Saving Money – The Joys ...

Sep 14, 2010 by

The magical thing about eBay is that it allows manufacturers to cut out the middle man. It is perhaps the largest and most diverse...

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Stacking Cash Back

Sep 28, 2009 by

No matter how much we save, we often must at times spend money. When doing so, the damage can be reduced through the use of multiple...

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Arbitrage Opportunities –...

Aug 30, 2008 by

In business school, over the years, I have heard that in a perfect market, arbitrage opportunities should not exist. While this is...

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Transaction Costs

Feb 5, 2007 by

Many financial exchanges that appear profitable on paper are not profitable in reality due to transaction costs. In There’s More...

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Gift Certificates: An Update

Dec 17, 2006 by

Recently, I wrote an entry about how gift certificates are worth less than their face value to their recipients due to their lack of...

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Patriot Bonds: You'd Have...

Dec 11, 2006 by

(For the purpose of this article, the term Savings Bond will refer to a United States Savings Bond.) When you buy a savings bond, you...

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A Practical Guide to Options

Nov 4, 2006 by

My last entry gave a vague overview of the power of options. Now, I’m going to explore the practical details of using them. Here...

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