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youngandthrifty's iPhone 4 Review
Yesss! I have finally received my iPhone 4 (just supported the Bay area, Financial Samurai!), and I was able to get it before the September 30 cut off for the free i Phone 4 case. I wanted to hold out on my review until I had a week or two to give it a good…
The Dangers of Forex Investing
A few months ago, I had a guest post on my site about trading the forex market, and I had a comment requesting how I should talk about the dangers of forex investing. So because I am responsive (albeit slowly responsive, sorry!), here's my post on the Dangers of Forex Investing. Bear with me here,…
Don't Get Car Rental Insurance Next Time you Rent a Car
After booking my trip to Hawaii the other day, I started thinking about the last time BF and I were in Hawaii. I remember we rented a car, a GPS, and paid for car rental insurance. What started off really cheap (free day of rental car with the Go Oahu Card) ended adding up to…
Flow Through Shares…Explained!
I know it's early to be talking about Canadian tax saving strategies, but I thought I would talk about my experience with flow through shares since it doesn't seem like there's much information out there on this topic. Besides, it's never too early to be talking about taxes! To be honest, after spending hours…
Making Emotion-Free Structured Settlement Decisions
Thanks to this blog, I'm learning more and more about the wild wild world of financial products which I previously knew very little about. One of these is the concept of “structured settlement”. A structured settlement is a financial or insurance arrangement in which you get paid over a period of time instead of getting…
youngandthrifty networth update: September 2010
Net Worth: September 2010 $117231 (+ 2.3%) This month, my major purchase was the $530 for the flight to Hawaii. I did splurge at a local clothing store during their summer clearance and spent $200 on two pairs of jeans (actually-one pair of jeans and one pair of jeggings lol) , one pair of jean…
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