Monthly Archives: June 2013

Unexpected Money and Opportunity: Fun Money Friday

Getting unexpected money (or an unexpected opportunity to earn money) is one of the best things that can happen in your financial life. I’m not talking about things like tax refunds which, while you may choose to treat it as … Continue reading

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10 Ways to Save Money at National Parks

If you are planning to escape for a week or two this summer, one of the great deals out there is visiting our nation’s national parks. They offer some of the most beautiful scenery and outdoor experiences for families to … Continue reading

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Thank You For Saving Me Money

I stopped by Chick-Fil-A this week for dinner, only to discover that they’ve discontinued my favorite side dish, carrot and raisin salad. I was disappointed because I don’t eat fries and it was always nice to have one place that … Continue reading

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10 Common Ways the Average Family Wastes Food

One of the best ways to save money is to reduce the amount of waste within your family. If you are wasting things that still could be used, it’s the same as throwing away money. One area where most families … Continue reading

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Stuff Is Almost Never a Good Investment

I had a small chuckle at a yard sale the other day. The seller had tons of Beanie Babies for sale. All of them had the “tag protectors” on the tags and a few were in those little plastic display … Continue reading

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Happiness Comes From Being Yourself: Fun Money Friday

I’m going to try something new here at Saving Advice for the coming weeks, and that is having “Fun Money Fridays.” Most of the time we (that is, all financial bloggers, talking heads, and advisors) focus on the negative and … Continue reading

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Eventually Saving Money is Easy

Recently, an acquaintance asked me for some financial advice. “Give me your easiest financial tips. You know, stuff that I don’t have to work too hard at. I’ve got to pay off some debt and save up some cash for … Continue reading

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How Will You Get Rid of It?

When making a big (or even small) purchase, many people fail to think about the end game. What happens when you no longer want the item, it’s old and broken down, or you have to sell it to help with … Continue reading

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How to Get the Best Deals at Thrift Stores

I have to admit that I really enjoy looking for treasure in what other people consider junk. I love to rummage around places looking for weird and unusual items, whether it be at flea markets, garage sales or thrift stores. … Continue reading

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Just Because It’s Not In the Budget Doesn’t Mean It’s an Emergency

A friend of mine has been freaking out the last couple of weeks because her oldest child is graduating from high school this year. While she’s thrilled about this, she’s worried about the money. “I’ve got to get him a … Continue reading

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10 Reasons You’re Not A Millionaire

There seems to be an impression that the only reason that people aren’t able to become millionaires is because they don’t work hard enough. The truth is that hard work has very little to do with becoming a millionaire. That’s … Continue reading

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10 Ways to Earn Money from Your Passion

Have you ever had a passion or hobby that you loved so much that you wanted it to be your full-time job? While very few people can translate their passion into a full-time job, plenty of people have earned money … Continue reading

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Don’t Be a Shopping Zombie

I don’t know if it was a full moon, the holiday weekend, or whether I was just engaging in more people watching than usual, but I had an odd experience in Target this week. I ran in to pick up … Continue reading

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10 Life Choices That Will Hurt Your Finances

Sometimes people make life choices that end up negatively affecting them in their future. Life doesn’t always make things easy and when things get difficult, it can be difficult to make a good choice. Unfortunately, we live in a society … Continue reading

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Wealth That Doesn’t Come From Money

When we think of wealth, our thoughts automatically jump to money. Maybe things like real estate, stock options, or large houses are also included. But that’s just one definition of the word “wealth.” Other definitions include, “A plentiful supply of … Continue reading

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Earning Money on YouTube: Days 146 and 147

Returning from being a tour guide, I spent the last two days catching up on a bunch of work that had been pushed aside while I was having fun traveling to all the national parks. While there isn’t anything too … Continue reading

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10 Father’s Day Gadgets Dad Will Love and Save Money

Father’s day is just around the corner, and if there is anything that dad’s love, it’s gadgets. if a gadget is on the list of gifts you are planning to buy your father for this special day, why not opt … Continue reading

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The Wave and Home: Days 144 and 145

The last couple of days of the trip sure arrived quickly. One of the main reasons that I was invited to go on this trip as a guide was because my dad and his wife wanted to go and see … Continue reading

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No Forgiveness for Youthful Stupidity

My neighbor’s child graduated from college this week. When she came over to thank me for the gift I sent, I asked her how the job hunt was going. “Not great,” she sighed. “What happened?” I asked. “Well, I had … Continue reading

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Have the Courage to Envision a Different Life

I’ve met many people over the years who, when talk turns to making changes that would save them money and/or give them more freedom, start in with “I can’t” and “I won’t” without ever giving any serious consideration to the … Continue reading

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