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The Minimum Wage Millionaire Excerpt: The Game of Life

By Bill Edgar Editor’s Note: The The Minimum Wage Millionaire is a book aimed at teenagers and parents of teenagers who want to better understand how money works. The book puts forth practical approaches on ways for teens with part-time … Continue reading

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Lost Months: Minimum Wage Challenge Days 49 – 120

Well, it certainly has been awhile. If you can remember that far back, in late February I was diagnosed with extremely low vitamin D after going to visit my doctor because I had a fuzzy head. Over the last 2+ … Continue reading

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Lost Week: Day 42 – 48

It’s been a rough week where I have had minimal productivity. I realized after the low vitamin D diagnosis that I had been doing some things on my own to fight the effects which weren’t particularly healthy including eating a … Continue reading

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Gaining Weight: Day 40 & 41

As I expected, I woke up quite sore from a the day of digging in the sand. I definitely used more than a few muscles that I don’t normally use, and my body decided to remind me of that the … Continue reading

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Free Hobbies and Vitamin D: Day 39

It appears that we have found the culprit to my fuzzy head. All my blood tests came back within the normal range except for my vitamin D test which came in well below what it was supposed to be (for … Continue reading

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Paying More For Car Maintenance: Day 38

If I keep my eyes open for coupons, I can get an oil change and tire rotation for $19.95 in my area without a problem. That’s less than it would cost me for the oil and filter, not to mention … Continue reading

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Fuzzy Head: Day 37

I’m pretty sure that my doctors think I’m nuts. Since my head has been “fuzzy” for a few weeks (and has progressed to the point where it was getting difficult for me to get anything done during the day), I … Continue reading

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Unexpected Outing: Day 36

I have grown to learn that many of my friends call me when they have a last-minute change of plans because they know that I have the flexibility to do things on the spur of the moment that many people … Continue reading

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Winning and Losing: Day 34 & 35

My team didn’t win on Super Bowl Sunday, but that wasn’t the biggest controversy. In hindsight, I guess I should have seen something like this coming when it comes to my sister. I spent the day with my dad at … Continue reading

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January Review: Day 32 & 33

My current house sitting job ends tomorrow, so a good part of the day was spent cleaning the place to make it look better on their return. Washing, vacuuming, cleaning and all that fun stuff. While doing all that, I … Continue reading

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I Want That: Day 30 & 31

I rarely get the consumer bug. Anyone that knows me well also know that if you want to take me shopping, chances are you’re going to have to drag me screaming and yelling the entire way. I rarely “lust” after … Continue reading

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Bye-Bye $485: Day 29

Reality set in today as I received my monthly health insurance bill: a painful $485. That will be nearly $6,000 a year out of the $17,000 budget or about one-third of all the money I have. This makes it very … Continue reading

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Not My Best Moment: Day 28

If there were ever a reward for people who somehow seem to embarrass themselves on an ongoing basis, I would certainly be in the running to receive it. I kept up that tradition with flying colors today. I usually take … Continue reading

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Dull Razor Blades: Day 27

One of the risks which comes along with traveling from house to house to house is that sometimes I forget things. I have plenty of razors (TIP: I get them for free from drug stores — every time a razor … Continue reading

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Car Repair Failure & Golden Gate Bridge: Day 25 & 26

Why is it that when there is something wrong with a car, whatever seems to be wrong with it miraculously resolves itself the minute that you bring the car in to get repaired? Today was the last day I had … Continue reading

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TV Panic: Day 23 & 24

With the end of the current house sitting job, I have three days before the next one begins. Since I’ve managed to not have to pay anything for lodging so far this month, I figured that I should try to … Continue reading

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Doing More Than Is Expected: Day 22

This might sound a little strange, but I’m finding that if I want to save money and reduce my costs as part of this minimum wage challenge, one of the best ways to do that is to do more than … Continue reading

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$5 Down The Drain: Day 20

Despite my sister insisting that going out for coffee isn’t a real date, I had plans to meet a friend of a friend who was supposedly “perfect” for me at a local coffee shop. I had a few reservations about … Continue reading

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What’s A Real Date? Day 19

Apparently, my thoughts of going to a coffee shop or hiking don’t qualify as a “real date” according to my sister. While I realize this is just another attempt by her to try to get me to spend more money … Continue reading

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Near Money Disaster: Day 18

As I previously noted, I like to leave places in better shape than when I arrived, so I spent most of the morning vacuuming and cleaning up the house where I had been house sitting. I consider myself a fairly … Continue reading

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