Category: Useful Tips

Top 5 Reasons to Open Your Next Bank Account Online

In 2003, I first heard about online banks and how they were offering so much better interest than all the brick-n-mortar banks. At the time, I felt extremely uncertain about investing my hard earned money in a bank that I couldn’t see and touch if I wanted to get my money out. Fast forward 13 …

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Why I Purchased Life Insurance

This post is sponsored by Haven Life, an online life insurance agency that let’s you buy term life insurance online in 20 minutes. Thirteen years ago, I was in the midst of reorganizing my financial life after accumulating a boat-load of debt and coming to terms with the terrible financial decisions that had put me …

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This Company Will Help You Pay Off Your Student Loans

I’ve mentioned here before that my wife and I have a large student loan debt that we are currently paying off. My wife incurred it after receiving a Masters of Social Work degree. While it is / was a noble career pursuit, it is not very high paying. And with my wife only working part-time due …

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Where to Find the Best Price on Printer Ink

A few weeks back, my wife alerted me to the fact that our printer was out of ink and she needed it to be refilled as soon as possible. Realizing this would be a great opportunity to write a post about my experience researching the least expensive ink refill options – I asked her if …

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Passive Income Streams: May 2016 Report

It sure seems like 2016 is moving faster and faster each month. I keep trying to make time to make monthly goals, like I’ve talked about recently, but the months keep speeding away. It just comes down to that I haven’t made the time to set what is a priority, and focus on accomplishing a …

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Brand Name vs. No-name Brand: A Price Comparison

I like Yoplait yogurt. I really like Yoplait yogurt, actually. In fact, no other yogurt will do. Dannon? Sorry, not for me. Generic brands? Not a chance. As I was scarfing down a Yoplait Strawberry Kiwi yogurt (easily the best flavor), I wondered how much my commitment to Yoplait is costing me. After examining my …

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How to Quickly Find Your Phone*

As a person who often (too often) misplaces his phone, thought I would share this thrifty tip for locating your phone*. Hope it helps when you lose yours (though, I’m sure you never do!). That asterisk* is because this tip is for Android users. Though Apple does have its own version of this. Quickly and easily locate your …

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What to do Based on Events at LendingClub?

A couple of weeks ago, Aaron, e-mailed me an article from Google Finance showing how LendingClub.com was going through a number of regulatory problems. It came as a surprise, because I had recently (in December) started investing in LendingClub with the revenue I have been making off my egg sales. In essence, this is extra …

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Where Do You Keep Your Emergency Savings?

Awhile back, Charlie wrote about how during the Great Depression—when there were no safe places to put ones money—folks would hide their savings in some pretty strange places. Among the most popular spots: beds, walls, the backyard, doors and cabinets. Before the Great Depression, bank runs were not uncommon. In fact, one-third of banks failed prior to 1933. Establishment …

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