Alpha Consumer

August 2008


Matching Spending to Bigger Goals

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About a decade ago, Melissa Tosetti worked in public relations. She was surrounded by people who dressed stylishly, but she felt like she could barely afford to pay rent, let alone keep up with the latest fashion trends. "I couldn't figure out how everybody looked so great and still paid bills,"

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TAGS:
personal finance

How Much Do Bloggers Make?

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For an upcoming story on how to make money with a blog, I spoke with several bloggers who were willing to share their own financial successes (and struggles). The bottom line seems to be that while making a side income with a blog is possible, it takes a lot of effort—so much that many people will ...

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internet
blogs

Is the New Double Eagle Coin a Good Buy?

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Dear Alpha Consumer,

The U.S. Mint will soon be coming out with a gold coin that is a modern version of the 1907 Double Eagle. It's being billed as the most beautiful coin ever created, and I was thinking of buying one each for my preschool-age granddaughters. When the girls reach college age,

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money