Earning More Does Not Cure All
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If you’ve spent any amount of time reading personal finance advice, you’ve surely come across gurus or opinionated individuals with an unwavering faith in the power of income to cure all financial ills.
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Hard Credit Inquiry Vs. a Soft Credit Inquiry & their Impact on your Credit Score
October 5, 2010 | 3 Comments
Hard Credit Inquiry Vs. a Soft Credit Inquiry & their Impact on your Credit Score

What is a Credit Inquiry or a Credit Pull?
A credit inquiry, also known as a credit pull, happens whenever you or someone else (namely companies) accesses your credit report for one reason or another. Whether …

Bartering: How to, the Best Barter Websites, & Why National Barter Networks Fail
October 4, 2010 | 6 Comments
Bartering: How to, the Best Barter Websites, & Why National Barter Networks Fail

Bartering is back! Sure, it never completely disappeared, but it was on vacation for a handful of decades. And if the great recession taught us anything, it’s that resourcefulness and frugality is ‘hip’ again. And …

The Age of Disloyalty & Career Change: Should you Tell your Employer you are Changing Careers?
September 27, 2010 | 11 Comments
The Age of Disloyalty & Career Change: Should you Tell your Employer you are Changing Careers?

The Generation of Career Change
In 2008, the Bureau of Labor Service released comprehensive data regarding duration of employment over the past 30 years. The results show how short our working lifespan is at one particular …

Is the “Manager Special” Ever a Good Idea?
September 21, 2010 | 12 Comments
Is the “Manager Special” Ever a Good Idea?

“The Daily Special”
When I worked in the restaurant business back in high school as a busboy at a pancake house (no shame in that), I remember walking back in the kitchen and seeing a table …

How Much Do you Tip for Takeout Food?
September 15, 2010 | 57 Comments
How Much Do you Tip for Takeout Food?

How Much Tip for Takeout (if anything)?
A while back, I asked readers the question, “how much do you tip for food delivery?“. It inspired an interesting, and somewhat heated debate! The differences in opinion in …

10 Library Freebies you Might Not have Known (or Forgot) About
September 13, 2010 | 11 Comments
10 Library Freebies you Might Not have Known (or Forgot) About

Libraries and Personal Finance go Hand-in-Hand
Every community needs a good library. And every good personal financier needs a library card. If you haven’t been to the library since you were a kid, they’ve changed a …


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