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Count something to learn something

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 04:30:35 +0000

To become better, we should count something. What is interesting to count? You may have heard of SMART goals: goals that are Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Time-bound. For some SMART goals, it's easy to figure out what to measure.  If you want to save $500 by the end of March, then you monitor your savings […]

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Watch your free trials like a hawk

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 05:53:42 +0000

Free trials are all over the place. If you sign up for one, watch out … Free is one of my favorite four-letter words. But attach the word trial after the word free, and it can get you into trouble (or at least end up being something decidedly not free). In and of themselves, there's nothing wrong with a free trial […]

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Best things to buy in February

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 05:01:08 +0000

Business is cyclical. Here are the best things to buy in February … There are good deals to be found year round for just about anything.  However, it's the nature of business that a lot of deals happen at the same time during the year. Best things to buy in February Here are things that you can […]

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Creating value in the other eight hours

Sun, 29 Jan 2017 07:18:38 +0000

There are 24 hours a day, last time I checked. How are you creating value for yourself during any of those hours? Times of transition are unsettling. The more transitions we go through, the easier they become, to an extent. If it's a transition in national power, such as happens every few years, things can […]

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Got $55? Kick-start your save money challenge

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 07:19:41 +0000

Are you participating in the 52-week save money challenge?  $55 will get you ahead of the game … No doubt at some point you've had as a goal to save money.  Maybe it's a goal for you now. Whether it's for holiday shopping, for a family vacation, or for an emergency fund, steady, regular payments […]

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Why you don’t want to keep up with the Joneses

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 05:07:42 +0000

Even though it's tempting, trying to keep up with the Joneses is a recipe for financial disaster. Do this instead … This is a guest post by “ESI” of ESIMoney.com.  Earn, save, and invest!  You've likely heard the phrase “keeping up with the Joneses” (they were the ones we all emulated before the Kardashians came […]

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Tax forms you must have before filing

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 04:44:13 +0000

Tax forms. Yay. But not getting the proper forms before you file will get you a note from the IRS … Mid-April is often a stressful time in our household.  It's when my mother-in-law's birthday is. (Just kidding.  My mother-in-law and I get along great.) It's stressful because that's when taxes are due!  I have gotten […]

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Should you sell stock to pay off a mortgage?

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 03:28:36 +0000

One of our mortgages is in striking distance of being paid off.  Exciting times but what to do? Debt reduction is a long road to get back to zero. Mortgage debt reduction is a really long road to get back to really owning your house.  When you can see the end, it's a great feeling. Mortgage milestones […]

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CPA Exam Guy: Website review

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 03:16:23 +0000

Preparing for the CPA exam, and taking it, isn't cheap. CPAExamGuy.com helps future CPAs navigate their training … A common way that people invest in themselves is to go to college, and later get specific training that is likely to advance their career. In the field of accounting, becoming a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) is […]

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Why extreme cheapskates cost themselves money

Sun, 08 Jan 2017 23:24:15 +0000

Budgeting is an important part of personal finance management, but when it meets extreme cheapskates, it can get out of control … (This is a guest post by Eric Rosenberg, a full-time freelancer and blogger at Personal Profitability. Eric writes about personal finance and entrepreneurship at InvestmentZen, his own blog, and other sites around the […]

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