If Only I Had Believed My Own Post About Goodyear Tire (GT)

When I last [and first] wrote about Goodyear Tire (GT), it closed at $13.08. That was 10 days ago. Yesterday the stock closed at $14.74. And why did I put money on essentially everything else that didn’t witness a $1.66 a share appreciation in price? As much as I want to say I figured it out, I picked a winner, I understood Goodyear Tire’s More...

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By David Gaines On Friday, May 10th, 2013

Xinyuan Real State Company (XIN) Opens With Huge Gain After Morning Earnings Call

Yesterday, every single stock in my tiny portfolio finished in the red. Those days happen, and days when they all close in the green happen and most days there’s a balance, but it’s still discouraging More...

By David Gaines On Saturday, July 21st, 2012
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This Credit Card Won’t Be Leaving The House With Me Often

So I got my first credit card bill the other day. Well, first one in years. Manageable, I guess. No Pandora’s Box in opening the envelope. I didn’t run out and buy the 128-pack of Ramen noodles. Then More...

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By David Gaines On Friday, July 6th, 2012
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My Picture Perfect Plan To Not Let My Credit Cards Slip Through Those Swiping Machines

I was checking out my credit score the other day — as everyone should — and though it’s decent, it could be better. What’s holding my score from being excellent isn’t debt, which I More...

By David Gaines On Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

Sallie Mae Giving Away Free College Money

Earlier I posted about setting up a 529 account to save money for your little genius’ college expenses. But like any investment account, there is a chance of losing money based on how the stock market is More...

By David Gaines On Saturday, April 9th, 2011

Money For Your Kids’ College — Plan 529

It’s amazing what men converse about when they have kids. Mike Lindsay started it off with his son; then Eric Mack followed up with his daughter before we had Najwa. Several years ago the three of us went More...

By David Gaines On Saturday, March 5th, 2011

$5 a Gallon, Here We Come

There was this little gas station off Battleground Avenue that I’d use to get my gas back in my A&T days. It simply had the cheapest gas in town. We’re talking about the mid-90s, but what happened More...

By David Gaines On Monday, January 17th, 2011
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Can I Get a Small for the Price of a Large?

Sometime last year my mom asked me to get some bottled water, but not the Deer Park in the new bottles where the middle was squeezed giving it more of a figure eight shape. She said it’s the same price but More...

By David Gaines On Friday, January 7th, 2011

Remembering My First Time Being Scammed

Reading about Dana’s recent misfortunes of getting scammed got my thinking about some of the scams I’ve fallen for. One in particular may not be for as much as Dana, but getting scammed even for a dollar More...

By David Gaines On Sunday, January 2nd, 2011

How Five Dollars Can Make You a Trillionaire

The dollar can take you pretty far in most third world countries, but in Zimbabwe, which started using the American dollar as its currency, you just missed out on some serious bargains. Today, though, you can still More...