I just got back from a very restful vacation to Disney World with my family. It was great to see my wife and kids the whole day. My mom even came with us this time, which was enjoyable. But Disney World is a double-edged sword these days for me. Note: I promise there is a......
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In just a few weeks, most of us will be spending time with our families, exchanging gifts, and eating more than we should for the second time in about a month. The holidays are certainly coming up fast! Luckily, there is still time to save money on gifts. There are some normal ways you can......
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Have you ever gotten through with the holidays come January and thought, “Where did my money go?” You might have opened up your credit card bill or bank statement and thought “I spent how much on Christmas gifts?!” I’ve been there before. The first year I was married my wife and I bought Christmas gifts......
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The first time I was approved for a mortgage, I was looking for a home around $200,000 based on my income and bills. A mortgage around there would have made things comfortable. I was approved by my lender for a mortgage up to $350,000. “What was that?” was exactly my reaction. Knowing my budget, I......
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With the Thanksgiving this week, and Black Friday as well, I wanted to publish this post on Wednesday rather than the usual Friday publishing time. Here are some "Don'ts" to help you save some REAL money this Black Friday. Have a very happy Thanksgiving!...
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It's that time of year again in Chicago! We've already had a more winter-like Autumn with a couple of days where it got down below 30 degrees at night. This time of year, many places in the U.S. are starting to get pretty cold, which means almost everyone is trying to figure out ways to save money on their heating bill. Even places like Florida, Texas and other more southern states can get pretty cold once the winter months hit....
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Last week I just released a new logo for my blog, Atypical Finance. I’ve been super excited to share it with everyone and I’m glad it’s finally out in the wild. So why did I feel like it needed a facelift? In short, Atypical Finance has changed so much over the course of the past......
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Hey y’all! Since I just bought a home, I wanted to try something a little different this week. I’ve got a fun guest post on home gadgets written by Angela Pearse. Angela is a blogger for Zumper who frequently combines travel with freelance writing. She’s passionate about Art Deco hotels, historical novels, Netflix, hiking and healthy......
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How often do you look at your budget? I’m not just talking about looking at it with your eyes only, but really looking at it. My wife and I recently bought a new house, and because of that, I’ve had to pay a lot closer attention to my budget than I have been as of late.......
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Ah, the American dream—to be able to live with life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Part of the American Dream has always been owning your own home, but that was set in stone before people were funding their own retirements. For almost all of us, a house is going to be the biggest purchase......
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