Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Attention Bloggers Get Free Stuff by Becoming a Member of the Press

First step join the nationally recognized "Media Bloggers Association" at
Find more information about them at Wikipedia

You would not believe the power of the press to get free stuff and attend events for free. Now as a blogger you can get the same credentials as a reporter from CNN. For example at the Scooter Libby Trial bloggers got press credentials.

“After two years of negotiations with judicial officials across the country, the Media Bloggers Association, a nonpartisan group with about 1,000 members working to extend the powers of the press to bloggers, has won credentials to rotate among his members. The trial of I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, the highest-ranking Bush administration official to face criminal charges, could "catalyze" the association's efforts to win respect and access for bloggers in federal and state courthouses, said Robert Cox, the association's president.”


The possibilities of going and getting free stuff as an official member of the press is staggering. For example the OMMA Expo in Hollywood is accepting applications for members of the press.

“Members of the media are welcome and encouraged to attend OMMA Global Hollywood Conference and Expo, designed by and for the online marketing community.

To request credentials or for further information, contact Lou Rossi,”


In closing if you are a blogger think about the possibilities. The freedom of the press is written in the constitution. Bloggers unite and take advantage of this untapped opportunity!

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Top 3 Reason Why You Should Join

Top 3 Reasons Why You Should Join $0.00 Stock Trades

1) Cheapest out of all the stock trading companies. is $12.99, Ameritrade $9.99, Scottrade $7.00, and Sharebuilder $15.95.

2) No minimum balance and no minimum deposit to open an account.

3) Make more money while trading with less money! Every penny counts for the small investor.

If you can pay less for something you already use I recommend taking advantage of the offer. I already trade online, but pay $9.99 with Ameritrade. That’s $19.98 when you have bought and sold a stock. It ads up, especially when you don’t put a lot of capital in the trade. That changes with a company called With Zecco on account balances on $2,500 or more you get 10 free stock trades a month. With account balances Less than $2,500 you pay only $4.50 per trade. I plan on closing my Ameritrade account and opening a account as soon as possible. With no commissions on stock trades on balances over $2,500 this really changes everything.


Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Bucca Di Beppo Free Entree Coupon For Filling Survey

Why ever pay for your meals? My suggestion to you is fill out comment cards at the restaurants you frequent, sign up for restaurant mailing lists from their web sites, and tell them your birth date. You never know what kind of free stuff they will send your way. On my birthday I get several offers from free desserts to completely free dinners. If you live in the Seattle area my recommendation would be to sign up for the Duke's Chowder House e-mail list. Duke's always sending free stuff my way.

Right now fill out a super short survey and receive a free meal from everyones favorite Italian Restaurant Bucca Di Beppo.

To fill out the Bucca Di Beppo Survey click here.

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Monday, February 18, 2008

Continuing the Super Affiliate Blog Tradition

"Super Affiliate Dinner" Beer Batter Cod & Home Made Chips

The name of this article is, "Continuing the Super Affiliate Blog Tradition." What is the tradition you ask? We’ll I’m a subscriber of a number of blogs authored by Super Affiliates. I notice that they like to show off where they go and what grand lifestyles they live in order to increase their blog popularity. Who can blame them? Out of all the things Super Affiliate Bloggers take pictures of I find it funniest when they take photographs of their food. Super Affiliate bloggers take picture after picture of their extravagant 4, 5, and even 6 course dinners. I thought what the hell I’ll take pictures of my (A Super Affiliate) meal. Except I got one up on them, I made it myself from scratch! I’m not only a successful affiliate marketer I’m also a chef! Eat that Super Affiliate bloggers.

Sunday, February 17, 2008 - Checking Account That Pays 6.01 APR

Like I’ve been saying all along on this blog the most important thing you can do on the road to becoming wealthy is look for ways to generate passive income. My advice is always look for a better return on your investments, apathy won’t get you anywhere. When you see something better, take action immediately and find power in making a true decision. I was driving the other day and I saw a billboard for a checking account at that gives you 6.01 APR on balances up to $40,000 and 2.0 APR on balances over that. The account is from Verity Credit Union and is Federally issued up to 100,000. Like the eTrade account I mentioned in a earlier post you get ATM refunds up to $25 monthly. You can’t beat this offer, I plan to sign up as soon as possible. I love competition.

Terms and Conditions: Everything has a catch, this is no exception. In order to qualify for the 6.01 interest rate you need "12 debit/point of sale transactions, receive electronic statements, and access online banking."

Lets run the numbers

Just to give you an idea of how much money this means to you… Lets say you deposit $10,000 that’s $610.00 free money every year or $50.83 per month. That’s paying for your cell phone bill.

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Friday, February 15, 2008

Big Mac Index – Demonstration of PPP Purchasing-Power Parity

The Big Mac Index was introduced by The Economist in September 1986. The goal of the Big Mac Index is to demonstrate PPC Purchasing Power Parity. The concept of PPP is “that the exchange rates between two currencies should naturally adjust so that the cost of a sample basket of goods should cost the same in one currency ( Basically, it tells you whether or not a countries currency is overvalued or not. After the Economist introduced the Big Mac Index this created a new term called Burgernomics. The Economist later introduced the Tall Latte index.

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Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentine’s Day… Psss Save Money Skip the Restaurant

So you’re here because you want to save and become wealthy. I’m hear to tell you can do this, but you got to be smart in both how you work and how you spend. Relationships and family can be very expensive. I don’t want any angry e-mails, but tonight on Valentine's Day instead of getting pressured into going out to some fancy Restaurant bring the entertainment home.

I did some searching on the Internet for a semi fancy restaurant. I found one called Max Streak House located in New York City. Here’s the price breakdown.

"Classic" Caesar Salad- Hearts of romaine, shaved reggiano, herb croutons, and classic caesar dressing, please request anchovies, 8.95.

Filet Mignon, (Bone-In) 16oz- Served with brandy peppercorn sauce, 47.00.

This is just the bare minimum mind you, no desert. You will probably order a couple glasses of wine so lets say they cost $8.00 per glass.

OK total is 63.95 per person x 2 (Your date) = $127.90 + 20% tip = $153.48

I know I’ll be accused of being cheap, but you could do this in your home for around $50 or less. Caesar salad kit $3.50, Filet Mignon is usually about $10 a pound $20, and a fine bottle of wine $10. So your grand total for the evening is only $33.50 and you got to show off your awesome cooking skills!!!

I think it’s better to put effort and time into something you give than taking the easy way out in buying a prepackaged product. It’s much more appreciated and you feel better about giving it as well.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008 Beta Link Exchange by Founder

This is the Spottt

Do you have a web site or blog? I have a free way for you to generate quality traffic. I just signed up for a new banner exchange program from AdBrite. All the beta testers today where given 10,000 free banner impression credits! Just sign up (takes seconds), upload a 125x125 banner, give Spottt your link, and post the HTML code on your web site. This is all it takes for free traffic to whatever you want including web sites, blogs, FaceBook, MySpace, or whatever else you can think of.

The Only Way to Bank is Online, Nickel and Dimed No More

Are you still banking at your local brick and mortar bank? STOP!!! You’re missing out on the opportunity to make 4%+ on your money doing absolutely nothing. While doing my research the online bank I like the most is One their savings account you get a generous 4.10% and on their checking 3.25%. I plan on going with the checking account because you can make unlimited free deposits and withdrawals. Here’s what I liked the most about eTrade: will reimburse you on the biggest banking crime out there, ATM fees. Bank of America in efforts to raise their falling stock price raised their ATM fees to $3 for non customers. That used to be a the cost of a
whole Extra Value Meal at McDonald's (Not anymore, thanks inflation). eTrade will reimburse you this cost no matter how many withdrawals you make as an outside customer from Bank of America. eTrade will send you free checks and debit card when you open up an account, it’s FDIC insured up to $100,000, and they even have a local eTrade bank here in Seattle! You can treat eTrade bank just like any other bank accept they aren’t ripping off the customer like the majority of national chain banks. I think banks have really lost sight of what being a bank means. The goal of the bank is having a safe place to keep your money and watch it grow. The goal of a bank is not to design elaborate schemes to nickel and dime you until you go broke. I really get worked up about this issue. If there is one thing that pisses me off it’s the way most banks do business. Thank you to outside competition like eTrade. Now do your part send a message to the national banks and switch.

Why Buy a House When You Can By a Duplex?

Example of a Duplex

While the housing market is in a slump rental rates are now at an all time high. Anyone thinking of buying a new house should find one that has an attached rental unit or make plans to create one. Find a house with a rental unit, duplex, or triplex. Live in one unit and rent out the rest of the space. This way your renters are paying off your mortgage and you will be able to afford more property. Since the gain on a $500,000 house will be more than a $300,000 home you will end up making more money when you sell. Also, property that is able to be rented out is more valuable especially in a down market. This is a no brainier easy money solution to maximizing your wealth generating potential on a less than millionaire salary.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Secret to Making Money... Passive Income

This is My Actual InBoxDollars Check

Yes, one of the secrets to making lots of money in life is finding ways to get passive income. Rich Dad Poor Dad said it, now it’s my turn. Instead of rental properties which is what Robert T. Kiyosaki vouched for I would rather go in a more high tech direction. The goal is everyday find programs like the one I’m going to tell you about and eventually you will be wealthy. The web site is called In Box Dollars is a real, legitimate, professionally run company that pays free subscribers to read e-mail advertisements. InBoxDollars sends about 2-3 emails per day at an average of $0.03 per e-mail. Do the math this comes out to $32.85/year. Doesn’t sound like much, but do this for 10 years that’s $328.50 extra found money! Still doesn’t sound like much? Well sign up with multiple paid to read companies and get that number up to an extra $500 or $1000. That’s just you reading e-mail. If you want to make even more than refer your friends and get paid when they read their e-mail. You get the point. All I’m saying is instead of looking at everything as a whole start looking at your life in parts. Make a little here, save a little here and you will be surprised how much it ads up. The site once again is I’ve been a member for about 3 years.

Monday, February 11, 2008

No Matter What Age You Are Read This Book!

I just read the book after seeing the author on CNBC’s The Big Idea: Donny Deutsch. His name is Alan Corey and the book is called “A Million Bucks by 30.” Here’s a guy that started out making only $40,000 a year and with a few lifestyle changes and smart investment strategies easily became a millionaire by the age 30. All it took was a willingness to live below his means and passive income through real estate. Alan Corey is just a regular guy that uses his extremely disciplined mind to become rich. One of his extreme cheapskate strategies was to reuse the popcorn bags you get at movie theaters because they will refill them for free. I highly recommend the book for his humor, motivation to save, and simple but effective investment ideas.

A Million Bucks by 30: How to Overcome a Crap Job, Stingy Parents, and a Useless Degree to Become a Millionaire Before (or After) Turning Thi
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February Means American Express Rebates

I couldn't wait for my annual cash rebate from American Express. Finally it's here! If you are a member of the Costco American Express Cash Rebate Card than you know February is cash rebate time. I just got mine in the mail and cashed it tonight. One thing that I love about the Costco American Express Rebate Card is that there is no annual fee, no limit to how much money you can make, and you save more money percentage wise when you shop at Costco. I buy all my groceries and gas at Costco for this reason. In my opinion there really isn’t any reason why you shouldn't carry around some form of cash back credit card. It’s found money that you didn’t even have to work for. Think of it as a up to 2% raise in yearly income. My suggestion is put everything on it. If you have a business put your business expenses on it, mortgage, apartment rent, gas, clothes, everything. It add up fast! Go down to your local Costco to get the rebate card or click on banner to sign up for the none Costco branded equivalent credit card.

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