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Show#9 Millionaire or Bust – Gardening

August 4th, 2006 · podcasts

Topic of the Week
This will be a themed show. We’ll be talking about gardening and how it can both save you and make you a lot of money.

Money Saving Tips
Money Saving Tip of the Week
Grow your own flowers and decorative plants. You can give flowers and plants as gifts. You just need to go to your closest garden center or craft outlet and get a nice pot or vase for a few dollars. It’s cheaper than buying flowers at the store for gifts.

Talli’s Tightwad Tip of the Week
Grow your own vegetables and fruits. You can save yourself some money and your food will taste a lot better since it is picked fresh and eaten fresh.

Financial Psychology
Don’t avoid taking care of your financial situation because it takes time and you’re tired from working. This is the wrong attitude. The goal is to take care of your finances so that they take care of you. A few hours every few months could mean years less working or a much more comfortable retirement.
So, put some time aside, put on some music and get yourself a cold drink or hot drink depending on when you’re listening to this and make your money work for you.

Tool of the Week
Morningstar IRA Calculator
Designed to show you which type of IRA you are eligible for,
compare various scenarios to find out which type of IRA works best for you and
find out whether it makes sense to convert a Traditional IRA you already have to a Roth IRA.

Next Week
The next couple weeks will be a bit different. It’s summer, so we thought we needed to do something special. Since we’ve accumulated more money saving tips than we can cram into our normal shows, Talli and I are going to have two shows that are dedicated solely to hitting 5-10 money saving tips per show. Don’t worry though if you like the old format, we’ll be getting back to it. If you have any feedback on the old or new formats though, please email us at We can’t improve the show if you don’t let us know what you do and don’t like.

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4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Chris // Aug 4, 2006 at 7:22 am

    hi guys,
    Excellent!!! as always…
    I have a dumb question, since i started reading this blog i opened a Upromise account and also started using my citi dividend card!! my question is “do i get cash back through the credit card and also through Upromise?” or will they consider only one of them?? Is it double dipping???
    May be time will answer this question but i was just curious if you have alredy experienced this situation.

    Thank you guys for both of your blogs……

  • 2 David // Aug 4, 2006 at 1:12 pm

    Actually Chris, you’ll get cash back and the cash put into the Upromise account. Nice double benefit there! Enjoy. We’ll also bring up your question on one of the upcoming shows, in a couple weeks so that everyone can hear the answer. We’ll be trying to address some listener questions after the two special shows.

  • 3 Chris // Aug 4, 2006 at 8:14 pm

    Thanks david, I will be waiting for the new shows….

  • 4 Chris // Aug 7, 2006 at 7:10 pm

    Happy Birthday David!!!!!!!

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