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The Twitter IPO – Worth The Risk?

In a Tweet today, Twitter announced its intent to go public with an IPO. This day has been coming for a long time, now the scrutiny of the company will really begin. According to some estimates, the company will be valued between $15 and $20 billion dollars. Just to remind everyone that companies launch IPOs to do two things: 1)      Raise money for the company to spend on initiatives 2)      ...

Apple iPhone 5S – Innovative or Incremental Update?

The 5S, Apple’s newest phone was unveiled today with much excitement and fanfair like past events. With the company’s share price down significantly from past highs and competition stiff, the 5S needs to be well received in order to put the company on the path to growth again. Features There are plenty of websites out there that will be covering all the technical details of the new 5S and its lower ...
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9 Great Financial Blog Posts & A Free Giveaway

Now that the summer is winding down (so sad!) I can concentrate a little more on blogging and honing my writing skills. I’ve been thinking about writing a book lately so I can share a lot of information all in one place rather than one post at a time. I’m trying to decide whether to write something on a financial or travel topic, maybe I’ll start writing both and see what sticks? Giving away ...

True Money Stories Giveaway – $200 in Cash!

Now that everyone is back from their summer holidays, it’s time for another giveaway from She Thinks I’m Cheap! I ran a $50 giveaway back in December with excellent results so now it’s time for another one. The topic this time is True Money Stories which focuses on the good and bad financial decisions that we all make. I have an ulterior motive for running this contest. I’d ...
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How To Figure Out If A Home Is A Good Investment

We’ve all been told that a home is a great investment but it can be difficult to quantify how good it really is. To answer this question, we need to ask ourselves a few more: How does a property perform compared to the stock market? How does a house perform compared to a condo/flat? Will you earn a better return if you buy a home well within your budget or by stretching and buying something bigger? Remember ...
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Salary Negotiation – How a Small Increase Becomes Big Money

So you’ve found yourself a job and have progressed to the salary negotiation phase, congratulations! The job may be yours but there is still work to be done, it is of critical importance to get yourself the appropriate starting salary right from day 1. For those working in the corporate world, most companies have a salary range that they are willing to pay for a new hire. Jobs that require less experience ...
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How to Report Abusive Activity on the Internet

Computer viruses and hackers have been making headlines for quite some time by breaking into defense companies and pilfering funds from bank accounts. There is a whole other types of abuse which often don’t get reported in the media due to their targeted nature. Impersonation, harassment and abuse are rampant online due to the anonymity the Internet provides. This being said, governments can track ...
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Wedding Season Is Here – Should You Consider Insurance?

It must have only been a few years ago when I first heard about wedding insurance. Coincidentally my wife and I had just gotten engaged and we thought to ourselves, “Wedding insurance… why would we need that??” It’s natural for people to think about life, home and car insurance, but insuring your wedding is another subject entirely. When we think about the previously mentioned types of insurance, ...
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4 Ways To Track and Measure Your Financial Health

I’ve been writing She Thinks I’m Cheap for over a year now and I hope my readers have gained some valuable financial insights from all the posts. I’ve also learned a lot by putting my ideas in writing. Discussing new and different topics every week is hard work! Even though I’ve been a little….. tight with money over the years, I never bothered to go into the nitty gritty details of ...
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Portfolio Update – Mid Year Performance

We are now more than half way through 2013 so it’s time to take a look at how our investments are performing. Things have been decidedly mixed so far this year with some assets performing well and others not so much. The Breakdown Company             % Change BIDU                      -8.7% ATML                    15.3% TD           ...
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Bond Yields Are Going Up – Is this Good or Bad?

Markets have been reacting emotionally ever since the Federal Reserve started hinting that the United States is going to slow down its quantitative easing program. While equity markets tend to make more headlines than bond markets, the latter has a much greater impact on our lives. Why is this you ask? One of the many financial products that the bond market influences are fixed term mortgage rates. Rising ...
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To Rent or to Buy…?

Given the economic state the UK is currently in, the housing market is showing no signs of improvement. First-time buyers are finding it harder and harder to save up their much needed deposit in order to attain a mortgage, and so are turning to long-term renting instead. Many people are under the impression that renting can be far cheaper than buying, but is this really the case? Before taking the ...
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