Are You Tapped Out?

Dec 21, 2012 by

No worries. Many of the very best gifts are free.

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Simplify the Holidays

Dec 19, 2012 by

Christmas is a week away, which for many means stress is peaking! I can’t help you deal with a house full of rowdy relatives, but you can take steps to simplify your holiday and avoid starting the new year broke and bewildered.

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Do You Invent Needs?

Nov 14, 2012 by

Sometimes bargain hounds can be very creative in “recognizing” a need for an item only after its discovery on a retail shelf at an excellent price!

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Cash, Credit: It’s All F...

Nov 9, 2012 by

Besides budgeting and tracking your spending, now you need to add a new discipline to your personal finance skills: Wash your hands every time you touch money or a credit card!

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Post Updates #2

Sep 28, 2012 by

Here’s an update on a few past post topics: Timebanking, high-frequency trading, the LIBOR scandal, the new FICO mortgage score, housing prices and mortgage rates, Facebook stock, and last but not least my friend Tom’s real estate dilemma!

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Cheap Fun

Sep 10, 2012 by

If your friends equate having fun with spending money, maybe it’s time to look for some new friends.

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Green Acting vs. Buying

Jul 30, 2012 by

Some people get pretty worked up about whether spending money to go green—on a hybrid car say—is “worth it.” Here’s a different take on the question: How would you have to act differently to get the benefits of a green purchase but without spending the money?

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Rapid Rescore = $$$

Jul 20, 2012 by

Applying for a mortgage or thinking of refinancing? Be sure your mortgage lender does a “rapid rescore” analysis of your credit report.

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How to Triage Bills – Pa...

Jun 27, 2012 by

Say you’re in a tough but you hope temporary situation where you know you’re going to be short of cash to pay all of your debts and bills. How do decide what to pay?

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Woodstacker

Jun 25, 2012 by

A suggestion for your bucket list: Stack three cords of wood.

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