Category: Budgeting/Cutting Expenses

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Be Frugal and Purchase These Things Once Every Ten Years.

Don’t Waste Money By Buying Something You Already Have – that Still Works! In my opinion, there are specific things that we should buy once every ten years or more. But first, have you ever felt the urge to spend some money? Like maybe it’s burning a hole in your pocket? Sometimes I feel like I need something to research...

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Observations of a Culture Filled with Status Symbol Competition!!

What would You do to maintain a Status Symbol and “keep up appearances”? If you drive through my town, you might start to notice something peculiar. And while I think of it as out of place, you might think it’s normal and just like everywhere else. And perhaps it is, but even the quaint hamlet in which I live is...

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Is Your Cell Phone Bill Ruining Your Monthly Budget?

Is Your Cell Phone the One Thing that You can’t Live without Despite the Hefty Cell Phone Bill? No matter where we go or what we do, it’s always there. Most of us have smartphones, though I have seen the ubiquitous flip/feature phone in the wild. They are out there . . . trust me. You know who you are....

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How to Take Advantage of the Auction Experience.

The Auction Experience and Getting Out With Your Budget Intact. “We have here a nice set of wind chimes. Ladies and gentlemen, get out your pocketbooks, and bid on these beauties. Let’s start the bidding at fifty dollas. Now who’ll gimme fity, fity dollas, do I hear fity, now twenty-five dollas? Twenty-five, twenty-five dollas?” “Thank-ya ma’am”, he said with a...

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Can Wasting Money Destroy Your Get Out of Debt Plan?

Here are 8 Ways You Could be Wasting Money Unintentionally. Are you looking for ways to cut back? Do you feel like you’re wasting money? I think there are many ways that we waste money whether it’s intentional or not. And if you’re on the journey out of debt, you need all the extra money you can find. Setbacks along...

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Turn Off Commercials Before You Become Brainwashed!

Understanding the Reason Behind Advertising, and How a Commercial Influences Our Behavior. If you haven’t already guessed it. I hate any and all commercials!! Good or bad!! I think they’re a huge waste of my time, and I never act on them . . . or so I thought. How many times has this happened to you? You’re in the...

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Buy a Car with Cash or You can’t Afford It!!

Why Buying a Car with Cash is the Best Way to Go. Transportation costs are the second highest category in most people’s budget – behind housing. And cars only go down in value. Which sounds like a lose-lose situation to me. Learn how to buy a car with cash, and why. I wrote an article a while ago about the...

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The Powerball Jackpot and Illustrating Large Numbers.

Why You should Never play the lottery! The appeal of possibly (and I use this word loosely) winning millions of dollars draws many people to spending their hard-earned money on lottery tickets. But just like the staggering sums that you could win, the odds of winning said cash are equally as staggering. For instance, the Powerball jackpot is currently up...