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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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Confession. I want a new car. Sometimes that comes in the form of wanting a brand-spanking-new vehicle without any miles on it. Other times I want to simply upgrade to a newer used vehicle. But the more I think about wanting a new car, the more I think about how I don’t want a new car payment. Here are 5 things you can do to keep your car like new and avoid wanting to buy a new one....
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When you are trying to get your financial life in order, it is very easy to start pinching pennies. It’s easy to become cheap. It’s way too easy to overcompensate and not spending any money in order to try and control your money. But as I’ve written before, balance is key. If you go from spending money......
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Unexpected expenses, or what we think are unexpected expenses come up all the time in our personal finances. Have you ever been hit with an unexpected expense?...
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When it comes to money, most of us want the same thing: more of it.  Sure, you might be able to negotiate a raise, but that’s not your only option. The truth is, you don’t have to be at the mercy of your boss when it comes to growing your money.  Take control of your finances today by trying these four simple ways to make your money grow faster. ...
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Since there are only so many goals or changes that our minds allow us to take on at once, it’s important to identify what’s going to impact your finances the most. I believe that there are five key things you can do to influence your finances for the better and rule your finances in the new year....
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Ebenezer Scrooge is arguably one of the most famous literary figures in history. Even people who haven’t read the Charles Dickens classic, A Christmas Carol have heard of Ebenezer Scrooge. Scrooge has been portrayed by many different actors in radio, cartoon, and live action since the book was written. From Classic tellings such as the 1984 movie starring George C. Scott to more comical versions such as the Muppets version starring Michael Caine or the Jetsons episode, A Jetson Christmas Carol, it’s clear that Scrooge has left his mark on the English speaking culture....
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A lot of us these days (me included) feel so strapped for time that we don't think we have the time to fix financial holes in our budgets. Truth be told, it takes work to get your finances under control and sometimes it can take a lot of time. So what do you do when you have both a need to work on your finances and the need for more time?...
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Every time one of my kids walks down the stairs I’m always sure to blurt out “Be careful!” I have two little girls at home, ages seven and four. I watch them wobble down the stairs with toys and blankets (and whatever else they can grab) in their hands so they can keep playing. At......
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