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Look how Wired gets subscription renewals

A bullshit tactic by an otherwise decent magazine: In May, McMillan received a letter from North Shore Agency, a leading debt-collection firm. The letter, headed "Please Respond," said he owed $12 for his Wired subscription. "Our objective is to clear your bill quickly and fairly," it said. "Your payment will reinstate your subscription." (...) Said another: "Talk about a low way ...

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Carnival of Personal Finance is here this week

Happy Monday! I'm hosting the Carnival of Personal Finance this week. Here's how it works: Send me the top 2 or 3 personal-finance articles you've seen around. (If you're a blogger, it's ok to send your own.) Deadline is Monday, July 18th at 10am. I'll pick the best and feature them next Monday! For more reading, check out the other carnivals.

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Ben needs your help

Here's an email I just got. It's a good one. Instead of just trying to answer it myself, I thought I would put it on IWillTeachYouToBeRich and see what other people think. Let's try to get a few good responses up here. (more…)

My Free Insider's Kit will show you how to earn more money

I love this

Jim Cramer, the zany host of Mad Money on CNBC, has been empirically rated on his advice. Very interesting findings: Mr. Cramer is right about 50% (25 out of 51) of the time with his stock market predictions, prone more to headline hyperbole than equivocation. This is one of CNBC's premiere "experts." Read more at the original report.

Email rant: “It’s not buying a home”

From my old college roommate JRK: "As you continue to move on towards full-on personal finance guru status, may I make one request: Never, ever use the phrase "buying a home." (more…)