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Ooma Unboxing and Setup (Video) – Almost Free Landline Service

For years you have heard Charlie talk about the benefits of ditching your landline for an Ooma Telo device. Ooma is basically a free service (besides the nominal taxes/fees you have to pay) that takes the place of existing landlines using VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol). I decided to get my own Ooma Telo and …

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Mapping Out Your Income for Multiple Streams of Income

Two years ago I started using this new concept called the two checking account system. The concept was where I diverted a fixed amount of my primary income into a fixed expense checking account and everything else into a variable checking account. The money flow worked pretty flawlessly, and allowed our family to automate all …

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Try This to Get the Best Deal on Car Repairs

Do you ever feel like you are just emptying your wallet, time and time again? It feels like we are in that season right now. Several months ago we made some major car repairs, next we got notice in the mail that everyone in our neighborhood would be assessed $500 for street repairs (“What are my taxes …

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How to Save Money at Best Buy

Best Buy has stood the test of time in the world of electronics and has outlasted many competitors, including Circuit City and Radio Shack. Today, Best Buy is known for having a huge selection of all kinds of electronics and gadgets. Although the prices tend to be reasonable, they are often not as low as …

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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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Financial Moves That Will Give You Peace of Mind

Over the past month or so, we’ve incurred some larger expenses related to unexpected car repairs and other miscellaneous things. But, I really wasn’t overly concerned and managed to keep my peace through it all. None of these expenses caused us to stress over being able to pay the bills or caused us great worry. The …

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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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