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How Often Does My Credit Score Change?

2014 July 18
by Laurie

credit-score-changeEver wonder about the answer to this question?  I know I do.  I spent 15 working years in personal and mortgage banking, and among other things, I learned well during that time how important a credit score can be.  read more…

Ooma Business Review With Linx

2014 July 16
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charlie_imageRecently, I was approached by Ooma to write a review on the Ooma Office. So while I’ve had the Ooma home phone service, I’ve been extremely pleased with both the service and price point. Here are the links to my previous Ooma posts [initial setup of Ooma, Ooma after one year and Ooma premium service review]. With those reviews in mind, here are few of my thoughts on the Ooma business.


Easy setup – after removing the base unit, I had my phone service operational within 5 minutes. I couldn’t believe how easy it was to setup, which was easier then the home phone service. The biggest thing to remember in setting it up is to note the device is on the bottom of the unit, and use that to register your Ooma business unit. Make sure you register your unit prior to plugging it in!  read more…

6 Weird Ways to Earn or Save Money

2014 July 14
by Matthew

weird ways to save moneyI came to a conclusion while being shamelessly dressed liked a cow to get a free meal at Chick-Fil-A recently: sometimes you have to be creative to make or save a buck. Am I right? I began reflecting on the interesting, weird and bizarre things I have done all in the name of earning or saving some extra money.

Can you top mine?  read more…

50% Off Backpacks + Bags (Today Only)

2014 July 10
by Aaron

deal-alertI know, I know. It’s hard to start thinking about it – but school is creeping up on us. I always dreaded seeing those “back-to-school” sales on TV in the summer.

That said, thought we’d let you know that Amazon is having a one day only sale on its backpacks and bags at the site. And, if you are a Prime member, you can get free shipping on most of them.


Check out the sale!

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How I’m Saving as Much as 13% on Everyday Purchases

2014 July 7

aaron_image1For awhile now, I have been looking at ways my wife and I can save more on our everyday purchases. From groceries to restaurants, to even gas.

Part of the problem I’ve run into is that some of the places we frequent do not have traditional “sales” or discount their goods very often.

We have gone almost entirely organic for groceries. If anything, purchasing organic foods has helped us focus more on our diets while improving our health (I’ve personally lost 40lbs over the past year + have gotten rid of other ails in the process).  read more…

Ask the Credit Expert: Should I Cancel a Credit Card I’ve Had for 12 Years?

2014 July 2
by Aaron

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This is the first installment in a series called, “Ask Kay” (the Credit Expert) in partnership with the fine folks over at Credit Karma. If you have a credit question you’d like answered in future posts, please send us a note!

“Kay” is Kayleigh Gaddor, Community Manager at Credit Karma. read more…

Interview with the Hidden Cash Creator – Oddest Hiding Spot, Real Estate Tips and Being Unmasked

2014 June 27
by Aaron

hidden-cash-creator-interviewIf you’ve been around here for any amount of time, you know that we are a big fan of giving. So when I heard about these interesting “hidden cash” events going on in California where an anonymous person(s) hides cash and provides clues via Twitter as to its whereabouts – I was intrigued.  read more…

How to Create Your Own Wedding Website on the Cheap – Part 1

2014 June 23

create your own wedding websiteA good friend of mine recently asked me if I would set up a wedding website for he and his fiance so they could post pictures, information about the ceremony and accept RSVP responses all in one place.

So I thought it would be neat to document what I did for them and create a video / post of the process for your reference.  read more…

Save Money Through a Small Claims Court

2014 June 20
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Small claims courts are a great way to get justice, without having to pay extraordinary legal fees. If your claim’s value is £10,000 or below (England and Wales), you can bring a case against a company or individual. You can apply online, but using a solicitor will be important, particularly those who give clarity on fees such as this Preston solicitors,

Remember that the small claims court will want to see evidence that legal action was a last resort. Make sure you have evidence that you did your best to settle the issue yourself and that you’ve given the defendant ample time to respond. However, if they haven’t got the money to pay you, claiming won’t work. read more…

What Has Charlie Been Up To?

2014 June 18

charlie_imageSo as a lot of you may have noticed, I’ve been spotty over the last couple of months in writing posts, and some of you may be wondering why. Well, I’ve recently started practicing what I’ve been preaching about providing multiple streams of income.

  1. – At the first of the year, Aaron, Laurie, and I started a new niche blog about raising backyard chickens. In January, we launched, which is a guide/blog on how to raise chickens in your backyard.We post weekly videos and blogs about helpful tips in raising backyard chickens, lessons learned, how to tips, recipes, and much more. I’ve been able to leverage the experiences I have with my 26 backyard chickens, and provide insights into the things we have learned.
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