Archive for February, 2008

Friday, February 29th, 2008

Non-Frugal Tip – The Key To Free World Airfare

A reader, Mercedes, beat me to the punch on free gym but I also wanted to talk about getting free business class airfare all over the world.   How is it done?  If you’re a key employee for a multi-national/global company then you’re likely to travel all over the world in business class for various business […]

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Thursday, February 28th, 2008

Non-Frugal Tip – The Key To Free Higher Education

Why pay for your own MBA when you can get one subsidized or paid in full by someone else? How do you get a free BA or MBA?   It’s not government grants, charitable scholarships or your parents paying for it. Businesses really do take care of their own and it is a strategic business move […]

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Wednesday, February 27th, 2008

Non-Frugal Tip – The Key To Free Cell Phones, Text Messaging, and Premium Parking

Why pay for cell phone services when you can get them for free? Why pay for regular parking when premium parking can be had for nothing? Intrigued? While some people spend countless hours devising ways to save a penny here or a penny there, time better spent on career advancement may actually lead to significant […]

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Tuesday, February 26th, 2008

Non-Frugal Tip – The Key To Free Concerts, Sporting Events, Golfing and Other Activities

As I wrote about yesterday in the Key To Free Steak & Lobster, today’s non-frugal tip lesson involves getting free concerts, sporting events, golfing, fishing, and other activities at no charge. It was well known that movie stars and other celebrities received serious swag during the Oscars and at other award events but it wasn’t […]

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Monday, February 25th, 2008

Non-Frugal Tip – The Key To Free Steak & Lobster Lunches

So brown bagging it is the way to go to save money right? What if you love eating steak, lobster, shrimp, and other goodies during lunch? Here’s the perfect non-frugal tip and the key to free steak & lobster lunches. Over the course of the work week, I tend to eat out almost every day […]

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Sunday, February 24th, 2008

Dear Congress & President Bush, Nationalize Telecomm

I’m getting sick & tired of the political grandstanding around the FISA law.  If it’s so darn important to listen in on American’s phone calls the please just nationalize AT&T, Sprint, Verizon and any other telecomm company. Airport security was deemed so important to national security that Bush federalized all the security positions so why […]

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Saturday, February 23rd, 2008

Real Estate – You WILL be priced out forever!

One of the rallying cries of the housing boom that fed the frenzy was, “Buy now or you will be priced out forever” implying that those people that sat in the sidelines waiting for cheaper days would NEVER be able to buy a home because prices would only go up. Today, home prices are dropping […]

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Friday, February 22nd, 2008

Be Sure To Calculate Your 401k Contributions If You Max Out

I’ve now run into the same problem twice at two different companies with my 401k. Most companies offer matching contribution but they do so on a per transaction basis so you need to be sure that you spread your max contribution over the 12 month period for the fiscal year. For example, if you receive […]

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Thursday, February 21st, 2008

Index Funds on Steroids with a Little HGH, Raked in $2700

Steroids and HGH aren’t just for baseball players, these handy little boosters will work wonders for your investment portfolio.   I’ve hinted in the past about a new mathematical model for the ETF-Cashinator that factors in leveraged index funds with covered call writing to boost returns to superior levels and as always, I put my money […]

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Wednesday, February 20th, 2008

Why Frugal Tips Don’t Work In The Long Run

With the over abundance of frugal tips on the pf blogger circuit, you’d think they’d be millionaires left and right all over the place but what I’ve found so far is that most of the people advocating frugal tips aren’t rich (as far as I can tell) but hope to be rich some day. I […]

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