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ALWAYS Use a Credit Card for This

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6 Purchases you should ALWAYS Charge I write a lot about the dangers of credit cards. I have called them “frenemies” and “necessary evils” in the past. I dislike credit cards because a lot of people can’t handle them. They buy, buy, buy and then don’t pay off their balance at the end of the […]

Shocking Credit Report

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Unexpected Ways You Could Be Damaging Your Credit We all want good credit scores. It makes us feel good about ourselves and helps us get the financing we need. Scores in the 700’s make us puff out our chests and feel proud. We believe that people with good credit scores make smart financial decisions and […]

Unexpected Ways You Could Be Damaging Your Credit

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We all want good credit scores. It makes us feel good about ourselves and helps us get the financing we need. Scores in the 700’s make us puff out our chests and feel proud. We believe that people with good credit scores make smart financial decisions and are on the correct financial path, all things […]

Managing Your Debt with Balance Transfers: 6 Hidden Dangers You Need To Know

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Balance transfers are a useful financial tool when you’ve gotten yourself in a bit of a pickle with credit card debt. The average American household has $7,123 in credit card debt. So it stands to reason that a lot of people are searching for services and tools they can use to manage their debt better. […]

When NOT to Use a Credit Card…And a Few Surprising Times You Should

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Cash has become a scarcely used currency these days. Advances in technology have all but assured us there is virtually no shop in any modern society that won’t accept credit cards as payment. Mobile readers have even allowed patrons of garage sales and swap meets to pay for their purchases with plastic! Credit card companies […]

Do You Look Wealthy?

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The Lure of the Black Card Sometimes people view wealth as a matter of perception.  And when people want to be perceived as wealthy they can make some poor financial decisions.  I’d like to share one such example with you today. **Sponsor** Watch out for this SCAM Have you seen this report? Click Here… There […]

First Class Flight For Free

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The subject line of this news piece isn’t hype. It’s real and real easy to do. Let me show you what I found out within just a few minutes of research. First found out about this money saving advice from an article in Early To Rise (www.earlytorise.com). Their article explained how a staff writer and […]

Cash Is King…Just Not in America

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The other day Mr. Patterson and I checked out a new restaurant that opened up a few blocks away from us, Elwood’s Bar & Grille. It’s a neat little joint that has lots of live music and a neat vintage interior. The walls are covered with old, rusty metal signs and there’s an antique Coca-Cola […]

10 Reasons You’re Not Rich

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Do you dream about winning the lottery? Or inheriting a great amount of money from a rich relative? That would be nice. Do you think this is the attitude millionaires have? They hope for the best. Of course not. They took action and made themselves richer than they ever imagined. **Sponsor** The Surprising FREE Business […]

Tricks of A Master Money Saver

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The view from our 10th floor hotel room overlooked the tip of a small peninsula in northern Cancun. The sea was beautiful. It was clear as glass and the brightest blue I had ever seen. The air was hot but the swift coastal wind cooled us off enough to be comfortable. I instantly fell in […]

Save Money Without Trying

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Did you pick out your new year’s resolution yet? Its 5 days into the year already. Hopefully you started an emergency fund and emailed the human resource manager about increasing your 401k match like I suggested last week. Whatever your new year’s resolution is I hope it includes getting financially fit this year. Each new […]

Wallet or Waistline?

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Survey Reveals Most Popular Trainer in 2011: Finances over Fitness Health and Wealth. Those are the two most popular New Year’s resolutions. In a survey by Allianz Life Insurance Company respondents were asked which 2011 resolution they are most likely to keep. Managing their money better (39 percent) was nearly equal to improving their exercise/diet […]

Is Your Partner Hiding Money From You?

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Questions To Ask Before You Say I Do There are only three days until Christmas! I had the misfortune of needing to go to the mall last Saturday night to pick up a gift for my father. I wanted to buy him a protective case for his Apple iPad. That trip was brutal to say […]

Bounce Back From Being Broke

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How To Get Back On Track When You’re Broke It can be hard to stay afloat in the month of December. Your outflow always seems to exceed your inflow of cash this time of year. There are presents to buy, travel costs like airline or hotel stays, office parties that require Secret Santa gifts. All […]

How This Ruins Your Dream

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Unexpected Ways You Could Be Damaging Your Credit We all want good credit scores. It makes us feel good about ourselves and helps us get the financing we need. Scores in the 700’s make us puff out our chests and feel proud. We believe that people with good credit scores make smart financial decisions and […]

Gold and the Dollar…Strange Bedfellows

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There’s little argument that gold has outperformed every asset class in the past five years, maybe even the past ten. It is the currency of choice during times of chaos. But…so is the US Dollar. Yes, as much as we like to pound the greenback at every opportunity, it still retains the position of the […]

Avoid the January Credit Crunch

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How I Told The Grinch to F*%$ OFF!! 2010 will be another tough holiday season to get through, financially speaking. It’s been like this for the past three or four years. So by now I’ve developed a few tricks to get through the season without going broke. Believe me I don’t want to be paying […]

My Bain (of existence) is Your GAIN

Last week I wrote about saving money on your taxes.  Which is great and all, but what about something that can help you all year long.  I want to help you with your big expenses.  Something that can help save you money in a major way. An issue that everyone-princess or not-deals with is grocery […]

 
 
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