During a Recession – Investing Success

An Invitation From “Financial Widgets”

Home of “Trading To A Million” 

 

It is not very often that I get a chance write such an article that is so close to my heart but I wrote one for “Financial Widgets“, a new blog of mine, that incorporated a ideas I learned in high school English.  It was easier to write than I thought it was going to be.  I’ve written a few articles for “A Mind’s Diet” that were as, well…  unusual.  If you’ve been following this blog then you might find this one interesting.  

The story begins in a restaurant with a chance meeting of a previous acquaintance which illustrates that not all stock traders are soulless bastards who only have their own greed in mind.  Some of America’s greatest minds still work in the industry and are still successful.

I urge you to pop over and read this story, not for any other reason other than the enjoyment of reading something not simplified to a point where the English language is uninspired and dull. 

The Quixotical Concepts of Investing –  A Short Dalliance With the English Language For Investment Success

While there at Financial Widgets, you may want to look over the “Trading To A Million” series, especially the year in review

 

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Recession: Our Cruise Has Now Ended

Ah! The Recession – Our Cruise Ship Now

For my readers that have been following my recession series, here is one more for you.  And if you have been following it you can start here.

Our Cruise Has Now Ended

Our cruise has now ended.  Please be careful while exiting the ship.  For those that need help, there are stewards near every evacuation station, and if not, will be there shortly.  Please be patient.

It’s seems that our cruise ship has solidly hit the bottom, ground to a slow progression and, then, finally hit the rocks.   That’s where we find ourselves today.  The Dow at 8852, the S&P under 1000, and the Nasdaq somewhere  near the 1700 mark.  Continue reading

Saving for a Smart Car – Buckets of Food for Pennies

Saving for a Smart Car –

 Buckets of Food for Pennies

The Food Budget Owner's Manual

The average person, not just the average family, can save $200+ a month on their food bills alone.  If you started now, you could save enough money each month to purchase out-right,  a smarCar in 6 years.   

This is a shameless plug.  Why Shameless?  If you knew something that could save almost anyone 10’s to 100’s of dollars a month, 1000’s of dollars a year, would you want to tell someone?

I do.  And I do.

It may seem like common sense, and everyone knows these things, right?  Then why do you spend roughly 50% more on food every month than you should?

Oh!  OK.  I understand you’re not a coupon-clipper.  Neither am I.  But I still don’t spend more than I should on food each month.  And, I eat pr-e-t-t-y good.  There is no food inflation in my house.

If someone who is single and not responsible for buying their own food can save someone $65 a month just because they read this book then maybe someone who has a real monetary interest in having money to eat on can save a lot more.

Still don’t know what I’m talking about?  Take a gander to Buckets of Food For Pennies and while you’re there you might want to sign up for their newsletter.  If nothing else, it has a smashingly good cookie recipe that comes with the first-edition Welcome letter.   Who knows?  Maybe you’ll be riding around in a smartCar.  You know they don’t call them smartCars for nothing.

Patrick

Smart Car Vending Machine

I was wondering when this would happen.

So you don’t want to wait a year and a half for your Smart Car?   From Japan, someone is thinking of you.  The Smart Car vending machine. 

http://www.kilian-nakamura.com/blog-english/index.php/smart-vendor-car-vending-machine-in-shibuya/

Patrick

SHARE Florida – Charity and Cheap Chow

Everyone can SHARE!

SHARE Food Network is an amazing and unique program that is open to everyone.  SHARE distributes high quality affordable and nutritious food as a way to build community and strengthen families.  Whether you would like to save money on groceries, volunteer in the community, or promote health and wellness, it’s worth getting involved with SHARE!

No matter your financial state or being, giving has always had it’s own rewards.  SHARE is just one of those organizations that provide a value to anyone who needs them.  This is one way to improve both your financial situation and your community’s outlook and outreach. 

The link to SHARE for my neck-of-the-wood is SHARE Florida.  You can find your own by googling “Share + “State”.

Below is an example of a frozen food box that they have availible right now. 

Example:

Meat Box 3: $10.50

 

  • 1.7 lbs. chicken drums

  • 1 lb. chicken breast fillets

  • 1 lb. tilapia fillets

  • 8 oz. sliced hard salami

  • 12 oz. turkey sausage links  

 

*4.95 lbs. of meat for $10.50 or $2.12/pound 

Patrick Lalande

 

Budgets are Sexy – Serendipitious and So-o-o-o Cool

Budgets are Sexy – Serendipitious and So-o-o-o Cool

Do you believe in fate?  Do you read your horoscope and say, “Hey!  Right on.” or something to that effect? Do you carry a lucky charm or have a “favorite” outfit for a favorite activity you must wear? Perhaps you beieve in angels? 

I’m not superstitious. However, I do believe in serendipity.  Such was a meeting of J. Money and me.

When I wrote  “National Techmark, bibomedia and spam – What an Review!” I wasn’t looking for anyone to respond to my post.  I was just doing what comes naturally to me.  I was trying to help others by writing about the incident.  J. Money wrote one of the comments.  This was the serendipity I mentioned.

I have visited his blog several times and found that it dovetails nicely with another project I’m working on.  More on that later. Right now, let me tell you about J. and his blog. 

 It was a little young when he made his comment but it has grown to become something to be envied.  Here is one of the new generation’s rising stars.  I realize that this blogger has a lot to learn from this 20-something.  By his generation’s description I’m an old fart. 

Let me tell you about J. and his blog.    It is “Budgets are Sexy“.  I was impressed enough to list it in my blog roll.  J has a light, airy, personable style to his writing.  He’s blog is easy to read, yet informative.  It is speaks to the heart of the thing that I try to accomplish; help people help themselves. 

Do you spend money?  Do you have money questions?  Do you want to save money, or get out of debt?  Do you think that money is evil or that greed is uncool?  Budgets are Sexy and J’s collection of corresponding links will help set your mind straight.  

He has generously listed my “A Mind’s Diet” in his blog roll.  I didn’t ask him to do this but that goes back to that other project I have been working on.  I did put his up on mine.  That was something I do not do very lightly.  As you can observe I am very selective.  There were no strings attached to that action.  He and his blog is that good. 

Vist Budgets are Sexy today.  Right now!  Learn from Budgets are Sexy. Profit from Budgets are Sexy and thrive. It is your right and I dare to say, “You’ll never look at money the same way again”.

Patrick Lalande   

TIP iPhone Press Releases or TIPR has a twist

TIP iPhone Press Releases or TIPR has a twist

“TIP iPhone Press Releases” or” TIPR” has a twist that really makes for an interesting application. It’s based on the technology I told you all about in “A Once in a Lifetime Opportunity“.  It allows iPhone users t enter ANY domain into a souce field and the the story is re-TIP’d to search the domain name the user has entered.

If you use an iphone to view any websites for news then this may be the best app you could ask for to save you time and expand your search-gathering capabilities. 

You can check out Apple.com to read more details.

For the software developer/web developer, I urge you to read “A Once in a Lifetime Opportunity” again. 

Even the “VC” firms are starting to take notice. Remember a little thing called Alta Vista or one that came later named Google? Are you listening, investors? 

Getting back to the app, did anyone happen to upon Killer Tech Tips’ post about Thiings you didn’t know about the New York Times?  If you didn’t you might want to read it.  It sounds a lot like TIPS but just for their site.  Hmmm…

Patrick