Monthly Archives: June 2012

Should Your Family Switch to Verizon’s Share Everything Plan

06/29/2012
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Should Your Family Switch to Verizon’s Share Everything Plan

Verizon has a new smart phone data plan called the Share Everything plan. Starting June 28th, all Verizon users have the option of switching out of their old plans to sign up for the latest plan du jour. Being a Verizon user, I’m now faced with the choice of keeping my current plan or...

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College degrees Make the Rich, Poor and the Poor, Rich

06/27/2012
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College degrees Make the Rich, Poor and the Poor, Rich

A college degree is so powerful, that children growing up in rich families risk poverty without one. At the same time, children coming from poor families want to go to college and obtain a degree in accounting or even healthcare management so that they have a better chance of earning a better salary. A college degree...

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Are You My Audience Or Is Google and Top Ten Family Finance Articles #6

06/24/2012
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Are You My Audience Or Is Google and Top Ten Family Finance Articles #6

The Google machine found my site about a week ago. Finally, one of my articles was worthy of notice and is now being found by masses (like 10 people actually) who want to know how much money to spend on a gift for a high school graduate. While, it’s awesome to see my hits...

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Two Ways to Save (and Make) More Money in Less Time, Using Principles of Economics

06/23/2012
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Two Ways to Save (and Make) More Money in Less Time, Using Principles of Economics

Economics is arguably the most boring subject on earth. I used to set an alarm clock whenever I had to read my textbooks. My wife (then fiancé) refused to proofread my economics term papers except right before bed. Many nights of insomnia have been cured thanks to my copy of Adam Smith’s Wealth of...

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Does It Cost More to Cook on the Oven or the Grill in the Summertime?

06/21/2012
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Does It Cost More to Cook on the Oven or the Grill in the Summertime?

When it comes to the lower energy cost cooking option in the summer time, which burns more green: the oven or the grill? Some background. It’s heat wave season and I’m starting to feel it in my non-central-air-controlled-brick-oven home. I’m also reading all about it in the many energy savings posts I’ve come across...

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Illiterate, Drunk, or Blogger with Small Children and Top Ten Family Finance Posts #5

06/18/2012
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Illiterate, Drunk, or Blogger with Small Children and Top Ten Family Finance Posts #5

It’s time I acknowledged how tolerant you all have been in publishing some of my comments. I honestly don’t know why you put up with it sometimes. Since I know that patience lasts only so long, I decided to answer the question that has been on many of your minds; illiterate or just drunk?...

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My Biggest Money Mistake

06/15/2012
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My Biggest Money Mistake

Yakezie is a community of personal finance and lifestyle bloggers that work hard to selflessly help others. This post is part of the Yakezie blog swap. Today, Michelle from Making Sense of Cents and I are swapping blogs for a day. Please stop by her site to read my own Biggest Money Mistake. Hi...

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Frugalistas Know Better Than Income Over-Acheivers

06/14/2012
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Frugalistas Know Better Than Income Over-Acheivers

Generally speaking, I’d say that the land of personal finance blogging is a land of harmony. There are few disagreements about the merits of various decisions, but not perfect agreement. For example, let’s say that I want to increase my savings; should I focus on cutting the frills from my budget or pursue new...

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Average Family Spending on Father’s Day Gifts in 2012

06/12/2012
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Average Family Spending on Father’s Day Gifts in 2012

Family holidays guarantee family spending on gifts. That’s why I like to give you the spending averages and information to help you manage your gift budget. If you’ve ever wondered what the average family is spending this Father’s Day, then this post is for you. Americans Like Dad About 2/3 as Much as Mom...

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Overcoming Blogger Mood Disorder and Top Ten Family Finance Posts #4

06/10/2012
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Overcoming Blogger Mood Disorder and Top Ten Family Finance Posts #4

Have you ever had BMD? That’s short for blogger mood disorder. Perhaps you’ve been through one or some of these experiences: Loss of traffic Loss of Alexa Loss of page rank Decrease or nonexistent commenting Disappointing response to a post you worked hard on Lack of advertising responses Blog growing, but not as fast...

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