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Buying a Nikon Coolpix L10: That Boy Sure Can Save!

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A few months back, Son #1 decided that he wanted a digital camera. But he didn’t want a cheesy little toy camera. Rather, he wanted a “real” digital camera. He’s very passionate about nature and wildlife, and really wants a decent little camera to take pictures of all the stuff that he runs across during […]

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Published on April 12th, 2007 - 9 Comments
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Money Madness: The Champion

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Just a quick note to let you know that Raising4Boys was crowned the champion of the Money Madness tournament over at FreeMoneyFinance. There were nearly 128 entries from a ton of great websites, and “Teaching Kids the Value of a Dollar” somehow managed to best them all. Thanks to all who voted, and thanks also […]

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Published on April 2nd, 2007 - One Comment
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Milk Prices on the Rise

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Drat! Foiled again… Dairy economists are predicting that the retail price of milk could rise as much as 9% (i.e, $0.30/gallon) by fall. I guess my idea of inventing a milk-powered car to combat the ever-increasing price of gas will have to go on the backburner for the time being. In all seriousness, we go […]

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Published on March 30th, 2007 - 3 Comments
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Money Madness: The Championship Round

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The Final Four came down to the wire but, in the end, two of my posts were left standing. Raising4Boys defeated MyFinancialJourney for one spot, and FiveCentNickel narrowly (very narrowly) edged out NoCreditNeeded for the other spot. These were the matchups: Teaching Kids the Value of a Dollar defeated The True Cost of Owning a […]

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Published on March 28th, 2007 - One Comment
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Money Madness: Final Four Time!

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The Elite Eight is now history, and the FreeMoneyFinance tournament has entered the Final Four. I’m pleased to report that Raising4Boys and FiveCentNickel both fared well in the last round, posting a 2-1 record with Raising4Boys beating FiveCentNickel for the single loss. Here are the full results: Ten Simple Ways to Cover Your Ass(ets) defeated […]

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Published on March 24th, 2007 - Leave a Comment
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Money Madness: The Elite Eight

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Please pardon the frequent updates, but the Sweet Sixteen in is now in the books, and the Elite Eight has now been posted over at FreeMoneyFinance. I’m pleased to report than Raising4Boys and FiveCentNickel went a combined 3-0. Thanks to all who voted. Here are our results in the Sweet Sixteen: Teaching Kids the Value […]

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Published on March 20th, 2007 - Leave a Comment
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Allowance Insights

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I’ve written in the past about our allowance system, so naturally Bankrate’s recent article about allowances for kids caught my eye. Since I’m into this sort of thing, I thought I’d break the article down and throw in my two cents (no pun intended) as we go along. Here goes…

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Published on March 19th, 2007 - 4 Comments
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Money Madness: Sweet Sixteen

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Well, the Round of 32 is now in the books, and the Sweet Sixteen has been posted over at FreeMoneyFinance. During the last round, Raising4Boys and FiveCentNickel went a combined 3-3 last round, although Raising4Boys was forced to play against itself, notching a guaranteed win and loss in the same round. Here’s a complete rundown […]

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Published on March 17th, 2007 - One Comment
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Money Madness @ FreeMoneyFinance

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As you may or may not know, FreeMoneyFinance is running a “March Madness” contest for finance-related weblog entries. In late February, he solicited entries (up to four per site) and put together a huge tournament bracket. Starting last week, he’s been post batches of “games” that pit individual posts against each other in head-to-head competition.

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Published on March 5th, 2007 - One Comment
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Q&A: 2006 Child Tax Credit

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Update: Here’s info on the 2007 Child Tax Credit. We’ve been getting a decent number of search hits for information on the 2006 Child Tax Credit. I’ve written about the Child Tax Credit in the past, but seeing as Tax Day is sneaking up on us, I thought I’d put together a fresh article with […]

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Published on February 26th, 2007 - Leave a Comment
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