Category: Useful Tips

Get $8.62 Off Amazon Orders ($50 or more) – Today Only 2/22

Thought we would get this right off to you as it is a one-time, today only deal at Amazon to celebrate their #1 in corporate reputation rating. Today only (2/22/17), you can get $8.62 off your order of $50 or more. All you need to do is enter code BIGTHANKS at checkout. Here’s some of …

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Should Life Insurance Be Mandatory?

Let me first start by saying that I come from a viewpoint that we probably ought to legislate (control?) behavior less in our society. Less rules about how folks ought to live their lives, the better. I believe we should own and be responsible for our actions and choices. That said, there are some things I realize that are …

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How to Get a Referral Bonus Before Joining a Company

This past September I left working as a contractor for a local small business after 5.5 years. It was a hard decision to leave such a great company and a CEO that valued people. There were a lot of financial and non-financial decisions in choosing to change jobs. Here are a list of things that played …

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RingPlus Customers: Here’s an Alternative

Our friends at Tello recently alerted us that a competitor of theirs – RingPlus (another MVNO) – may be losing their service license with Sprint as soon as February 11. RingPlus has filed suit against Sprint due to disagreements it has with the provider. Due to this conflict, customers may lose their service within a …

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How to Quickly See if Your Cheap Logo is a Copy

A few months ago a friend of mine came to me with a request to design a logo for a real estate company that he was starting. At first, he showed me a design he had created through an online logo creation service. If he liked it, all he had to pay was $40 and it …

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Should I Donate Money at Checkout?

Yesterday I was at the repair shop after one of our cars had a large bolt stuck in one of the tires, causing a slow leak. When we came to pick-up the vehicle, I was given the total due and then asked if we wished to “round-up” for a local charity. This was one of the …

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10 Ways to Save Money on Your Electric Bill

Two weeks ago my sister and brother-in-law moved into an apartment, and were concerned about the cost of rent and the electricity bills. When they called the electric company they quoted them $150/month, but after they signed the lease the landlord said it was closer to $185. With their already constrained budget this makes it …

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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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