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Money Blue Book Weekend Roundup - 4

Money Blue Book Weekend Roundup - 4

Published 4/13/08  (Modified 3/9/11)

By MoneyBlueBook

The last few weeks I participated in several editions of the Carnival of Personal Finance that I would like to mention here. I wish to thank the carnival hosts for organizing and compiling articles to share with readers. I know hosting the carnival is time consuming and I wish to give these personal finance bloggers some recognition:

I also participated in the Carnival of Taxes and appreciate the inclusion of my submission:

Finally, I wish to thank April Fool's prankster Flexo for organizing the Festival of Frugality and including my submission:

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Money Blue Book Weekend Roundup - 3

Published 3/9/08  (Modified 3/9/11)

By MoneyBlueBook

This week I participated in the Carnival of Personal Finance at The BagLady where my article about choosing the right Roth IRA broker was included.

Here are a few other personal finance and frugality articles around the blogosphere that I enjoyed reading this week. Please have a look:

  • Paid Twice - shares the unfortunate mindset that she used to have that led to her string of "dumb purchases".
  • Moolanomy - provides a very practical list of 40 Alternative Income Ideas and Resources. Most are common-sensical, but those type of money making ideas are usually the easiest and quickest to implement for the average person.
  • Cash Money Life - is offering a nice compilation eBook for download based on the pooled online written work of a number of personal finance bloggers. The book contains useful financial commentary, categorized according to different stages in life.
  • The Simple Dollar - is running a popular Ask Me Anything segment in which you can ask Trent the PF blogger any question imaginable. Some of the question comments are personal finance based, while others are just plain philosophical or goofy. I submitted a few questions in the comment section but I highly doubt he'll respond to mine - I asked a few pretty controversial ones.
  • Free Money Finance - is refereeing a March Madness style matchup of personal finance articles. I didn't submit an entry but you can still go vote for your favorite articles.
  • Clever Dude - shares his decision making process in regards
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Money Blue Book Weekend Roundup - 2

Published 2/18/08  (Modified 3/9/11)

By MoneyBlueBook

Let's take a walk around the the personal finance blogosphere. Here are a few blog posts that I found interesting and worth reading during the last few weeks. Feel free to check them out:

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Money Blue Book Weekend Roundup - 1

Published 1/27/08  (Modified 3/9/11)

By MoneyBlueBook

Drum roll please...presenting my very first edition of Money Blue Book's Weekend Roundup, where I showcase some of the interesting personal finance blog articles I've come across during the week and days before. I always appreciate frequent commentators so I will try to make an extra effort to share some of the interesting tips they have to offer. I encourage readers to browse around the blogosphere. There's a lot of good financial, frugality, and investment advice out there!

  • If you're into investing in China and the Asian stock market boom as I am, then check out Sun's Financial Diary as he writes about ways to short the recent Chinese
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Review - Trading Eminis With Trading Concepts Inc.

Published 10/19/07  (Modified 3/9/11)

By MoneyBlueBook

For those curious or willing to take on the challenge of learning a new investment methodology,Trading Concepts Inc offers a home study package on how to trade Emini futures.

Eminis are electronically traded futures that are much smaller than existing futures contracts traded on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. The claimed advantages to trading Emini contracts include greater liquidity and flexibility. The most popular Eminis are those that track popular stock indexes such as the S&P 500 or the Nasdaq 100.

The home study Emini Trading System course provides a wide assortment of preparatory material, including a 250+ page comprehensive manual, 4 professionally shot video tapes (50+ page manual), 3 hours of professionally recorded audio cd's (50+ page manual), unlimited phone/e-mail consultation, free unlimited access into the members area, and a free day of market training.

It Does Take Personal Effort and There Are Risks

Trading Concepts Inc. claims that the average student will take roughly one to two months provided they are prepared to spend between five and eight study hours on the course a week, to learn and actually begin using and profiting from Emini trading.

The company's website does acknowledge that while futures and options trading offer potentially significant rewards, day trading does involve high risks and you can lose a lot of money. As always, please do very thorough research, and be careful.

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7 Random Things About Me

Published 10/11/07  (Modified 3/9/11)

By MoneyBlueBook

Okay, it's time I joined the personal finance blogging community. I've been writing and posting quietly to myself like a hermit in my cave and I think it's time I shared more about myself.

I've been tagged by Pinyo at Moolanomy to reveal 7 random things about myself. I'm not sure what people would want to know about me so I decided to include a wide assortment.

  • I have a bachelor's in finance and a J.D. degree - This means I'm an attorney with a business background. My current full time job is only partially related to the legal field however.
  • I look very young - I am in my late 20's but can easily pass for a college student. I'm not joking. I get still get carded sometimes.
  • I'm a big Redskins and Wizards fan - Got to support the local teams. My Skins are looking good this year!
  • I used to be a huge computer gamer - I started with computer role playing games and graduated into Starcraft. I still have fond memories of playing until the wee morning hours and somehow still making it to class.
  • I own a parrot - I've had my parrot for many years now since college (yes he talks and whistles). I remember sneaking his cage into the dorms during college and pulling it off for a whole school year. I wasn't busted until the last week of school. Good times.
  • I play the drums - I used to play the drums in my church's praise band until recently. I've
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