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Wasting Your Money In Convenience Stores

October 14th, 2008 · No Comments

Full disclosure: I’m no saint. I go to convenience stores probably once a month on average. Now, I’m aware that I am not getting any deals at the gas station store on my Snickers or my bottled water. However, I’m also aware that I’m not breaking the bank or even affecting our family budget by […]

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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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Why Watching TV Makes You Spend More Money

August 20th, 2007 · No Comments

Do you think watching television influences your spending? In this article I will convince you that the more you watch TV, the more likely you are to be a poor manager of your money. The Lifestyle Of Actors And Actresses People in Hollywood live a lifestyle beyond most of our wildest dreams. They are well-tanned […]

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The (Financial) State Of The Union Address

April 11th, 2007 · No Comments

Every January the President of the United States delivers a speech to the Congress detailing the state of the nation. I’d like to give you, my readers, the current Financial State of Union. The details of my speech (ok, a blog post but you get the drift) are based on day-to-day observations by me in […]

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View Spending Annually Not Monthly

March 7th, 2007 · No Comments

What if I told you that on April 15, the day that Americans file annual income taxes, you were required to write a check to the tax man for $5581? According to the U.S. Census Bureau $5581 is the average amount a single taxpayer with no children paid in 2004 for federal income taxes. Sadly, […]

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