Monthly Archives: December 2007

Don’t Be Pound Wise but Penny Foolish

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Money Lessons I’ve Learned on the Road (the hard way)

Somewhere along my most recent three-week vacation, I started to compare it to last year’s three-week road trip. I began to make a list of the little things that make a big difference when it comes to the price, cost, … Continue reading

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Save Money with Creative Problem Solving

Creativity is vital for frugal living. No, you don’t need to be a poet or a sculptor to save money, but you do need to look at life a little differently from how most people do. One of the ways … Continue reading

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Recession? Maybe. Protect Yourself in 2008

The drumbeat of recession talk continues to grow louder in the media and amongst financial analysts. The housing crisis, the credit crunch, high energy prices, the falling dollar, inflation, and slowing consumer spending are all contributing to a troubled economy. … Continue reading

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When Junk Mail Pays

Who doesn’t hate the clutter of junk mail that comes via snail mail? Someone’s always advertising something and it just seems to pile up in your garbage can. I’ve personally done virtually all I can to eliminate junk mail from … Continue reading

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Six Financial New Year’s Resolutions That You Might Actually Keep

It’s time to make your New Year’s resolutions. You know the ones: You swear to lose fifty pounds by swimsuit season, exercise more, stop smoking, get out of debt and, if you have the time, get a better job, volunteer … Continue reading

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Bank Error in Your Favor: Collect $100 or Do the Right Thing?

I remember playing Monopoly when I was younger and I remember landing on the squares that were marked Chance or Community Chest. You could get a card that said “Go straight to Jail,” “Pay $50 to each player” or “Win … Continue reading

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Create Your Own Job With Passion, Perseverance and Hard Work

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Holiday Message

No matter what your religious beliefs, Nate and I would like to take a moment to wish you and yours a very wonderful Holiday season. We’d also like to thank you for all your have done in helping the people … Continue reading

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Quick Gifts to Eat, Drink and Be Merry!

“Silver Bells” and “Silver and Gold”, some budgets just don’t allow a gift to all who deserve something for the holidays. You know how hungry animals in cartoons see our hero as a roast bird or some other tasty morsel? … Continue reading

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Advertisements That Work on Me

A number of people have pointed out that advertisements that insult consumers use these ads because they work and that I must be affected by ads, too. I agree with these comments. I never said that those particular ad strategies … Continue reading

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More Things About People and their Money that Make Me Angry

While not everyone was happy with my list of things about people and their money that make me angry, I find that my list of these things continues to grow. This is a new list gathered from interviews and personal … Continue reading

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Snow Is A Beautiful Thief

It falls, taunting you, flake after flake, coating everything you see with white wet and cold crystals. It piles up in the corners, and in its complete blinding whiteness, all you can do is fork over your wallet. It’s a … Continue reading

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Luck Has Nothing to Do With It

It’s very frustrating when people who don’t know us well attribute our decent financial situation to “luck.” As in, “You’re so lucky that you don’t have debt,” or, “You’re so lucky not to have to worry about your bills.” The … Continue reading

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Using Points to Save Money at Christmas

I have never been able to make money online. I’m terrible at it. I’ve done survey sites, sign-up for stuff sites, read these email sites and rate our product sites. I’m resigned to the fact that I’m just not creative … Continue reading

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The Item That Will Change Your Life

Why is it that we can hear that promise again and again for different products, yet we still perk our ears up to find out what it is that is being advertised and if it really will change our life? … Continue reading

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Tips for After-Christmas Shopping

Bargain hunters looking for deeply discounted Christmas items and gift recipients eager to exchange their loot for something that better fits their bodies or personalities make the day after Christmas a busy one for retailers. With 364 shopping days until … Continue reading

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Sacrifice Without Deprivation

Everyone knows you have to sacrifice in order to spend less and save more. Just how much you are willing to sacrifice depends on how much you want to save or how quickly you want to pay off debt. It … Continue reading

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Know Your Personal Business Strategy

Successful businesses spend a lot of time planning – creating a business model, a business plan, a strategy, and a mission statement. They want to define their main purpose and goals partly so that everyone in the company can stay … Continue reading

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Using the Yellow Pages to Shop and Save

I get a call, “I’ve just left the third shoe store and I still can’t find what I want!” the voice speaks to me. “Did they have anything close?” I asked. “Nothing!” “Didn’t you call them first?” “Well, no, it’s … Continue reading

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