From Purchases

How to Tell If You Need to Upgrade Your Home Router

I’m one cheap dude! Aaron use to say I was one of the most frugal guys he knows, but I always argue that he is more so than me! As I table that argument, I have to admit that I’m one cheap guy when it comes to my electronics. To give you an example, I …

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9 Products I Prefer to Buy Online vs In Store

Over the last 20 years that the internet has been around (thanks Al Gore) everyones’ purchasing methods have changed. Little did we know the invention of the internet would be such a UBER disruptive moment for so many industries. One of those platonic shifts is in how people purchase products. In my own life, I’ve used …

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What To Do About Unexpected Car Expenses?

As the Christmas season moves in, like a thief in the night (not really but it sounds cool), it puts pressure on our budget. To mount even more on top of the holiday season, we are having problems with our car. Doh!!! Ya we have 140,000 miles on our 2005 Honda Odyssey and we have …

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Ting Revisted – One Year Review

Reviewing is a key component to success. I constantly encourage my ninth grade Algebra students to review their work. Coaches are always reviewing game film to learn from the previous game. I would submit to you that reviewing financial decisions is an important aspect of living wisely in the area of finances. When I make …

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Ooma HD2 Handset Review

Recently, I was given the opportunity to try out Ooma HD2 Handset as another add-on option to my Ooma home phone system. In testing the unit I looked for ease of setup, how it compared to our existing analog phone, distance the phone signal reached and overall rating. Ease of setup The Ooma HD2 Handset …

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How Long Should You Keep a Car?

I’ve come to a fork in the road with my beat-up, 210,000 mile, 2004 Saturn Ion. I wrote about her awhile back, when I duct-taped the passenger-side door (I’ve had to tape ‘er several times since then – and the door is still hanging on!). The issue: how long should I keep driving it? Here’s my default, thrifty …

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How to Save Money on Things That Are Rarely Discounted

There are always those items and services that you purchase on a regular basis that rarely (if ever) go on sale. A few that come to mind are: gas, utility bills, doctor visits, Chipotle burritos and Apple products. This got me pondering: are there still ways that we can save money on these things? Here’s a few suggestions …

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Now Hiring! – The Effects on 2015 Finances

Lately, I’ve been noticing signs posted everywhere with employers looking for employees. Every corner I turn I see them at fast food, department stores, repair jobs, and the like. Doesn’t it seem like suddenly there is a shortage of employees everywhere? Am I the only one that has noticed this or is there only a …

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