Monthly Archives: December 2013

How to Prepare for the 52 Week Make Money Challenge

Much like its twin savings challenge, the 52 week make money challenge gives the impression that it shouldn’t be too difficult to accomplish. That’s one of the points that makes it so appealing. It’s also what can lure people into … Continue reading

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Join the 52 Week Make Money Challenge for 2014

While talking with some friends who attempted the 52 week money challenge last year, it became apparent that a lot of them had frustration because they didn’t feel that there were many areas in their budget where they could save. … Continue reading

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The 52 Week Make Money Challenge

Update: You can join the 2014 52 Week Make Money Challenge For people who feel that they have saved as much money as they can on their current expenses, but still would like to build a cushion or emergency fund, … Continue reading

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How to Succeed at the 52 Week Money Challenge

When it comes to the 52 week money challenge, the ultimate goal is to succeed by saving that $1,378 by the end of the year. While the challenge appears simple in theory, it’s actually a little more difficult to complete … Continue reading

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Preparing for the 52 Week Save Money Challenge

Most people who decide to take on the 52 Week Money Challenge see that they only need to save $1 the first week, $2 the second week, $3 the third week and $4 the fourth week for a total of … Continue reading

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Join the 52 Week Money Challenge to Save $1400 in 2014

Click image to enlarge or print here (pdf)It’s that time again to begin thinking about ways to save money for the coming year. For those of you who don’t have an emergency fund, this is especially important. A popular challenge … Continue reading

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Wealth Tips from the Real Wolf of Wall Street, Jordan Belfort

Jordan Belfort is the real Wolf of Wall Street. He’s the one who wrote the book that has been turned into the movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio. Neither paints a pretty picture of him, but they do show that he was … Continue reading

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Why I Have Never Bought My Nieces a Christmas Present

Some people think I’m the worst uncle in the world (fortunately, there are others that disagree). My nieces are six and eight this year and I have never purchased a Christmas present for them. A lot of people think I’m … Continue reading

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After Christmas Sale Arbitrage: How to Make Money Starting December 26

There are a lot of people who know that there’s a good opportunity to save money at after Christmas sales on things they’ll use during the year. Along with savings for yourself, these sales are also a great opportunity to … Continue reading

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Why You Should Skip Making New Year’s Resolutions

It’s that time of the year again. My guess is that you’re beginning to think about putting together a list of New Year’s resolutions if you haven’t already begun to do so. If you have started and you’re planning to … Continue reading

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Why Duck Dynasty Was Right Even if You Think Phil Robertson Was Wrong

I have both liberal and conservative friends, and they have completely opposite views as to whether what Phil Robertson from Duck Dynasty said about gays was right or wrong. That issue can be debated for hours, and I’m sure that … Continue reading

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The Best Items to Buy After Christmas to Save Money

After Christmas sales can be a great opportunity to save money on products (they can also be a good was to make some extra money), but the key to making it true savings is that you buy items that you … Continue reading

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How Target’s “Free” Credit Monitoring Offer Can Cost You

In my original post about the Target credit card data breach, I mentioned that one of the things that Target was likely to do was to offer a free year of credit card monitoring. This is what they included in … Continue reading

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The Target Credit Card Breach Could Personally Cost You More Than $600

I’ve been telling friends who have shopped at Target this holiday season to make sure that they cancel their debit and credit cards and get new ones. I’ve been surprised that some seem fairly nonchalant about it, and they aren’t … Continue reading

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National Parks Service Offers Nine Fee Free Entrance Days in 2014

One of the best deals around is our national parks. If you have a permanent disability or you’re a current military member or their dependent, you can get special passes that allow you to get into National Parks at no … Continue reading

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Not a Merry Christmas: People Stealing Food from the Needy for Profit in San Francisco

If you want to get your blood boiling, just take a look at the video below. This took place at Glide Memorial Church in San Francisco by a local TV station. It’s the complete antithesis of what the holiday season … Continue reading

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Cancelling Target Stolen Credit Card Shouldn’t Hurt Your Credit Score

Anyone who has shopped at Target during the holiday season (November 29 through December 15, 2013) and used a credit card or debit card (including the Target Red Card) for the transaction has likely had their information compromised. There are … Continue reading

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Target Credit Card Information Stolen: Steps You Should Take to Protect Yourself

Target is a great place to save money, but it’s being reported that up to 40 million credit and debit cards have been compromised (including the Target Red Cards). The theft took place from November 27 though December 15, 2013. … Continue reading

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