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Wedding Expenses and Marriage Succes? Now We Have Data
Mon, 10/20/14 | 13 Comments
Wedding Expenses and Marriage Succes? Now We Have Data

You may already know that I’m not a big fan of materialistic wedding expenses. More specifically, I think that the average cost of a wedding is stupidly high ($29,858 last year) and the average engagement …

Ask Your CEO for a Raise for 300,000 Co-Workers (& Other Ways to End up at the Bottom of the Sea)
Mon, 10/13/14 | 11 Comments
Ask Your CEO for a Raise for 300,000 Co-Workers (& Other Ways to End up at the Bottom of the Sea)

In case you missed it, here’s a fun little story for you. Wells Fargo (a massive top 4 bank headquartered in San Francisco) made the news last week, with a rather intriguing story.
One of its …

Prepaid Cell Plan Hacking: $7 Per Month and a Nice Phone?
Mon, 10/6/14 | 19 Comments
Prepaid Cell Plan Hacking: $7 Per Month and a Nice Phone?

For years, my wife had maintained her cell phone service with Net10 (one of the big prepaid MVNO carriers).
Even though it was dirt cheap at just $16.44 per month (including regulatory fees), it had been …

Why you Are Not Taking your Paid Vacation Days, but SHOULD (Damnit!)
Mon, 09/29/14 | 14 Comments

Previous generations of workers fought their butts off for paid vacation leave. Some succeeded in getting this essential employee benefit from their employers. Others did not.
As a matter of fact, to this very day, the …

How to Avoid Credit Card Late Fees & Interest Charges
Wed, 09/24/14 | 7 Comments
How to Avoid Credit Card Late Fees & Interest Charges

Last week, I made the case for credit cards vs. debit cards.
There is one big caveat, which I gave towards the end of the post:
“You should only apply for and use credit cards if you …

Save to Win (Lottery Tickets)!
Mon, 09/22/14 | 8 Comments
Save to Win (Lottery Tickets)!

Do you like playing the lottery?
Then you’ll LOVE turning your savings account in to a lottery ticket!
OK, that sounds worse than it is, but that’s the general concept behind Save to Win and other “prize …


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