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When Is a Deal a Good Deal?

When is a deal a good deal? Unless something is absolutely free, we are necessarily paying for it, so how do we decide if something is worth buying? Even if something is absolutely free, there may still be costs associated … Continue reading

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How to Opportunity Budget

When setting up and running a household budget, the most important thing is that it works for you and your household. There are many good systems and practices that people may recommend, but the ultimate test of such a system … Continue reading

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Can a Brand New Car Be a Better Deal than a Used Car?

Since I first became interested in personal finance a few years ago, I have been dead set against buying a new car. As a person who likes to save money, the thought of buying something that would depreciate tremendously as … Continue reading

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“I Spy” a Saving Opportunity

Just in case you have spotted me checking out all the library books I can find by Walter Wick, best known as co-creator of the I Spy books, I have a confession to make: they’re not really for my kids. … Continue reading

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Every Financial Decision You Make is a Deal or No Deal Question

I’ve personally never seen this game show, but recently I saw a parody of it that was done at my church when they were talking about finances. It was actually very interesting how they laid it out and made the … Continue reading

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I stopped, I looked, I wanted – Fighting the Impulse to Blindly Consume

I’m usually very good at shopping with a list, knowing exactly what I’m going to a store to get, and coming out with only those items. But every now and then, like this weekend, I’m assaulted by the “I want … Continue reading

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