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4 Ways to Actually Save Money on Black Friday

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!...Read More
November 12, 2018

9 Brilliant Ways to Save Money on Your Heating Bill This Winter

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....Read More
November 6, 2018

Budgeting: The Roots of Your Financial Tree (and New Logo!)

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......Read More
October 24, 2018

9 Smart Home Gadgets to Invest In

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......Read More
October 15, 2018

Here’s How Often You Should Look at Your Budget

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.......Read More
October 8, 2018

7 Hidden Costs of Buying A House

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......Read More
September 17, 2018
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