You Aren’t Trying to Copy From Your Co-Worker’s 401k Are You?

09/14/2012
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You Aren’t Trying to Copy From Your Co-Worker’s 401k Are You?

I just finished reading “Most Common Investment Mistakes for Beginners” and it’s the umpteenth iteration I’ve read online. It’s become a hobby of mine to read these posts and see if an author will finally mention the big 401k elephant sitting around the cubicle farm, but I’m always disappointed. I suppose that it’s up...

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Your Net Worth Is Lying to You; Don’t Let Your Family Be Fooled!

09/12/2012
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Your Net Worth Is Lying to You; Don’t Let Your Family Be Fooled!

I like to kick-off my posts with a bit of excitement. What could be more exciting than a race? Three men, Mr. Income Over-Achiever, Mr. Frugalista and Mr. Procrastination want to race $100,000 for a year to see who earns the greatest net worth. So they all go to the local 7/11 and pick...

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Why Your Family Should Buy I-Bonds and Close Your Savings Accounts at the Bank

09/10/2012
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Why Your Family Should Buy I-Bonds and Close Your Savings Accounts at the Bank

I have a top secret savings tip that I’ve used for years and it ensures I will always lose money. What I do is take savings and deposit it into an interest bearing account at the bank. With super low interest rates that banks pay, usually 1 percent or less, all I have to...

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I Started a Commenting Schedule and Top Family Finance Posts #12

09/09/2012
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I Started a Commenting Schedule and Top Family Finance Posts #12

Humans get excited about really stupid things sometimes. For some, it might be winning an ugly lamp that looks like a leg. For me, it’s the commenting schedule I created this week. A commenting schedule is something that I’ve always wanted to make. I have trouble keeping track of where I’ve been and who...

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How to Save Money Without Giving Up Your Social Life

09/07/2012
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How to Save Money Without Giving Up Your Social Life

This is a guest post from Eric at Narrow Bridge Finance as part of the Yakezie blog swap. This week, we are all discussing the topic: How to Save Money without Giving up Your Social Life. You can read my post on the same topic at Eric’s blog. I am in my twenties. I...

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I Won’t Respond to These Emails and Neither Should You: Top Ten Family Finance Posts #11

09/03/2012
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I Won’t Respond to These Emails and Neither Should You: Top Ten Family Finance Posts #11

The emails are relentless sometimes. Three or four a day and I’m not even that big of a blog yet. If I’m getting this many guest post requests from lame commercial sites now, I perish to think what it will be like when I actually have enough readers to warrant the term audience. Let...

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Don’t Waste Your Money on AAA: Four Options for Free or Low-Cost Roadside Assistance for Your Family

08/31/2012
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Don’t Waste Your Money on AAA: Four Options for Free or Low-Cost Roadside Assistance for Your Family

It’s time that you stop renewing your AAA membership. There are plenty of great, low-cost options for roadside assistance that make the yearly payout on AAA a complete waste of your family’s money. AAA is pretty much a rite of passage. A child collects their license at which time parents turn over their keys...

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How Does the Average Family Deal with Increasing Gas Prices

08/29/2012
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How Does the Average Family Deal with Increasing Gas Prices

Ouch! Have you ventured out to the gas pump lately? Hurricane Isaac has made landfall and we are all familiar with how the natural disaster plays out. The seas rise, the rain falls, the winds topple and the gas prices soar. In fact, prices jumped $.05 just today alone. Of course gas prices have...

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Carnival of Retirement: Calculated Risk or Foolish Mistake Edition

08/27/2012
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Carnival of Retirement: Calculated Risk or Foolish Mistake Edition

Entrepreneurs frequently need to flex, bend and break the rules of personal finance. Sometimes it means putting up safe assets for a risky investment. At other times an entrepreneur needs to accept a higher total cost to abate short term cash issues. No matter the rule you break, an entrepreneur wants the risk to...

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Only Yooks Put Their Dirty Dishes in the Sink: Top Ten Family Finance Posts #10

08/25/2012
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Only Yooks Put Their Dirty Dishes in the Sink: Top Ten Family Finance Posts #10

There are many important things in life. Your money is somewhere at the top, along with faith, family and friends. Where you place your dirty dishes would be somewhere in the middle; above chewing 27 times, but below putting the seat down. At least, that’s where it is for me. Far and away the...

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