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How Much Electricity Costs to Power Household Devices & How to Cut your Usage
Mon, 01/30/12 | 20 Comments
How Much Electricity Costs to Power Household Devices & How to Cut your Usage

“Micromanaging” has a certain negative connotation due to its application in a work environment.
When it comes to budgeting, however, micromanagement should be embraced (don’t let anyone tell you otherwise).
Any time you are able to not …

Yes, there is Life After Cable TV: Share your Story
Wed, 01/25/12 | 31 Comments
Yes, there is Life After Cable TV: Share your Story

I have a love-hate…OK, it’s 99% hate relationship with Comcast and cable TV.
I negotiate with Comcast frequently (most recently saving $200 over 6 months) – and that gives me the justification (or excuse) that I …

Why “Spend Less than you Earn” is Flawed Financial Advice
Tue, 01/24/12 | 21 Comments
Why “Spend Less than you Earn” is Flawed Financial Advice

One of the most over-used, over-rated, over-hyped financial cliches out there is “spend less than you earn” or similarly spend less than you make”.
We’ve all heard it. Many of us have lived by it. But is …

The Tale of Grandy, my Dying Car
Mon, 01/23/12 | 15 Comments
The Tale of Grandy, my Dying Car

A few years ago, my wife and I sold one of our two vehicles (the newer one, with payments) and decided to share our other vehicle as I decided to start bus commuting and riding …

How to Get 3 Free Credit Reports Per Year (with no Strings Attached)
Tue, 01/17/12 | 4 Comments
How to Get 3 Free Credit Reports Per Year (with no Strings Attached)

Free Credit Report Basics
Keeping up with your credit reports is essential for anyone who is serious about their financial well-being. They may be the only way for you to detect if your identity has been …

2012 Tax Deadline
Mon, 01/16/12 | No Comment
2012 Tax Deadline

Update: this post is a bit out of date, so here are details on this year’s tax deadline.
Take note that the 2012 tax deadline (for your 2011 taxes) will be Tuesday, April 17, 2012.
Why isn’t …


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