3 Tricks our Brain Plays on Us to Keep Us in Financial Distress

August 22, 2012
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Usually our brain is helpful. Like when it got you through Algebra or reminded you that you had to pee this morning. However, there are 3 instances where our brain tends to play tricks on us and hold us back from finding financial freedom. In this case, your brain is the enemy. Here’s how to defeat it.

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How Do You Stack Up? An Eye-opening Look at the Average American Expenses

August 16, 2012
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It’s always fun to peek behind the curtain. Admit it, we all want to be able to snoop into our neighbor’s checking account and credit card statements. However, that’s a no-no, so this is the next best thing. Let’s see what the average American spends his/her money on in order to learn a few things about our own spending habits. Plus…who can pass up a chance to see some fancy charts?!

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Experiments in Frugality #2 – Super Frugal Weight Loss

August 14, 2012
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It’s time for another experiment – this time it’s personal. My belly is too bouncy and I’d like to lose 10 pounds. I know I could head to the store, get meal replacement bars and shakes, pop in the P90X DVDs and lose some weight. I’d like to find out if I can do it differently. I’d like to do it for free – no extra money spent on food (no more than $2 a day), no gadgets, no gym. I have no idea if it’ll work or not, but that’s why they call it an experiment. Click the link for the full, uncensored story.

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Cutting Junior’s Food Costs In Half – Homemade Baby Food Tips

August 9, 2012
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Your baby is already expensive enough. Why would you want to spend more than you have to on his/her food? Here’s a simple guide demonstrating how my wife and I save a ton of money with homemade baby food. Plus, we’ll discuss the one tip that can save you a bunch of time while you’re at it. Take a look. Junior’s college tuition is depending on it!! :)

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Photo Food Fight – Baby Food

August 2, 2012
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Today’s feature is a Photo Food Fight for the ages. It’s homemade baby food vs. store-bought baby food in a battle to the death. Take a look at the eye-opening results. You get 3 different price comparisons in one article – talk about value!

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How to Make Extra Money with the Best Reward Credit Cards for 2012

July 31, 2012
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I am anti-debt, but that doesn’t mean I’m anti-credit card. As long as they’re used responsibly and paid off in full each month, you can actually MAKE money by using the right credit cards. Here are my 3 favorite reward credit cards for 2012 and a website that helps you find the best one for your situation. The card I currently have in my wallet offers a $400 – $500 cash reward after 3 months of use. Take a look.

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The Extraordinary Benefits of Being Uncool

July 25, 2012
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I used to chase cool like a dog chases a bunny. And then one day it clicked…being uncool is fantastic! Here’s just a few ways that my lack of popularity has helped me.

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9 1/2 Things You SHOULD Spend Money On

July 19, 2012
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As a frugal man, I generally try to spend as little money as possible, but here are 9 1/2 items that I SHOULD be spending my money on. We’re going to loosen up the purse strings a little bit today.

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Renting vs Owning a Home – The 5 Questions You Need to Ask

July 17, 2012
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The debate isn’t as simple as it once was. Especially from a financial stand point, the renting vs owning question is, in fact, fairly complex. Here are 5 important questions that you need to ask yourself in order to find out which one is right for you.

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My Plea to Future Home Buyers

July 11, 2012
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Buying a home is one of the biggest financial decisions you can make. It can affect your finances, lifestyle and stress levels for years to come. I’ve experienced both the good and the bad and that’s where this particular article comes from. My plea to you – DON’T do these 4 things.

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