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Nominate An Item that is Most Symbolic of Consumerism Gone Wrong
Wed, 04/23/14 | 48 Comments
Nominate An Item that is Most Symbolic of Consumerism Gone Wrong

I have been trying to think of an item that perfectly symbolizes consumerism gone wrong.
You know, those things that are just absolutely unnecessary, wasteful, atrocious inventions.
I need your help.
It’s tough. Everywhere you look, there are …

Drink This, Save Money
Wed, 03/12/14 | 13 Comments
Drink This, Save Money

Sometimes the biggest and easiest savings are right in front of our noses (or mouths).
If you’re really in a financial pinch or simply want to push your personal savings rate in to the next gear, …

The Shocking Percentage of Americans that Live Paycheck-to-Paycheck (& Think that’s Fine)
Mon, 02/17/14 | 14 Comments
The Shocking Percentage of Americans that Live Paycheck-to-Paycheck (& Think that’s Fine)

Have you ever wondered what percent of Americans live paycheck-to-paycheck?
The answer to that question can be found buried within the most recent “Financial Capability in the United States” report, produced by the FINRA Investor Education …

Amazon Raises its Free Shipping Threshold: what it Means for Amazon Shoppers & Everyone Else
Wed, 10/30/13 | 11 Comments
Amazon Raises its Free Shipping Threshold: what it Means for Amazon Shoppers & Everyone Else

Last week, Amazon raised it’s free Super Saver shipping threshold from $25 to $35. The previous $25 minimum order to qualify for free shipping was in place for more than a decade.
For those who buy …

Cheap Vs. Quality & Quality Vs. Luxury
Wed, 10/16/13 | 13 Comments
Cheap Vs. Quality & Quality Vs. Luxury

If you want to be smart about personal finance you have to understand the difference between cheap, quality, and luxury in order to make wise purchasing decisions.
On the surface, this seems easy. But it takes …

5 Core Values of the Happy, Wealthy, & Wise
Tue, 10/1/13 | 5 Comments
5 Core Values of the Happy, Wealthy, & Wise

There are hundreds, if not thousands of personal finance tactics that can be executed that will leave you better off financially than before you started.
Downsizing your home, bike commuting, cooking your own meals, cutting the …


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