Monthly Archives: February 2012

You Only Live Once, So Don’t Blow It

A woman that I know casually from church recently lost her husband. He died after a long illness at the young age of forty-two. Any way you look at it, it’s a tragedy. However, there is one bright spot. The … Continue reading

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Save Money On Gas: Avoid These 12 Gas Saving Myths

With gas prices once again on the rise, more and more people will be looking for ways to save money on gas. In their pursuit to achieve this goal, they very well may end up hurting their pocket book. Many … Continue reading

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20 Changes I Made to Lose 100 Lbs and Save Money

By David Cummings It’s funny how it’s the little things that seem to make clear what you have known all along, but refused to acknowledge. On March 20, 2011 I bent down to tie a shoe lace that had come … Continue reading

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Cash Mobs, Huge Mark-Ups, Resume Tips and Carnivals

Here are a few articles that I came across this past week that peaked my interest that may provide some good weekend reading: An interesting take to help locally owned businesses in difficult economic times. Cash Mobs are organizes customer … Continue reading

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Be Young, Be Frugal

I was pretty young when I got serious about saving money and being more frugal. I didn’t do it with some grand notion of preparing for my old age or anything, I just wanted more money for emergencies and to … Continue reading

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Common Misconceptions About Working From Home

When most people tell me they want to work from home, I can tell they have an idealized vision of what it will be like. They’re envisioning total creative freedom, not having to commute or pay for child care, and … Continue reading

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100+ Home-Based Jobs and Businesses

Many people long to work from home, but they say, “I don’t know what I could do.” I see posts and want ads all the time from people seeking some sort of legitimate work from home opportunity offered by someone … Continue reading

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50 Ways to Reuse Dryer Sheets

I have to admit that I enjoy figuring out new ways to use things. I’ve never thought much of the lowly dryer sheet (sometimes referred to as a fabric softener sheet), but have come to learn that it can do … Continue reading

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20 Ways NOT to Teach Your Kids about Money

There’s a lot of talk about how parents can prepare their kids for financial independence, but it’s just as important to point out ways that parents can unknowingly hurt their children’s financial success. If you haven’t started teaching your kids … Continue reading

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Stores Know When You’re Pregnant, Upward Mobility Myth and Carnivals

Here is some reading that I came across this past week that I found interesting. How Target Figured Out A Teen Girl Was Pregnant Before Her Father Did: Kind of a scary article, but one that should wake you up … Continue reading

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Money Lessons Learned from Pretty Woman

The movie, “Pretty Woman” came out when I was in college and it remains one of my favorites to this day. On the surface, the movie is about a prostitute (Vivian, played by Julia Roberts)) who finds the man of … Continue reading

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House Ads: Paying Off Your Mortgage Through Advertising?

For anyone struggling to make their mortgage payment or whose house is currently upside down, the offer of someone paying your mortgage payments would seem like a dream come true. That is what an advertising company, Brainiacs From Mars, says … Continue reading

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Stupid Survey Questions

I got a survey the other day about my attitudes on the economy. I had to laugh when I got to the question that read, “Do you find yourself striving to save more money on your everyday purchases or foregoing … Continue reading

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How To Afford Expensive Things

On another finance site that I frequent, a poster asked for tips on how to afford an expensive car without incurring super-huge payments. She wanted to know if there were any “out of the box” ways to magically afford such … Continue reading

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The Gospel of Consumption, The Zuckerberg Tax, Teaching Money to Preschoolers and Carnivals

Here are some of the articles that I came across this past week that peaked my interest: The Gospel of Consumption: This is an interesting read about how companies figured out how to make us the consumers that we are. … Continue reading

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When Your Fun Makes You Want More

One of my favorite things to do every spring is to go to the big RV show held at the convention center. I love to look at all the new RV’s and drool over million dollar coaches that only a … Continue reading

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100 Ways To Show Your Love For Free

I hate Valentine’s Day. It’s not because I’m not a romantic. I am (but don’t tell anyone). I hate it because it’s a holiday that makes a lot of people feel badly about themselves because of what they may not … Continue reading

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50 Ways to Save Money on Food

Food is one of the biggest line items in a budget, usually behind only rent or a mortgage — and maybe the utilities. It’s also a necessity so you can’t just give it up and eliminate the cost. Many people … Continue reading

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Four Important Reasons To Harp On Small Expenses

I’ve been helping a neighbor attack her New Year’s resolution to get her finances in order. She’s been writing down all of her spending for a couple of weeks and I’m helping her identify things that can be cut back. … Continue reading

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Super Bowl Activities and Carnivals

I love the Super Bowl, but probably not why you think. For me, the Super Bowl is a great time to do activities on a weekend without the crowds. It is a great day to go skiing as you have … Continue reading

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