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The One-Month Spending Crash-Diet: Weeks 2-3

I can see it. The end. It’s almost here. We only have one week left of no-spend month, where we vowed to only spend $400 for all of November on everything we need, including groceries, entertainment, and gas. But it’s … Continue reading

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Personal Finance Reading for the Weekend

Weekend reading is a round-up of personal finance and money related stories that caught the eye of our forum members this week: Big Three auto CEOs flew private jets to ask for taxpayer money This is when you know the … Continue reading

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Share The Wealth?

We must understand the word, wealth. The dictionary defines the word, wealth, as the state of having plenty of money or possessions. Ok, what does plenty mean? An adequate or more than adequate amount. Would you say that you are … Continue reading

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Weekend Personal Finance Reading

Weekend reading is a round-up of personal finance and money related stories that caught the eye of our forum members this week: The Economy: Hundreds Line Up For Jobs At New In-N-Out GM failure: The shockwave Homeowner denial: My home … Continue reading

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What AC/DC can teach us about personal finance

AC/DC released their first album in 8 years on October 20th, 2008 and within a week, Black Ice hit number one on the Billboard Hard Rock chart. They have sold over 200 million albums worldwide. They were ranked number 4 … Continue reading

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The One-Month Spending Crash Diet

Last week, I outlined our plan to make November a spending crash diet. We have only $400 to pay for gas, groceries, entertainment, etc. — everything that isn’t a monthly recurring bill — for the entire month. By day four, … Continue reading

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Personal Finance and Money Weekend Reading

Weekend reading is a round-up of personal finance and money related stories that caught the eye of our forum members this week: People having trouble paying their utility bills In this economy, even sex doesn’t sell Food storage makes a … Continue reading

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Repair or Replace?

This past weekend the battery in my cordless phone died. I thought, “No problem. I’ll just run out and get a new battery.” When I got to the store I was disgusted to find that a new battery cost $18.99. … Continue reading

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Control and Letting Go In Times of Economic Crisis

I see many people worrying themselves sick over this economic crisis. Their worry is jeopardizing their health and happiness. They can’t sleep or eat (or they eat and sleep too much). They’ve stopped exercising. They aren’t taking care of themselves … Continue reading

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White Bread & Green Dough or How I Opened an Online Bakery

At the beginning of this year, I was looking for a way to supplement our income. I do seasonal data processing and the spring season had not yet begun. I had prior experience with selling handmade jewelry on the internet … Continue reading

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The Bliss of Ignorance

I have a friend who is, shall we say, “crunchy” (in the best sense of the word). She and her family eschew many modern conveniences such as dishwashers, fast food, and big box stores in favor of doing things the … Continue reading

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The Cost of Saving Money

I love saving money. Ask my wife, she’d be the first to tell you. She thinks I’m a tightwad and that I wrote the book on skinning a flint. I like to think she is maybe a bit facetious. Maybe. … Continue reading

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What Forrest Gump Taught Me about Finances

My husband loves the movie, Forrest Gump. He can almost follow the script word for word. This is a football, beer and pizza loving man, we are talking about here. When I asked him why he liked the movie so … Continue reading

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What the Economic Crisis Means to You

At any given time in your life you may find yourself in a financial situation not of your making. The recent credit crisis in America is a prime example. It is a uniquely perfect storm to be sure, the kind … Continue reading

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Financial Stories From The Last Week

Weekend reading is a round-up of personal finance and money related stories that caught the eye of our forum members this week: Why Asian Foods Save You Money Where the pros are putting their cash U.S. may take stakes in … Continue reading

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Go After the High Hanging Financial Fruit

Not long ago I wrote about low hanging financial fruit. These are the easy things you can do to save money that don’t require a lot of time, effort, specialized knowledge, or lifestyle alterations. Now I’d like to move on … Continue reading

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Looking for Someone to Blog about Their Debt

We are looking for someone in debt that is willing to blog about it. We recently purchased the Blogging Away Debt Blog and are looking for someone to take over the blogging from Tricia once she has paid off all … Continue reading

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Ten Tips for Do It Yourselfers in the Making

If you own a home, you probably already know that maintaining it costs a lot more than you expected it would when you bought it. Even if you are not living in the first home that you bought, every house … Continue reading

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Eight Things My Hair Taught Me About Personal Finance

I have demanding hair. It’s thick and curly and tends toward frizziness if I don’t beat it into submission. Like many women, I’ve fought a lifelong love/hate battle with my hair. At times I’ve wanted it straighter, shorter, longer, thinner, … Continue reading

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The Plain Truth and Your Finances

As the economic decline slides further into uncertainty, we have to take a hard look at our own familial finances and begin to ask some serious questions. It’s time to take off those rose-colored glasses. First, we all need to … Continue reading

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