VOTE: Best Financial Industry/Investment Blog

After a few glitches, Voting seems to
be working fine now, and the race is neck and neck. The top 2 vote
getters are within a percentage or so of each other.

Ahem: anyway, click below to cast your ballot (Especially if you live in Ohio!).
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We have been nominated in the "Best Financial Industry/Investment Blog" (its the 4th category); In early polling, we are currently in a dead heat for 1st place.

Get thee over there and cast your vote . . .

(Many thanks to those of you who have already cast your ballots)

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."

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