Archive for October 2008


How To Calculate and Track Your Net Worth

Published 10/29/08  (Modified 2/17/12)

By MoneyBlueBook

Recently, I made the decision to start tracking my personal net worth and financial status in a very public and revealing way - by posting my financial numbers online for all to see. The point of doing this was not to boast, demonstrate some fanciful financial bravado, or unnecessarily parade my personal finance publicly to satisfy the whims of voyeuristic readers. In actuality, the objective was to have a way to show people the importance of proper statistical tracking when it comes to smart financial planning. The purpose of calculating and tracking your personal financial net worth on a regular basis is not just so you can match yourself against others to see how you're doing in comparison, but it's also to help you evaluate the current health of your finances. Like using a gauge to take your blood pressure reading or running blood tests to get a nutritional analysis, the point of net worth tracking is to use snapshots of your financial condition to help you make better decisions in furtherance of your personal financial goals.

I don't think it's an over-emphasis to stress that proper money management is a very critical component of responsible living. Other than how you handle your family, friends, personal relationships, or perhaps religious views, how you manage your money probably has the greatest effect on the quality of your daily life. The abundance or the lack thereof of money can determine whether you live an existence of paycheck to paycheck living or determine whether you are able to

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JetBlue Card From American Express

Published 10/27/08  (Modified 3/8/11)

By MoneyBlueBook

We're sorry, this credit card offer is no longer available.

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Platinum Delta SkyMiles(R) Credit Card From American Express

Published 10/27/08  (Modified 3/10/14)

Platinum Delta SkyMiles(R) Credit Card From American Express By MoneyBlueBook

Editor's Note: Thank you for your interest, this offer expired and is no longer available.

offers the following features:

  • Earn 20,000 bonus SkyMiles(R) (including 5,000 Medallion Qualification Miles) after first purchase and another 2,500 for adding an Additional Cardmember
  • Earn one companion Coach Class ticket each year upon renewal
  • Earn at least 1 mile for every eligible dollar spent
  • Miles never expire and there is no cap on the miles you can earn
  • Pay with Miles: Pay for all or part of your flight with miles - and put the rest on your Card
  • Express Approval. Get a decision in less than 60 seconds.

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Gold Delta SkyMiles Business Credit Card from American Express

Published 10/27/08  (Modified 11/21/13)

Gold Delta SkyMiles Business Credit Card from American Express By MoneyBlueBook

offers the following rewards program and features:

When you charge $1,000 in purchases on the card in the first three months from account opening you can get 30,000 bonus miles. In addition you can check your first bag for free and save up to $50 on a round-trip Delta flight You can receive 2x miles on qualifying Delta purchases and 1x mile per dollar for all other eligible purchases. And take advantage of priority boarding so you can get to your seat sooner and get settled. Enjoy the 20 percent in-flight savings on food and entertainment purchases. There is a $0 introductory annual fee for the first year, then the annual fee is $95. Terms and restrictions apply.

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JetBlue Business Credit Card From American Express

Published 10/27/08  (Modified 3/10/11)

JetBlue Business Credit Card From American Express By MoneyBlueBook

offers the following features:

  • Save 3-25% on business expenses from FedEx, Hertz(R), Hyatt Hotels and Resorts(R) and more.
  • Earn 10,000 TrueBlue(R) points with your first purchase - enough for an Award Flight.
  • Jet for less - redeem for a roundtrip Award Flight starting at just 10,000 points. No blackout dates so you can redeem points for any seat, anytime.
  • Earn 1 TrueBlue point for every eligible dollar you spend.

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Clear From American Express

Published 10/27/08  (Modified 3/8/11)

By MoneyBlueBook

We're sorry, this credit card offer is no longer available.

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0% Balance Transfer credit cards

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