Monthly Archives: May 2013

10 Ways to Save Money on Wine

There seems to be quite a few people who think it takes a lot of time and knowledge to understand wine, but the truth is that you simply need to learn which wines you enjoy the most. You don’t have … Continue reading

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You’re Responsible for Knowing Your Bank Balance

Lately I’ve been trying to decide whether or not to get a Target Red debit card. As much as I shop at Target, the five percent discount would be nice, but there are some drawbacks. I’m still looking into it … Continue reading

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Early Retirement Without a Huge Nest Egg

Many people dream of retiring while they’re still young enough to have some fun. Then they look at their bank balance, sigh, and decide that they will have to work until they’re eighty. This might not be true, however. Lots … Continue reading

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10 Common Credit Union Myths

There is a lot to love about credit unions, especially when they’re compared to banks. They lack the huge conglomerate feel that many big banks have, and they often have a local flavor which lets them release a quirky video … Continue reading

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Let Them Judge You

A couple of years ago, I had a run in with the neighborhood jerk. A group of neighbors was trying to mobilize against a potential new road that would cut through some properties and lower the value of others. Everyone … Continue reading

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My Boring Life: Day 121

From a money spending perspective, the next week is going to be pretty boring for you to read about because unless something unexpected happens (which is always a possibility), I’m anticipating that it’ll be a no-spend-week. This is one of … Continue reading

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10 Ways to Save Money When Visiting the Beach

With summer just around the corner, one of the top priorities for a lot of people will be to take off to the beach for a day, or for an extended vacation, when the opportunity permits. One of great things … Continue reading

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Lost Months: Minimum Wage Challenge Days 49 – 120

Well, it certainly has been awhile. If you can remember that far back, in late February I was diagnosed with extremely low vitamin D after going to visit my doctor because I had a fuzzy head. Over the last 2+ … Continue reading

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It’s Dirt Cheap!

The other day I was perusing another personal finance message board when I came upon, of all things, a debate about the merits of Blu-ray versus standard DVD. It came about because someone was mad that they were being “forced” … Continue reading

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