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Black Thanksgiving: Who is to Blame?
Mon, 11/19/12 | 21 Comments
Black Thanksgiving: Who is to Blame?

Last year, number of big name retailers, including Walmart, Sears, and Toys R Us – made the jump from Black Friday to Thanksgiving night hours. That prompted a little ode to Black Friday from me.
In …

What’s in My Wallet
Tue, 08/7/12 | 29 Comments
What’s in My Wallet

I thought it might be kind of cool, as a personal finance blogger, to answer the annoyingly effective (or effectively annoying?) ad slogan question, “what’s in your wallet?”. And no, you won’t find a Capital …

The Breaking Bad Guide to Personal Finance
Wed, 06/27/12 | 2 Comments
The Breaking Bad Guide to Personal Finance

I just sped through the first 4 seasons of AMC’s Breaking Bad by borrowing the dvd’s from a friend.
If you can make it beyond episode 2 of season 1, you’re in for a stress-filled, guilt-ridden, …

When Personal Finance Overlooks Ideology, You Lose
Tue, 06/19/12 | 10 Comments
When Personal Finance Overlooks Ideology, You Lose

The more I have written about personal finance, read about it, and discussed it with others, the more I have come to the conclusion that all personal finance advice can be distilled down to two …

50 Life Pleasures that Make Money Seem Insignificant
Thu, 05/24/12 | 6 Comments
50 Life Pleasures that Make Money Seem Insignificant

Money can be a great tool.
When used wisely, it affords us the opportunity to see, do, and experience a lot of things.
Each “0” we add to our net worth can increase our feeling of comfort, …

Death to the Cheapskate
Wed, 04/25/12 | 11 Comments
Death to the Cheapskate

“Don’t be so cheap.”
“You’re such a cheapskate.”
“Why are you so cheap?”
“What a cheap-ass!”
How many times have you said, heard, or received the biting sting of one of these zingers?
I have been called a “cheapskate” or …


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