Jun 11

OMG! You graduated college. Congratulations! Last year I posted some advice that I heard Arnold Schwarzenegger at a commencement address he gave at USC.

This year, if you weren’t fortunate enough to have such a high profile speaker at your graduation, I’d like to step up and give you some advice of my own, guest posted at the TurboTax Blog, and titled New Grads: Four Tax Tips to Memorize Before Your New Job Starts.

Graduates of 2010, I wish you well.


(FTC disclaimer – This is where I’m supposed to tell readers if I was paid or compensated with anything of value for the reference to TurboTax. Nope. I actually do this for the sheer joy of helping people and sharing what i know. Although, a nice sweatshirt would be appreciated, x-large. Does the FTC give out t-shirts? You can send me one too)

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May 18

I’m a day late, intending to post this on Sunday, but as my regular readers know, a trip to California interrupted my posting. So a few links to share:

RateNerd posted “8 Ways to Boost Your Credit Score.” I’ve posted on FICO scoring in the past, and this list is an excellent recap of the ways to not screw up your score.

Moolanomy offered “How To Save Money – The 1,001 List Of Money Saving Tips And Ideas” a great compilation of money saving ideas, itself a set of links, a “list of lists.” If you skim though this article, and don’t come away with anything that you can use to save money in your own day to day spending, there may be no hope for you. Take a look, and let me know how his article helped you.

Peter at Bible Money Matters asked, “If You Were Strapped For Cash, How Far Would You Go To Make Money?” The question reminded me of Jean Valjean, the protagonist of Victor Hugo’s Les Miserables. Not that I’m so well, read, I saw the Broadway play some years ago. Either way, a thought provoking question.

And last, on Friday, I posted regarding my friend’s graduation. Arnold Schwarzenegger gave the commencement speach, and the L.A. Times printed a full transcript for those interested in seeing a different side of the Governor.


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