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How To Buy Your New HDTV Television and Save a Bundle

How To Buy Your New HDTV Television and Save a Bundle

May 15, 2010 by Buddy · Leave a Comment 

So you want to buy a new HDTV (High Definition Television) and save a bundle of money at the same time.  This is a step by step process that you can repeat.
Back in 1995 I was in in a Target looking for a TV for an apartment I was using in a major US city [...]

Avoid “Go Along With The Crowd” Spending

Avoid “Go Along With The Crowd” Spending

May 6, 2010 by Buddy · 1 Comment 

There are many principles we are taught at an early age.  Some stick with us for life.  Your mother is almost always right, and the truths she taught you when you were in elementary school should stay with you through your professional and investing career as well.
We will assume for this session that you adhere [...]

The ONLY Way To Budget For Your Daughter’s Wedding

The ONLY Way To Budget For Your Daughter’s Wedding

May 6, 2010 by Buddy · Leave a Comment 

As you read trough the posts on InvestmentBuddy.com, you will pick up many helpful tips that will help you in everyday life.  But this one tip is worth all the time and energy it takes to read through all these posts.
Now the old InvestmentBuddy will not just speak in generalities here.  I’ll give you specifics [...]

GM Celebrates Paying Back Paxpayers – But it is With Taxpayer Money!

GM Celebrates Paying Back Paxpayers – But it is With Taxpayer Money!

May 2, 2010 by Buddy · Leave a Comment 

Last week GM had quite a celebration.  They held a fireworks style press conference with CEO Ed Whitacre.  I watched the event on CNBC where Phil Lebeau captured a SuperBowl style interview just as Mr. Whitacre exited the platform.  Other reporters were clamoring to gain an interview with the chief.
There was a great deal of [...]

SmartBuy or SmartLease – Is There a Difference?

SmartBuy or SmartLease – Is There a Difference?

July 19, 2008 by Buddy · Leave a Comment 

General Motors introduced the SmartBuy Plan several years ago. There were only two incorrect syllables in the name.
1. The plan was not smart.  See below.
2. The plan was not a buy (purchase) program.  It was a lease program.
Nevertheless, GM convinced thousands of buyers to “trade-in” their existing vehicles to “SmartBuy” themselves into a new vehicle. [...]

Major Purchases

Major Purchases

July 19, 2008 by Buddy · Leave a Comment 

Some people clip coupons.  Some people collect coins in a jar in their bedroom at the end of the day.  But when it comes time for major family purchase, not all “penny pinching” families are wise.

A home or car is a major purchase.  It is necessary to shop wisely.  Spend the time to do the [...]