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Tightwad Tuesday: Money, Marriage And Happiness

In this episode of Tightwad Tuesday, I share my story of avoiding a unibrow, fraud alert, and the resulting love connection. What's the buzz about? Sign up and receive my email series:7 Most Popular Personal Finance Posts From 4 Million Readers Success! One more step. Now check your email to confirm your subscription. To go … Continue reading “Tightwad Tuesday: Money, Marriage And Happiness”

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5 Easy Ways To Keep Some Of Your Money

When your paycheck hits your bank account, it might not look like much. Federal, State, Social Security and Medicare taxes are taken out. Medical, dental and vision insurance and your 401(k) contribution are withdrawn before you even see your check. Automatic deductions such as your Employee Stock Purchase Plan, car payment and transfer to savings … Continue reading “5 Easy Ways To Keep Some Of Your Money”

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Watch Six On History Channel But Watch Out For The Negative Money Message

Love the show, Six, on The History Channel. Hate the money message, though. After seeing actor, Walton Goggins play Boyd Crowder on “Justified,” I’ll watch him anytime anywhere. That means I am watching — “Six” a mini-series based on Seal Team Six. My take: entertaining show. I love the positive theme “Never leave a brother … Continue reading “Watch Six On History Channel But Watch Out For The Negative Money Message”

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Smart Shoppers Guide: Look Fabulous For Less Money

I used to be excited when I bought something on sale. The “deal” was my indication of success. In hind sight, I wasted a lot of money with this mindset. Price is only one part of the equation. A better way to think about your purchases is to determine the cost per use. For example, … Continue reading “Smart Shoppers Guide: Look Fabulous For Less Money”

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Tightwad Tuesday: Smart Shopper’s Guide To Expensive Purchases

In Episode 10 of Tightwad Tuesdays, I share thinking behind making a major purchase. Skiing is my favorite sport so I bought new boots this season. Were they an expense or an investment? You tell me! What was your very best sporting goods purchase? What's the buzz about? Sign up and receive my email series:7 … Continue reading “Tightwad Tuesday: Smart Shopper’s Guide To Expensive Purchases”

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5 Benefits Of Building A Winter Wardrobe Capsule

Have you heard of The Project 333 Challenge: Reduce your wardrobe to 33 total items? The system consists of paring down the clothes in your closet to the items you love the most, fit the best and go together well. Now that’s a sensible idea! Courtney Carver, the mastermind behind Be More With Less, recommends … Continue reading “5 Benefits Of Building A Winter Wardrobe Capsule”

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One Easy Financial Move To Start Your Year Off Right

Are you looking to make your financial life easier? I just came across a tip you might have heard but forgotten. Review your credit reports to spot errors – for free. There are a lot of errors, by the way. A Federal Trade Commission’s study showed 25% of credit reports had errors and 80% of … Continue reading “One Easy Financial Move To Start Your Year Off Right”

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Tightwad Tuesday: How To Save 75% Off Retail Prices On Furniture

I am not one for buying on Craig’s list. First of all, it’s time consuming. Once you finally find something fabulous, you have to connect with the seller. If the treasure hasn’t been sold yet, you still have to coordinate a meeting to take a look. By this time, you’ve already invested hours. Then there … Continue reading “Tightwad Tuesday: How To Save 75% Off Retail Prices On Furniture”

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