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Wants vs. Needs: How to Turn Grey Into Black & White
Mon, 12/12/11 | 9 Comments
Wants vs. Needs: How to Turn Grey Into Black & White

At their simplest, expenses really fall into two different categories:
1. What you need: the things that you need to survive and function effectively in society: food, heat/electricity, a means of transportation, clothing, and water. I’ll …

A Personal Savings Rate by Country Comparison
Mon, 09/5/11 | 18 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 | 186 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 …

U.S. Vs. Canada Consumer Spending
Tue, 07/5/11 | 8 Comments
U.S. Vs. Canada Consumer Spending

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
Mon, 06/27/11 | 22 Comments
How to Save Money Fast

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 …

Broadband Bandwidth Usage Caps: It’s Time for Consumers to Band Together
Mon, 05/16/11 | 8 Comments
Broadband Bandwidth Usage Caps: It’s Time for Consumers to Band Together

Comcast and AT&T, you never cease to amaze me.
Having closely watched net neutrality issues and recently, the Canada broadband usage based billing debate, I thought that you and others of your ilk would have learned …


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