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A Personal Savings Rate by Country Comparison
Mon, 09/5/11 | 17 Comments
A Personal Savings Rate by Country Comparison

I’ve been on a bit of a personal savings rate kick lately. Why, you may ask? Because this one little financial ratio is a huge predictor of not only how responsible one is with their …

How to Negotiate a Lower Comcast Bill
Sat, 08/27/11 | 79 Comments
How to Negotiate a Lower Comcast Bill

Comcast had thrown me for a bit of a loop lately. The live-chat method had always worked for me in getting discounts and promotions on Comcast services, but lately they’ve been sticklers.
I had written a …

Dissecting the Netflix Price Increases: Time to Cancel?
Mon, 07/18/11 | 9 Comments
Dissecting the Netflix Price Increases: Time to Cancel?

Last week, Netflix announced price increases to customers, their second such move in the past year.
I covered the last Netflix price increase back in December when they raised prices from $8.99 to $9.99 for the …

U.S. Vs. Canada Consumer Spending: Who is More Budget Savvy?
Tue, 07/5/11 | 8 Comments
U.S. Vs. Canada Consumer Spending: Who is More Budget Savvy?

If you like data crunching and analysis, you’ll dig this. If you like to compare your American self to Canadians (or vice versa), you’ll dig this even more.
Mint.com produced an infographic that highlighted Canadian consumer …

How to Save Money Fast: 4 Emergency Techniques
Mon, 06/27/11 | 22 Comments
How to Save Money Fast: 4 Emergency Techniques

How many movies have you seen where the lead character or characters are in some huge predicament and have to come away with $10,000, $100,000, or even $1 million+ in a short period of time?
It …

7 Financial Spring Cleaning Fixes!
Tue, 05/31/11 | 5 Comments
7 Financial Spring Cleaning Fixes!

It’s time for some personal finance spring cleaning!
That’s right, maybe the one time a year that you sit back, review, and get your financials in order.
I’m in a cleaning mood. I did a little bit …


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