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The Myth That Quitting Smoking Will Save Money

I know that what I’m about to write will go against everything that conventional wisdom and financial experts preach, but the truth is that quitting smoking does not save money — at least not in the short-term. Let’s start by … Continue reading

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Financial Reasons to Quit Your Daily Soda Habit

At this time of year, many of us begin to think about bad habits we have that we want to break. While some of these bad habits are obvious like smoking, others are less so like watching TV. Drinking soda … Continue reading

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Using Money to Break a Bad Habit: The Return of the Swear Jar

Lately I’ve noticed that I have become quite the potty mouth. I wasn’t always this way. In fact, I didn’t even learn any good swear words until I was in college and my roommate taught me all she knew. (Yes, … Continue reading

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How Soda & A Pack of Cigs Kept Me from Buying My Dream Truck

Ok, I admit it. I have a serious addiction. Two of them in fact. Everyday, I allow myself one soda and a pack of cigarettes. On Saturday, I have two sodas. My elixir of choice is Diet Mountain Dew. I’ve … Continue reading

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