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Get Paid for Shipping Gas and Other Stuff

By |April 26th, 2011|Categories: Blog, Personal Finance Tips|Tags: , |

Last time we talked, we highlighted how you can get paid for passing gas. (the clever tagline was Kevin’s idea) Today, in honor of Kevin’s Taco Bell Story, we’ll show you another way to not just get paid for passing gas, but for passing a whole lot of other sh…tuff. First of all, I love transportation stocks (minus trucking). This

Get Paid for Passing Gas

By |April 11th, 2011|Categories: Blog, Personal Finance Tips|Tags: , |

This week we will be rounding out the energy investment section of the Thousandaire portfolio.  If you have been following the Thousandaire stock picks, you’ve seen us buy BP, and Prudhoe Oil Royalty Trust (BPT) and today’s pick, Energy Transfer Partners (ETP)  You may be wondering yourself why 3 investments in the same energy sector, when investing in one stock could save

If Warren Buffet Likes Railroads, Then I Do Too

By |March 14th, 2011|Categories: Blog, Personal Finance Tips|Tags: , , |

Unless you’ve been living under a rock the past year (not sure how you are reading a blog from underneath a rock), you’ve certainly heard about Warren Buffett’s purchase of Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad (BNSF). I’ve always been interested in the rail industry because it is inherently more efficient that trucking, however, after Mr. Buffett’s purchase, I felt I

Dollar Cost Averaging Magic

By |March 7th, 2011|Categories: Blog, Personal Finance Tips|Tags: , , |

Have you ever purchased anything and then it suddenly drops in price the following week (no offense iPad users).  This is, in fact, so dissatisfying to most customers that stores have created specific policies around price matching. These days if your product is on sale after the original purchase you can usually get the difference between the higher and lower price

Stock Pick: You Have Options

By |February 28th, 2011|Categories: Blog, Personal Finance Tips|Tags: , , |

Nearly every day I see the online advertisements for options trading. These ads focus on the outrageous returns that can be achieved via options, which can easily be over 1000%. However, as with any investment, the greater the reward, the greater the risk. In fact, I would compare most options not to other investments, but to different table games played at

Get Involved in Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)

By |February 21st, 2011|Categories: Blog, Personal Finance Tips|Tags: , , , |

Why pay somebody, for something you can do yourself? I was raised by this ‘slogan’.  Why pay somebody to fill you gas, when you can do it for free? (jk, I’m not that old).  Why pay a maid to do your laundry when you can do it for free? (jk I’m not that rich).  Why pay somebody to shovel my