Archive for August, 2009

Equal or Lesser Value

Posted on August 31st, 2009 by by Jesse Michelsen

In this time of bigger is always better everyone is out to get the most for their money. That is certainly not a bad thing, who doesn’t want to feel like they got a bargain but there are still cases where people are given the choice between “equal or lessor value”. A few areas that […]

Persuasion at its Best – Have You Been Taken?

Posted on August 28th, 2009 by by Jesse Michelsen

With personal finance and the general talk of money comes talk of shopping, be it grocery, car or impulse. Without things to buy, there really isn’t a reason to have money right? So talking about shopping, there are things that companies do to persuade you to buy things, many of them without your knowledge and […]

Modest Meals: Sloppy Joes

Posted on August 26th, 2009 by by Jesse Michelsen

Yea, I changed the name. Moderate just sounded weird. On to today! Sloppy Joes! One of my all time favorite meals and so so extremely easy. I cant stress that enough. This is another one that my Mom used to make fairly regularly at home and some would say it’s an American classic, but I […]

Modest Meals: Latin American Tacos

Posted on August 20th, 2009 by by Jesse Michelsen

I would like to introduce a new series today. When two of my biggest passions combine, personal finance and everything food, you get Moderate Meals, a series that will include meals that I actually cook and eat, that are extremely wallet friendly as well as easy, quick and healthy (for the most part). Today’s meal […]

The Financial Crisis, As Explained to a 14 Year Old

Posted on August 18th, 2009 by by Jesse Michelsen

I stumbled upon this and thought it was hilarious and a pretty accurate, easy to understand explanation of the financial crisis. This was originally published at (at this link) so they over there deserve all the credit. It was published almost a year ago so some of you may already be familiar, nevertheless, enjoy. […]

Average Consumer Spending in the US

Posted on August 17th, 2009 by by Jesse Michelsen

I stumbled on this image detailing how the average US consumer spends their paycheck based on a survey done by the Department of Labor. (click to enlarge) There were a few areas here that I found interesting such as reading, cash contributions, entertainment and food. The reading section is pretty minimal but its actually larger […]

If Only It Was A Game

Posted on August 13th, 2009 by by Jesse Michelsen

I saw this little cartoon and thought it was pretty funny. (those places he names are within the video game). If only the real market was a game…

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