more than 100% because some responses cited more than one reason for financial rectitude.

So here they are, ranked according to most common responses — the reasons you gave for your money maturity:

Debt forced me to get better with money 22.5%
I got engaged, married, and/or I reproduced 15.0%
I got divorced, dumped, or widowed 12.5%
I read a great book 12.5%
I craved financial independence or a better life 11.3%
I was making more money but had nothing to show for it 11.3%
Someone taught me well 8.8%
Calculators/spreadsheets showed me the benefits of saving 7.5%
I saw my parents or others struggle 7.5%
I had a healthcare-related awakening 7.5%
I suddenly had more money and wanted to be smart with it 5.0%
I realized I was on my own 3.8%
I wanted a tattoo 1.3%

Clearly, there are many roads to financial responsibility — including, it seems, financial irresponsibility, since getting into overwhelming debt was the number one reason. I suppose it's the proverbial hitting the bottom of the barrel, the wake-up call many of us need to really take money seriously.

But while there were many different kinds of "aha!" moments, the next steps were very similar — and likely familiar to you longtime readers. Stuff like:

  • spend less
  • eliminate debt
  • save for retirement
  • downsize if necessary
  • become educated
  • seek out support

For that last one, if you need encouragement, read the comments following my original article. You'll read plenty of inspiring stories about people digging themselves out of some very deep financial holes.

As a financial writer, I was heartened to read that books and websites played a prominent part in people's money motivation. Two books that were mentioned a few times were The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey and Your Money and Your Life by Vicki Robin and Joe Dominguez. I, too, think these are very helpful, eye-opening books.

I particularly find Dominguez's story interesting. He retired in 1969 at the age of 31 on $100,000. He invested his money in Treasuries and lived on the interest. By the time he died in 1997, he was living on $7,000 to $13,000 a year (depending on what article you read). To manage, he reportedly lived in a group home with 30 people and did a lot of recycling, at least according to one source. From what I could tell, he was perfectly happy with this lifestyle.

I bring this up because there are lots of reasons to get your financial act together. In this article, we've discussed what's happened in the past. But there's also the question of what will keep you going. Some people, like Dominguez, can live very simply on very little money. He gave up a lot of consumerism in order to spend most of his life not working. Others have other plans — travel, RVs, vacation homes, eating out, whatever. It seems to me that having those goals always in mind is key to keeping your financial plan on track.

And to having enough money for a tattoo.

J.D.’s note: One of my key tenets is that the road to welath is paved with goals. It’s difficult to get your financial house in order until you know why you’re doing so. I’m not convinced about the tattoo, though!

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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Whitney Houston's Interview With Oprah Pulls in Big Ratings

Two very famous women

Whitney Houston's new album "I Look to You" sold 305,000 copies the week it was released. Image from

Whitney Houston's new album "I Look to You" sold 305,000 copies the week it was released. Image from

Whitney Houston made the best-selling debut album by a female artist in 1985 and still has the best-selling soundtrack of all time, “The Bodyguard.” Oprah Winfrey has the highest-rated talk show in history, has a fortune in the billions and has so much power and influence that there’s a news documentary about her called “The Oprah Effect.”

So it is no surprise that Whitney Houston’s interview with Oprah pulled in a huge audience when it aired on television yesterday, and it continues to pull in an online audience of people who missed the broadcast.

So much money, so many drugs

During her interview with Oprah, Whitney Houston talked about the years that followed “The Bodyguard” soundtrack. That soundtrack was the one that made her unbelievably rich – never-have-to-work-again rich. The kind of rich that people like me, who keep their payday loan lenders’ web site bookmarked for emergencies, can’t even imagine. She said of “The Bodyguard” soundtrack: … click here to read the rest of the article titled “Whitney Houston’s Interview With Oprah Pulls in Big Ratings

Monday, September 14, 2009

Constitution Day is Thursday, 9/17 | Celebrate What Many Ignore

A big 10-4 for States’ Rights

America's Constitution is a landmark document that protects freedoms. Is our government still paying attention to the "powers not granted" part of the Tenth Amendment? (Photo:

America's Constitution is a landmark document that protects freedoms. Is our government still paying attention to the "powers not granted" part of the Tenth Amendment? (Photo:

As Constitution Day approaches this Thursday, September 17, some awake and aware teachers will consider Constitution Day activities for their students, write up Constitution Day lesson plans and make Constitution Day worksheets. Celebrating the set of principles that the founding fathers of America set forth to guard against the intrusion of tyrannical power into this country’s government is certainly an admirable thing to remember, as the U.S. Constitution continues to be a landmark document in human history.

And the fight against possible tyranny lives on

And that tyranny isn’t necessarily coming from the obvious sources some people might expect, such as the Taliban, North Korea or C Street House. On Constitution Day, some people will be celebrating what power the Constitution grants individual states, a power that some feel the federal government is ignoring. In particular, the Tenth Amendment will be in the spotlight on Constitution Day. To set the state, take a look at this Supreme Court ruling:

“The Tenth Amendment was intended to confirm the understanding of the people at the time the Constitution was adopted, that powers not granted to the United States were reserved to the States or to the people. It added nothing to the instrument as originally ratified.” — United States v. Sprague, 282 U.S. 716, 733 (1931). … click here to read the rest of the article titled “Constitution Day is Thursday, 9/17 | Celebrate What Many Ignore

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Podcast 21: Student Saving Tips and How to Survive on a Teacher’s Salary

In today’s Consumerism Commentary Podcast, I offer a number of suggestions for students heading back to school, particularly for new college freshmen. Tom Dziubek and I discuss tips that will help students take small steps now to ensure they will start the rest of their lives on a sound footing.

After the discussion for students, we offer tips for teachers with our guest, Danny Kofke. He is the author of How to Survive (and Perhaps Thrive) on a Teacher’s Salary.

To listen, use the player above (Adobe Flash required), download the podcast here, subscribe to the podcast RSS feed, or use the iTunes link. Note: open links in a new window (Ctrl-click or Command-click) to avoid interrupting the podcast.

[00:00] Introduction from Flexo
[00:43] Interview with Flexo about money saving tips for new college students
[01:45] What new students should be thinking of
[02:21] Budget planning
[04:05] Savings and checking accounts
[06:34] Using a Roth IRA
[08:36] Acquiring college textbooks
[16:44] Online budget resources
[18:39] Interview with Danny Kofke, author of “How to Survive (and perhaps thrive) on a Teacher’s Salary”
[18:53] Danny’s teaching experience
[19:16] Starting salaries
[22:09] Ways for teachers to reduce expenses
[23:32] Danny’s tips from his book
[25:58] How teachers can increase income
[26:41] Danny’s experiences teaching special education students
[28:12] Career recommendations for new teachers
[34:53] End

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Friday, September 11, 2009

“Sorority Row,” the usual slashing

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Big bucks for a bad movie

The producers of “Sorority Row” spent $16 million to make this movie. As is normally the case with slasher flicks, “Sorority Row” movie reviews are pretty bad

Obviously it takes more than payday installment loans to make a good horror movie. Making a slasher film look even a little bit real takes a lot of work and money. "Sorority Row" is a remake of a 1983 film called “The House on Sorority Row.” Variety Magazine says "Sorority Row" is “an average slasher picture that meanders indecisively between gore and gags.”

More bad reviews

Variety Magazine isn't the only publication that wrote a bad "Sorority Row" movie review. Most movie critics recognize the lack of originality and intelligence that goes into making a slasher flick. Dread Central says in its "Sorority Row" movie review "This has to be the most repeated theme in horror history at this point."

Check out ‘Sorority Row’ movie reviews

So far, only one critic has weighed in with a “Sorority Row” movie review at Metacritic, but check back Friday night, and I’m sure there will be plenty of opinions. There are some pretty funny “Sorority Row” movie reviews at Rotten Tomatoes. They’re probably more entertaining than the movie itself.

Should You Buy It? A Flowchart for Evaluating Potential Purchases

This post is from GRS staff writer April Dykman.

Photo by LifeSunDeath.My husband and I are in the process of building a home on 4.5 acres in the Texas hill country. At the moment, we’re still in the planning phase — not quite ready for blueprints.

Last month, our architect asked us to start thinking about the make and model of the kitchen appliances we want for our home. Visions of sleek, Thermador cooktops and double ovens danced in my head. Even when I saw the hefty price tag, I thought maybe we could find other ways to cut back so that we could afford the dream oven. After all, we’re both avid cooks. To us, eating well is one of the best ways to enjoy life. There’s no doubt we’d use it, so the purchase makes sense. Right?

Reality check from a minimalist
Then I happened upon an article by Mark Bittman, who writes The Minimalist column in The New York Times. In “So Your Kitchen is Tiny. So What?” he describes how he makes do with 42 square feet of kitchen space, precious little counter space, and a stove that sometimes doubles as storage for pots and pans. It is in this space that he develops most of the recipes for his cookbooks.

But when he posted a photo of his kitchen on his blog, readers were shocked. Bittman writes:

[Chefs and food writers] know that when it comes to kitchens, size and equipment don't count nearly as much as devotion, passion, common sense and, of course, experience.

To pretend otherwise — to spend tens of thousands of dollars or more on a kitchen before learning how to cook, as is sadly common — is to fall into the same kind of silly consumerism that leads people to believe that an expensive gym membership will get them into shape or the right bed will improve their sex life. As runners run and writers write, cooks cook, under pretty much any circumstance.

With my feet firmly back on the ground, the fancy cooktop and double oven were erased from our kitchen plans. We don’t need top-of-the-line appliances to do what we love. Sure, I’ll have to cope with the quirky nuances of our oven, which loves to cook my cupcakes unevenly just to spite me, but I’ve learned its ways and I work around it. We know where the hot spots are on the stovetop, and we’ve learned how to position the racks just so for even browning. Surely if we’ve managed with a slightly cantankerous oven for this long, we’d be just fine with a new, moderately-priced range.

We do love to cook — and we like to think we’re pretty good at it — but we don’t need a 36″ Thermador to let the world know that, hey, in case you weren’t aware, we’re serious about food. That wasn’t my conscious thought as I was drooling over appliances at Lowe’s, but Bittman’s article made me question my motives (and probably saved me a couple thousand dollars). Anything that could be cooked on a fancier stove can be cooked on a standard one.

Curbing wants, focusing on needs
Because we’re building a house, it dawned on me that this is just the beginning of a long list of decisions we’ll have to make — each one with a price tag. Our goal is to keep expenses down as much as possible so that we don’t feel owned by our mortgage payment. We want to pay off the house early. We want to travel. We want the flexibility that a lower house payment affords us. My fear is that we’ll be faced with so many decisions that we might lose sight of our goals.

To help us stay on track, I started thinking about questions to ask ourselves as we’re faced with more and more building decisions. I organized the set of questions into a flowchart, which we’ll use as a tool to help ignore emotions and evaluate need.

Should I Buy It Flow Chart
My “Should I Buy It?” Flowchart

Let’s look at how this would work using my cooktop example:

  • First, we’d ask ourselves whether we can afford it. Technically, yes, we could.
  • Is it something we need? Yes, our house will need a cooktop of some sort.
  • Is there a less expensive option? Yes, a standard range is much less expensive.
  • Is the alternative durable? Yes, there are durable ranges. (We researched Consumer Reports articles on ranges for their top picks.)

Our result? The flowchart suggests we should purchase the less expensive option.

This chart could be used for small, personal purchases, as well. For example, I’ve been coveting a blue YogiToes towel for my yoga practice. Can I afford it? Yes. Is it something I need or lack? No. I have one in red. Flowchart says don’t buy it.

I know we’ll want a few nicer features in our home, but it’s important that our spending decisions are made consciously. Little upgrades here and there could easily add up to a sizable mortgage in the end. If there’s one thing I’ve learned from being in credit card debt, it’s that the seemingly small things accumulate quickly. The only way to combat this is to be conscious of what we buy — and why we are buying it.

Photo by LifeSunDeath.

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Thursday, September 10, 2009

Colloidal Silver Got You Blue? Talk to Paul Karason

He wanted a cure, but became Papa Smurf instead

Paul Karason took too much colloidal silver. It's a wonder he isn't dead. (Photo:

Paul Karason took too much colloidal silver. It's a wonder he isn't dead. (Photo:

If you’re into miracle health cures that don’t involve proper diet and exercise, you’ve probably heard about colloidal silver. Even if you aren’t into magic elixirs, you’ve probably heard mention of colloidal silver’s healing properties. As the L.A. Times recently documented, there are those that believe that all the silver found in sprays, soaps, toothpastes and drops has the ability to kill germs, boost the immune system and improve overall health. Even though the EPA and OSHA have labeled it potentially toxic, colloidal silver is reputed to help against AIDS, cancer, malaria and athlete’s foot. I hear it also keeps away werewolves with athlete’s foot, in case you’re wondering.

Take too much of it and you’ll turn blue

Like Paul Karason and Montana politician Stan Jones before him, you’ll find that colloidal silver can collect under the skin and reacts with sunlight, turning the skin a soulful, permanent shade of blue. As Karason said on a recent episode of the “TODAY” show, it gets old. He’s “anxious to try green,” he says. I’m anxious to see if no faxing payday loans could help him get enough money together for a skin bleaching. … click here to read the rest of the article titled “Colloidal Silver Got You Blue? Talk to Paul Karason

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Even 'Safe Money' Can Be Parked in Short-Term Bonds

Cash really is trash. The average taxable money-market fund yields 0.08 percent. The yield of the average tax-free money fund is 0.12 percent. Even a one-year bank certificate of deposit will, on average, pay you less than 1.8 percent, according to

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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Best of Consumerism Commentary, August 2009

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Best of Consumerism Commentary, July 2009

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