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The 17-Item Grocery Challenge: Creating A Low-Cost Food Plan
Tue, 09/9/14 | 16 Comments
The 17-Item Grocery Challenge: Creating A Low-Cost Food Plan

The one expense category where my wife and I have not cut back on is food.
The average cost for food, per household, was $6,599 in the last full year of measured data. Despite rarely dining …

Are you Ordinary? Here’s the Secret to Becoming Rich
Tue, 09/2/14 | 21 Comments
Are you Ordinary? Here’s the Secret to Becoming Rich

We’ve all seen the catchy headlines and probably even shamefully clicked on a few of them (no shame with THIS article though):
“Frugal teacher retires with $2 million in savings”.
“Mailman makes millions in the stock market.”
“Librarian …

A New Car with 84 MPG at $6,800? Would you Buy an Elio Motors Car?
Thu, 08/28/14 | 35 Comments
A New Car with 84 MPG at $6,800? Would you Buy an Elio Motors Car?

I’m a bit of a car geek when it comes to automotive fuel efficiency gains.
But I’ve grown a bit cynical over the years. You see, every now and then a tiny car will come along …

Gen Y Retirement Savings Goal: $2 Million?
Mon, 08/25/14 | 13 Comments
Gen Y Retirement Savings Goal: $2 Million?

According to 77% of 226 investment advisors, in a recent survey, the low bar for what Gen Y should save for retirement is $2 million.
One author and investment firm president was quoted as prescribing,
“For a …

Credit Karma Now Offers Free Credit Report Access!
Mon, 08/18/14 | 4 Comments
Credit Karma Now Offers Free Credit Report Access!

Longtime readers will know that I have been using Credit Karma to monitor my credit score for a while now. The free consumer credit information service (best way I can think of to describe it) built …

Personal Responsibility and Finance
Mon, 08/11/14 | 8 Comments
Personal Responsibility and Finance

Fresh off of my snarky “crowdfund my wedding” post a few weeks back, I have been keeping an eye on the latest crowdfunding trends. What a racket!
There was the story of the attractive and heavily …


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