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10 Essential Reads to Become Financially Independent and Retire Early

10 essential FIRE reads for 2020

In this article, we cover 10 essential FIRE reads and book summaries for 2020. The ideas that originated the FIRE movement began with the 1992 book Your Money or Your Life by Vicki Robin and Joe Dominguez and the 2010

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14 Money Saving Ideas for 2020

14 Best Money Saving Ideas for 2020

We are 2 months into 2020 and by now you may have given up on some of your New Years Resolutions. However, this year is going to be different! This next year has to be different! We can’t continue on

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Review of Zirtue - Peer-to-peer Lending

Zirtue Review – A Peer-to-Peer Lending App

The Federal Reserve estimates that Americans lend $184 billion dollars to friends and family members each year.  As you likely know, these loans can be awkward for both the borrower and lender when it comes time for repayment.  I’ve been

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BillCutterz Review – Lower Your Monthly Bills

Fred Frost was watching an episode of ABC’s World News Tonight with Diane Sawyer in 2014 when he learned about a company that would eventually save him thousands of dollars a year. The service – BillCutterz– negotiates lower bills on

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Customer Loyalty Programs

7 Customer Loyalty Programs to Earn Rewards

We’ve written before about using customer loyalty to your advantage to score savings on services like Netflix and DIRECTV. Service companies like these will frequently give long-term customers a discount to retain their business. Many retailers and restaurants also offer

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where you can get free conference calls

Where to Get Free Conference Calling

Thought we’d republish this post originally written in 2015 about FreeConferenceCall.com because it is a conference calling a provider that is getting greater scrutiny by the federal government. It is a service that we continue to use and rely on.

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Why Owning a Gym May Be the Best Business Ever

After encountering some health issues, my wife joined a Planet Fitness gym several years ago to help improve her condition. And although I detest going to the gym with almost every fiber in my being, I was encouraged by her

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Universal Healthcare (Why Not?)

On our last trip to the Great White North, we had the pleasure of staying at the home of a nice older couple, via Airbnb. They gave us a warm Canadian greeting and showed us to our cozy basement quarters

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