Be sure to check out the development of my free eBook, "Stock Investing Basics."

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Great, lengthy (thorough) article on self-employment

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The Simple Dollar » How To Get Off The Treadmill: A Detailed Guide To Becoming Self-Employed

Great pointers here for saving money as well as for ending your slavery for "the man."

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Keeping your house cool

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Tricks to Keep Your House Cool this Summer

For example just three trees,
properly placed around a house, can save between $100 and $250 annually
in cooling and heating costs, and daytime air temperatures can be 3
degrees to 6 degrees cooler in tree-shaded neighborhoods.
Response to a comment to the post: Yeah, because Arizona was uninhabited before A/C was invented. Sissy.

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Quick hack -- C to D cell adapter

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25 worthy web sites

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Fuel me once, shame on you, fuel me twice shame on me

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The Naked Economist, Charles Wheelan, writes a very good article on why our government needs to stay out of the gas business. They're now proposing, in a pathetic bipartisan way, a subsidy to the coal industry to produce diesel.

What a mistake this would be.

Let's just let the market dictate prices, okay? Subsidies are for the public good. They're to encourage or discourage behavior that wouldn't otherwise be undertaken.

If the coal industry is in need of a subsidy to produce an alternative to oil, then it's not really worth doing, as the outcome is a lower gas price, more plentiful fossil fuel (and not a lessening of our dependence on fuel nor a lowering of our greenhouse gases).

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Lifelock is worth a look

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UPDATE: LifeLock is involved in a class-action lawsuit that claims that not only does the company NOT do what it says it does, but its CEO, Richard Todd Davis, who drives around with his SSN painted on his vehicle, has had his identity compromised!

Because of this, I am removing all LifeLock ads as well as putting this note on all of my posts that mentions LifeLock.

Apparently, Davis has had 20 driver's licenses issued in his name by ID thieves. Not a good record. Of course, nothing has been proven yet, but this article is pretty damning.

Might not be a bad idea to consider LifeLock if you know you're not active and energetic enough to do these things yourself (which you can do yourself, by the way).

If your ID is stolen, the company claims it will do whatever it takes to get your identity restored and it will also give you $1 million.

All for $10 a month.

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15 things you can do to improve your career (or business)

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Frugal frugality: 15 minutes at a time

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How to save your CASH

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8 Tips for saving cash from Damon Darlin of the New York Times.

Money: 8 Tips For Keeping Your Cash - Consumerist

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Emergency information you NEED

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This is a great article about what you need in case of a family emergency, brought to you by Lifehacker's Wendy Boswell, whose mother had a stroke last week (she's okay now).

Technophilia: Organize your family's essential information in case of an emergency - Lifehacker

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FREE stuff from TrialPay

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Supposedly backed by the founders of Skype, TrialPay seems like a great way to get free products...Anybody try them yet?

TrialPay: How I Found a Scam Free Way to Get Free Stuff - Associated Content

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Background Check (Yourself)

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Here's a set of sites that you can use to verify your verifiers. Employers, business contacts, potential mates, lenders, etc., can all check your references, background, etc., so why don't you make sure that the data that is being reported about you is CORRECT?

Privacy: Do A Background Check On Yourself - Consumerist

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