Tag: savings

Is This Offer Too Good to Pass Up?

Last week, I got this email from Smashburger (they have excellent burgers and are one of the few casual food joints that I eat at anymore). Never one to pass up what seems to be an interesting deal, I checked out their offer: With the Holiday Smash Pass, you’ll be able to treat yourself to …

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The Best Things to Buy at the Dollar Store (and Not Buy)

In checking out the latest issue of Kiplinger, I found a fun quiz they published online about dollar store deals: Is it a deal or not a deal? The quiz lists several items and asks the reader if they think it is a good idea to purchase this item at the dollar store or not. I …

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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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How I Saved $116,000 Last Year With Two Small Decisions

Last year was a year of monumental change in my fixed expenses! Yep that is right! I made two small changes to my fixed expenses budget that will net me $116,000 in savings over the next 45 years of my life! Let’s break it down. With each fixed expense I’m constantly evaluating how much each …

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Why You Can’t Be Trusted to Save Money

I was skimming through Reddit and found this (kind of) offensive video on “Why American’s Are So Bad at Saving Money“. Here, have a look and let me know what you think in the comments section. To the author’s credit, it’s true we aren’t doing so great at saving money. As the video states, in …

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How Long Could You Live Without a Paycheck?

Back in 2012 Huffington Post reported that two thirds of American households are living paycheck-to-paycheck. Quoting the results of a survey from the American Payroll Association, they reported that 68% of households would find it “somewhat difficult or very difficult if their paychecks were delayed for a week”. Are you one of the majority who …

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6 Things You Should Do With Your Money in Your 20s

The last semester of college, a moment in quantitative methods class changed my life. That day, ears perked up when the professor said, “What if I told you that you could become millionaires by only investing from 22 to 30, and never invest another cent?” A lot of the students laughed, but the professor said he was …

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Ooma Small Business Phone: Now Offering Phone Savings to Businesses

Recently while reviewing the Ooma website I noticed that Ooma just released the Ooma Small Business Phone Service! With how successful my Ooma Telos Phone Service has been for me personally (check out my home phone service review) this may be a good option for businesses that needs five phone extensions (or 15 virtual extensions), …

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