Monthly Archives: August 2007

Bikini Waxing – When DIY Isn’t Worth The Savings

How much money do you spend on your hair? Are you worth it? The woman on the hair-dye commercial says, with great certainty (that annoys me for some reason) that she’s worth it, but I wanted to find out if … Continue reading

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10 Areas Where Your Employer Can Help Your Finances

When people think about saving money or personal finances in general, they usually don’t think beyond their paycheck. There are a number of additional ways your employer can help you save and create wealth beyond payday. Here are ten ways … Continue reading

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Money Confession – Inheritance

This is one of the anonymous confessions that I have collected over the past few months that I thought was worth sharing. This is confession number 42 in the series: “I still can’t forgive my parents for spending my inheritance … Continue reading

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Clutter: How It Can Save, Cost or Make You Money

Clutter is not evil, though many of the articles, books, television shows, and services that teach you how to organize suggest otherwise. Clutter can be good or bad, depending on how you use it and respond to it. Some people … Continue reading

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Money Confession – Entitlement

For the past few months I have been collecting money confessions from people at some of the talks that I give. They anonymously write their confession on a piece of paper. Each day I choose one that I find interesting … Continue reading

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Ten Great No-Cost Newspaper Gift Ideas

Newspapers are handy inventions. They are delivered to our door once a day, whether we want it today or not. They are at every grocery store, en masse. Wrinkle and shake one open, and you can find all sorts of … Continue reading

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Money Confession – Living At Home

This is part of a series of money confessions that I have been collecting. Each day I choose one of the more interesting of these confessions to share with you. This is confession number 40 in the series: “I’m 28 … Continue reading

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Ten Life Lessons I’ve Learned In The Pursuit of Getting Rich

In his best-selling financial book, Rich Dad Poor Dad, Robert T. Kiyosaki advises that in order to have a successful, rewarding life and ultimately to create wealth, we must first work to learn, not to earn. In my schizophrenically varied … Continue reading

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Money Confession – Divorce

I have been collecting money confessions. At the end of talks I have been giving, I asked the audience members to anonymously write down a money confession they have not revealed before. I have chosen some of the more interesting … Continue reading

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Sunday Reading – Money Stories Worth A Look

The $200 Billion Rip-Off: Our broadband future was stolen: “This is part three of my explanation of how America went from having the fastest and cheapest Internet service in the world to what we have today — not very fast, … Continue reading

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The Risks of Saving Money

I’m amazed at how often I hear people say they are afraid to invest in the stock market because they believe it is too high-risk. Often, the same people are already taking financial risks – albeit smaller ones – in … Continue reading

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51 Ways to Save Thousands on the Costs of Borrowing Money (and how to get 2 free copies of the pamphlet)

Loans and credit cards provide great consumer benefits, but as with any form of borrowed money, you’ve got to be careful about how you manage credit. Here are tips for saving money on credit products – in your basic financial … Continue reading

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Money Confession – Father

At the end of the presentations I have been giving, I have asked the audience members to anonymously write down a money confession that they have not told anyone before. This is one of the confessions which I received and … Continue reading

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Ten Ways to Save on Birthday Parties

With the excesses of some of today’s birthday parties (fueled by peer groups and celebrated in shows like MTV’s My Super Sweet 16), it’s easy to get carried away in spending to host the perfect celebration. Don’t forget that frugal … Continue reading

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Money Confession – Foreign Money

I have been collecting money confessions from audience members who anonymously write it down and give it to me at the end of one of my presentations. This is one of the confessions which I received and is number 37 … Continue reading

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Money Confession – Girlfriends

One of the things I began to do a few months ago is ask audience members to anonymously write down a money confession they had at the end of my personal finance presentations. This is one of the confessions that … Continue reading

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Personal Finance Isn’t Rocket Science, It’s Self Motivation

By Jeffrey Strain “How do I get my personal finances in order?” This is a question that I get on a regular basis. While personal finances seems to be intuitive to some people, there are many people that have a … Continue reading

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Money Confession – Boat

We all have money secrets. As I have given talks, I ask the audience members to anonymously write down and confess one of their money secrets. This is one of the confessions that I received. This is confession number 35 … Continue reading

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Rewards For Reducing Debt (Your Advice)

When reducing debt, one of the problems is getting frustrated that you can never have any fun while doing it. One way to help keep yourself motivated is to give yourself rewards for reaching specific goals. This reader wants to … Continue reading

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Money Confession – Poverty

This is part of an ongoing money confession series where I have gathered money confessions from people that attended talks that I have given. This is confession number 34 in the series: “I can’t stand people who complain about money … Continue reading

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