11.10.06
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The Road To Financial Armageddon #2: Early Profits … Lost

During the first installment, I learned some pretty terrible money concepts in my childhood. I believed that money was the method to buying instant happiness

11.01.06
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A One Day Commitment

The hardest part about changing your spending habits is simply getting started. For me, I was in a routine of eating out for breakfast and

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Turning Off The Financially Irresponsible Mindset

Since turning my financial life around, I’ve discovered that frivolous spending really is a psychologically addictive habit. That little rush of buying something enjoyable for

11.01.06
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CFLs Can Save $100 A Year?

It seems like a surprising claim, but simply switching your regular lightbulbs for CFLs, even though they have a higher initial cost per bulb, can

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The Power of the Pocket Change Jar

I have a little jar that sits on my dresser. Inside it is my pocket change from the last several days. It seems like such

11.10.06
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The Road To Financial Armageddon #1: The Earliest Mistakes

A wise man once said “The man who makes no mistakes does not usually make anything.” It took me a long time to summon the

08.01.14
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What’s In My Wallet? And What Should Be In Yours?

After seeing yet another of those ubiquitous CapitalOne “What’s in your wallet?” ads, I decided to write about the one credit card that’s in my

08.01.14
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Seven Ways To Help Your Blogging Friends

Blogging, particularly among a group of bloggers on a specific topic, is a community. We all have the same interests and passions and we find

10.31.06
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Educating Children on Fiscal Responsibility

I grew up in a very poor home. We had so little money that we were required to grow, fish, and hunt for some of

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Mastering Coupons (Without Being a Coupon Nut)

I used to think that clipping coupons was a giant waste of time. “Coupons encourage you to buy extra junk that you don’t need,” I

10.31.06
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I’m In Big Financial Trouble – Where Do I Start?

Several months ago, I sat down with my finances and took a good hard look at things. I was in approximately $10,000 of credit card

12.04.17
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Charge Card vs Credit Card: What’s the Difference?

Most people think that the terms “charge card” and “credit card” are interchangeable. However, that’s not actually the case. In the real world, charge cards