Nominate An Item that is Most Symbolic of Consumerism Gone Wrong
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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 …

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Dave Ramsey’s Baby Steps: The Better Version
July 11, 2012 | 72 Comments
Dave Ramsey’s Baby Steps: The Better Version

“Dave Ramsey – that guy is extreme, man! He wants you to sell your extra cars and pay off your leases and stuff…”
As a personal finance blogger who isn’t always open about the fact that …

Does Opening or Cancelling a Credit Card Impact your Credit Score? & How Much?
July 9, 2012 | 10 Comments
Does Opening or Cancelling a Credit Card Impact your Credit Score? & How Much?

One of the biggest… I won’t say “myths”, but rather “over-exaggerated” credit score factors, is the impact of cancelling a card on your credit score. The same goes for the impact of opening a new …

Obamacare Upheld by Supreme Court: What it Means for YOU
July 4, 2012 | 13 Comments
Obamacare Upheld by Supreme Court: What it Means for YOU

You are probably aware that last week the Supreme Court upheld almost all of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), or “Obamacare” as many have affectionately or angrily dubbed the healthcare reform laws.
I …

The BIG Home: American Dream or Disease?
July 2, 2012 | 13 Comments
The BIG Home: American Dream or Disease?

The Big Home American Dream
One of the biggest financial mistakes that I see time after time from friends, co-workers, and family is buying a big house.
Human beings are dreamers and planners. We like to think …

The Breaking Bad Guide to Personal Finance
June 27, 2012 | 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, …

Frugal Origins: Why do you Practice Frugality?
June 25, 2012 | 17 Comments
Frugal Origins: Why do you Practice Frugality?

Are you Frugal?
As Peter Griffin’s ancestor, the great philosopher Thomas Griffin, once posed, “Whyyy??”.
Where did the concept of “frugality” come from? And what compels human beings to adopt a frugal lifestyle?
Is modern day frugality rooted …


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