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Always Check your Bill. Catching an Error Just Saved me $702!
Wed, 09/29/10 | 7 Comments
Always Check your Bill. Catching an Error Just Saved me $702!

Every year I get my new homeowner’s insurance policy, and it goes up $30 or so for the annual premium. And I get pissed. In this economy, when my home value has plummeted for years, …

The Age of Disloyalty & Career Change: Should you Tell your Employer you are Changing Careers?
Mon, 09/27/10 | 11 Comments
The Age of Disloyalty & Career Change: Should you Tell your Employer you are Changing Careers?

The Generation of Career Change
In 2008, the Bureau of Labor Service released comprehensive data regarding duration of employment over the past 30 years. The results show how short our working lifespan is at one particular …

Is the “Manager Special” Ever a Good Idea?
Tue, 09/21/10 | 11 Comments
Is the “Manager Special” Ever a Good Idea?

“The Daily Special”
When I worked in the restaurant business back in high school as a busboy at a pancake house (no shame in that), I remember walking back in the kitchen and seeing a table …

The Cheapest Data Plans for Mobile Phones
Mon, 09/20/10 | 2 Comments
The Cheapest Data Plans for Mobile Phones

Mobile Data Plans Vary Widely in Price & Usage Limits
We’ve already entered the era of smartphone – even though some of us may choose to stay behind.
With the smartphone emergence and the decline …

How Much Do you Tip for Takeout Food?
Wed, 09/15/10 | 45 Comments
How Much Do you Tip for Takeout Food?

How Much Tip for Takeout (if anything)?
A while back, I asked readers the question, “how much do you tip for food delivery?“. It inspired an interesting, and somewhat heated debate! The differences in opinion in …

10 Library Freebies you Might Not have Known (or Forgot) About
Mon, 09/13/10 | 11 Comments
10 Library Freebies you Might Not have Known (or Forgot) About

Libraries and Personal Finance go Hand-in-Hand
Every community needs a good library. And every good personal financier needs a library card. If you haven’t been to the library since you were a kid, they’ve changed a …


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