Author Archives: Shane C.

Throw Out The Budget

I find budgeting unreliable. Whatever method you use to budget, there is a good chance you are wasting your time, and possibly money. Just to be clear, when I say “budget,” I mean trying to predict how much you will … Continue reading

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Financial Lessons From Fantasy Football

Our personal finances mirror many things in life, and fantasy football is no exception. Wittingly or not, we apply many of the same tactics to succeed in both. At the risk of using way too many football analogies in one … Continue reading

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Paying Less Isn’t Always Smart

Technology has made it much simpler to compare rates and find the cheapest prices for services and products. Why pull out the phone book to call several insurance agents to find the best price when you can visit one website … Continue reading

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10 Steps to a More Effective Complaint Letter

No matter how careful you are about your spending, there is still a chance the product or service you receive will not live up to your expectations. However, having your problem resolved is not always as simple as contacting customer … Continue reading

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