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Weekly Personal Finance Reading Round-Up

Weekend reading is a round-up of personal finance reading that has caught our eye that may be of interest to you: Discussions From The Forums These are threads started this past week within the forums which have created quite a … Continue reading

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Summer Finance Fun for Kids

School is out and the kids are home. If it hasn’t happened already, chances are it won’t be long before you hear those famous words: “I’m bored.” Now would be a good time to use that boredom to teach kids … Continue reading

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Weekly Personal Finance Reading Round-Up

Weekend reading is a round-up of personal finance reading that has caught our eye that may be of interest to you: Discussions From The Forums These are threads started this past week within the forums which have created quite a … Continue reading

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Personal Finance Weekend Reading Round-Up

Weekend reading is a round-up of personal finance reading that has caught our eye that may be of interest to you: Discussions From The Forums These are threads started this past week within the forums which have created quite a … Continue reading

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Personal Finance Weekly Reading Round-Up

Weekend reading is a round-up of personal finance reading that has caught our eye that may be of interest to you: Discussions From The Forums These are threads started this past week within the forums which have created quite a … Continue reading

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Personal Finance Reading Weekly Round-Up

Weekend reading is a round-up of personal finance reading that has caught our eye that may be of interest to you: Discussions From The Forums These are threads started this past week within the forums which have created quite a … Continue reading

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Personal Finance Weekly Reading Round-Up

Weekend reading is a round-up of personal finance reading that has caught our eye that may be of interest to you: Discussions From The Forums These are threads started this past week within the forums which have created quite a … Continue reading

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Personal Finance Weekly Round-Up

Weekend reading is a round-up of personal finance reading that has caught our eye that may be of interest to you: Discussions From The Forums These are threads started this past week within the forums which have created quite a … Continue reading

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Weekend Personal Finance Reading Round-Up

Weekend reading is a round-up of personal finance reading that has caught our eye that may be of interest to you: Stamp Out Hunger Day May 10th is national “Stamp Out Hunger” day. On Saturday, May 10th, your mail carrier … Continue reading

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Personal Finance Weekend Reading

Weekend reading is a round-up of personal finance reading that has caught our eye that may be of interest to you: Discussions From The Forums These are threads started this past week within the forums which have created quite a … Continue reading

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Personal Finance Weekend Reading Roundup

Weekend reading is a round-up of personal finance reading that has caught our eye that may be of interest to you: Discussions From The Forums These are threads started this past week within the forums which have created quite a … Continue reading

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Personal Finance Weekend Reading

Weekend reading is a round-up of personal finance reading that has caught our eye that may be of interest to you: Blog Contest Winners Each month we run a fun blog contest among the savingadvice member bloggers. These are the … Continue reading

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Personal Finance Reading

Last weekend a group of personal finance bloggers got together in San Francisco to discuss personal finance and Web 2.0. The event was sponsored by MyStrands, Inc. in conjunction with Networth IQ and Expensr and called the Personal Finance Leaders … Continue reading

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Gas and 9/10 Cent: What Difference Does It Make?

My husband and I often remember prices differently: I think it was $5; he thinks it was $4. Turns out it was $4.99. The difference is how we view the cost — I automatically round up in my mind: $0.89 … Continue reading

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Why I Use Credit Cards More and More (and What Would Make Me Return to Cash)

What I am about to say may be shocking to some in financially responsible circles: I use my credit cards more and more each year. Now, to make a disclaimer, I have never been tempted to rack up credit card … Continue reading

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10 Reasons Why I Love Our Credit Union

Since I landed my first job at age 15, I have been with the same bank. It is a credit union open only to residents of Washington State and I love the perks it gives us. When my husband and … Continue reading

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How do you start fixing your financial problems?

If you’re on this site, you’re at least going the right direction. If you’ve gone to the library to check out some books, if you’re searching through some weblogs, if you’re talking to your best friends about money instead of … Continue reading

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Hunting for Change

Along with tracking my “penny wise” savings this year, another thing I vowed to do was to track where I found money. I don’t mean “finding” as in digging in my couch cushions or getting my tax refund. I mean … Continue reading

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Crafting is More than Saving Money

At craft shows, a maze of booths show off handcrafted original wares. Some things are common from show to show, like polymer clay jewelry, stained-glass window d├ęcor, and beaded designs, but it’s not the medium that matters, it’s the artist’s … Continue reading

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Holiday Tipping Rules ($10 Question)

With the holiday season almost upon us (or already in full swing if you accept what retailers are telling us), what are your holiday tipping rules? I had a quite lively debate about this with a group of friends who … Continue reading

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