Accidental Fire Blog

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What Will You Earn Based On Your Major?

The Lifehacker site Two Cents ran an article about a very cool online tool from the Georgetown Center For Education and the Workforce.  The site allows you to compare expected salaries from different college majors,...

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Invest Like A Grandmother

My Grandmother, or “Nonnie” as we called her, was born the same year the Wright Brothers first achieved flight.  She passed in 1994 at the ripe age of 91, and having experienced the 1900’s almost...

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What Cars Do People Keep?

With the absurd average transaction price of a new car in America at around $34,000, it’s important for you financial warriors to get the most out of a car if you want to get to...

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Just Say No To A Tax Refund

Do you get a tax refund from the government every year?  If so, why?  You’re loaning them money, at no interest.  Banks usually don’t loan you money at no interest, so why would you do...

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Battle Of The Vanguard Titans

I started investing in mutual funds in 1997 as mentioned in my journey post.  At the time, there were way fewer funds out there and I didn’t have enough initial deposit to open many of...

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Stop Being So Cheap

When you wander the streets of Samarkand, Uzbekistan, you can’t help but get a sore neck from all the gawking.  It’s an ancient city that was a key stop on the Silk Road from China...

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The Best Thing You’ll See Today

My blog is only two and a half months old and I’ve been trying to establish a rhythm.  I’ve been putting out my main posts on Tuesdays which tend to be longer content, with an...