Category: Tips and Tricks

How I Use Customer Loyalty to Save Money

Every year, I get on this kick to review all of our expenses and then see what I can do about reducing or even eliminating some of them. So, I went at it last week to see what I could do to reduce some of them. Most of our recurring expenses are fairly low considering what …

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Limited Time Plan Offers From Tello

A big goal I have for 2017 is to focus on optimizing our money the best I can. And one of the best ways to do this is to focus on lowering expenses. To that end, I recently made another cell phone switch from Republic Wireless to Tello. And, so far, I’m really glad I …

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21 Rules for Personal Finance

This past month, I came across an excellent post by Certified Financial Advisor, Ben Carlson, entitled “20 Rules for Personal Finance.” I thought it was so practical and succinct, I asked Ben if we could repost his “rules for personal finance.” 1. Salary is not the same as savings. Your net worth is more important than how …

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Our Most Popular Personal Finance Posts of 2016

Feels like we were just putting together an end-of-the-year post! Here’s a look back at some of the more popular posts from 2016 based on traffic to the page. Some of these got picked up by our friends at Lifehacker – so that definitely helped in getting more visibility. Where there any that you found particularly …

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24 of the Best Tweets About Personal Finance This Year

Sometimes 140 characters is all you need to get a good dose of information. So today, we are looking back at some of the best money tweets we discovered this past year (some contain links to various posts). Got any other good ones? "Money isn’t the currency of life. Living is the currency of life." …

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3 DIY Projects That Saved Us Thousands This Year

2016 has been the year of the DIY projects. And for a fella like me who recognizes that not all men are equipped with handyman skills (like myself) and would prefer to outsource such tasks to more qualified persons, these jobs were a bit stretching, to say the least. I certainly did not go gung-ho into these projects, but was …

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Helpful Senior Citizen Benefits (Written By a Senior)

The following is a guest post by my mother who is debt-free and lives very modestly in Small Town, USA. While she does not work for pay, she spends time blessing others by giving of herself and her time.  My son has invited me to write an article for this blog about senior citizen benefits. I share his …

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A Comparison of MVNO Cell Phone Providers

For those looking to lower their cell phone bills or for other cell phone options – I thought it might be helpful to get a list / comparison chart of some of the cheaper options out there for users. Most of the least expensive plans are offered by MVNOs (Mobile Virtual Network Operator). These guys piggy-back off …

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How Much it Costs to Propose During a Major League Baseball Game

With the World Series upon us, I stumbled upon a fun article about how much you’ll need to shell out to propose to your special someone at a major league baseball stadium. Just this past summer I was at a Twins game with my brother and nephew and during the middle of the game, our attention …

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