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The Truth About Car Payments

May 26th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Here is an interesting question: Would you still be driving the same car today if you had been forced to pay cash for it when you bought it? Or did you merely look at the monthly payments and justify it by telling yourself you could afford it because you could make the payments? Did you […]

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The Benefits of the Envelope Budget System

August 20th, 2007 · No Comments

What if I gave you a bowl of skittles and told you that you could eat as many as you wanted? Then right before you finished the skittles I mentioned you are going to need to save 20 green ones or else. Would you be frustrated that I waited until the bowl was nearly cleaned […]

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How To Save Money Eating Out, Part II

November 2nd, 2006 · 1 Comment

For this next section, let’s begin with a survey: If you receive unsatisfactory food or service at a restaurant do you? a) Admit it’s not worth the effort to complain and ignore it b) Mention it to the server casually c) Mention it to the server, the manager and anyone else who can help Most […]

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How To Save Money Eating Out

November 2nd, 2006 · 2 Comments

First, the obvious. Don’t do it. But for those days where you just don’t feel like cooking I offer these tips. Let’s begin with a statistic taken from the U.S. Department of Agriculture: “In 1994-95, 57 percent of Americans consumed meals and snacks away from home on any given day, accounting for about half of […]

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