The Ruthless Keeper of Your Fortune

Money Management - FinancialRebel.com

You work hard for your money, so why freely give it away? “It’s only a dollar.” “It’s just a few bucks.” I’ve heard phrases like those over and over. In fact, once upon a time, I’ve caught myself saying similar phrases. Many of us have a tendency to be far too loose with our money. Why is it that we …

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The Ruthless Keeper of Your Fortune

Money Management - FinancialRebel.com

You work hard for your money, so why freely give it away? “It’s only a dollar.” “It’s just a few …

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How to Recover from Bad Credit

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Bad credit is something many people end up experiencing at one time or another. With this in mind, I will give you a quick overview of what steps to take next to get on the road to better credit.

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Rewards Cards Seduce Consumers to Spend More

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Are you being seduced into spending more of your hard-earned money? There’s an article up over at Kiplinger’s site that lists seven reasons why “cash-back” credit cards are luring consumers into spending more than normal.

I have two cash-back cards, but neither are traditional credit cards. Both of these cards are tied to actual cash, so I use them to pay all my bills. Do you have a cash-back credit card? Do you spend more than your should?

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Personal Spending Series: Buying Blu-ray Movies on the Cheap

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If you’re anything like me, you probably have a Blu-ray player (mine is a PS3) and you enjoy watching your favorite films on Blu-ray. Unfortunately, the cost of movies on Blu-ray really hasn’t come down a lot over the past couple of years.

I don’t know about you, but I enjoy my money and the last thing I want to do is spend $20-$30 for a Blu-ray movie no matter how much I like the film.

This issue of my personal spending series is about saving money in the movie department. Here’s a really quick way to save money:

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7 Reasons Why Buying BP Stock Now is Foolish

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There’s a temptation (read: greed) to jump into BP’s stock now that oil isn’t spewing freely into the Gulf, but that’s not a wise play.

Listen to enough financial TV or radio programs and you’re likely to hear at least a couple of “analysts” suggesting that BP is a good play. After all, it’s down tremendously off its 52-week lows and the oil spill disaster is over, right? Not so fast. Here are seven reasons why you might want to put your money elsewhere.

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Verizon Analysis Before Q2 2010 Earnings

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Verizon (Symbol: VZ) is one of the companies I’m looking at for the Financial Rebel Fund. Smartphone use is growing fast in 2010 and since it’s still a small part of the overall mobile market, there’s plenty of room for growth.

In the United States, two companies usually come to mind when thinking of mobile phone networks: Verizon and AT&T. I’ll be covering AT&T over the weekend.

Note: As of this writing I do not own stock in Verizon.

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Tesla Motors—Stock Power Outage?

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All this week I’ve been hearing a lot about Tesla Motors (Symbol: TSLA) and their nice-looking EVs (snazzy way of saying electric vehicles). Cool looks aside, does this stock have anything under the hood?

Despite the prospectus discussing possible sales growth, there’s more competition on the horizon. TSLA reached a high of $30.42 per share on June 30 and closed trading on Friday, July 9, 2010 at $17.40.

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Blockbuster—A Blast from the Past

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Blockbuster recently got delisted from the NYSE and for me it was a prophecy fulfilled (of sorts). Back on July 18, 2008 I wrote a post about the coming doom of the stock “Blockbuster—Going Anywhere?” and it sure has come true.

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Time to Load Up on Citigroup?

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Citigroup (Symbol: C) is one of the stocks I keep tabs on. Once a high-flying stock, it’s been reduced to the dollar bin. But there are some signs that it might be poised for future growth. And more importantly, will the Treasury Department complete its selling activities in 2010?

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Are Investors Getting Bullish on BP?

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Perhaps it’s the fact that CNN.com and other networks are not currently covering the BP situation as much or that hope springs eternal in the back half of 2010, but investors appear to be getting bullish on BP (Symbol: BP).

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