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Affluenza: On the Epidemic of Overconsumption

As the holiday blitz starts coming to an end, my family and I watched an interesting PBS program called Affluenza (there is also a book of the same name). As stated on the site, it talks about the …

Mid-Term Goal: $100,000 Non-Retirement by mid-2007

After setting my Short-Term Goal for this month, I am now setting my Mid-Term Goal. As I have mentioned, I plan to buy a house in an area with insane real estate prices for the long term for family…

Learning about Worthless Securities

While filling out my form to process my worthless Enron stock, I came across these two choices: 1) Relinquish the security, or 2) Sell the security for $0.01 ?For the Lot.?. They sounded pretty sim…

E*Trade update

Well, E*Trade finally responded to my e-mail inquiry, ten days after it was submitted: Dear Mr. [MyMoneyBlog]: Thank you for your inquiry, Enron Corp. is currently being held in your account as a w…

Monthly Goal due 12/31: Asset Allocation

Whew, I am glad this week is over. And I just lost my whole entry just now, so here goes retyping it: As in work, it’s good to have a target to work towards. First, I will assign myself short…

E-Trade lost a customer today…

Me. I bought some Enron stock a bit after the crash, thinking it might go up again in the future (wrong.), but now it seems to be completely cancelled, as it is no longer even listed in the pink sh…

Book Review: A Random Walk Down Wall Street

I just finished up A Random Walk Down Wall Street by Burton G. Malkiel. This book became famous in 1973 for suggesting that a bunch of monkeys throwing darts at the Wall Street Journal could beat o…

Which Broker for my Roth IRA?

I have decided upon Vanguard for my Roth IRA Brokerage. My decision was based upon the following: 1) I want to invest solely in mutual funds, specifically index mutual funds. 2) I want a large sele…

Site tinkering, courtesy of Elise

Just a quick shout out to the Learning Movable Type Blog, which is just awesome. It’s a simple, well-organized, guide to messing with Movable Type a snippet at a time. I’ve changed vari…

December 2004 Financial Status

Ok, my planned “grand opening” for this site is January 1, 2005, since 1/1/05 looked like a nice number, and I just don’t have time to make things nice-lookin’ right now. Bu…

What is financial freedom?

Ok, so my plan for this blog is to keep track of my steps towards financial freedom. I am still working on what constitutes “financial freedom”. Right now I’m looking at a sum of …

Hello World!

Whew! I finally installed Movable Type. Now to get some sleep… (My first post! December 6th, 2004.)