Stop Living Paycheck to Paycheck

November 2, 2010

A few years ago, our family lived by being dependent on receiving a weekly paycheck. Both the husband and I maintain great jobs, but we were hardly able to pay the bills. Borrowing from Peter to pay Paul – we would push one bill to lapse its due date to pay another we ‘forgot’ about. […]

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Frugal to survive or frugal to be rich?

October 26, 2010

My goal with starting this blog was to hold myself accountable for getting out of debt. When that goal was reached I could track building my wealth. Frugal to Survive So, for the past couple years my frugal way of thinking was led by a need to survive or scrimp to pay off debt. Being […]

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Peter Thiel wants to give 20 under 20 Kids $100,000 to Drop Out of College

October 20, 2010

Billionaire Peter Thiel recently announced at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference in San Francisco that he will award 20 people less than 20 years old cash grants of $100,000 to drop out of school. The Thiel Foundation was created to help innovate the next generation of tech visionaires. He believes there is more value for the […]

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Extreme Frugality to Live within Your Means?

October 11, 2010

Don’t you wish you could just get control of your finances? Meet the Carters – this family of six took on extremely frugality to do just that. The great recession has caused many of us to face the cold hard facts about our finances. Last year, Mr. Carter really took a close look at this […]

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Psych Yourself Rich Book Review

October 8, 2010

Psych Yourself Rich is the best book to help you understand the personal relationship with money. Author Farnoosh Torabi shows you how to develop the mindset, discipline, and habits to grow wealth and achieve you goals on your own terms- without fear, anxiety, misery, or too much sacrifice, by combining the latest approaches in behavioral […]

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Plastic Wars: Credit or Debit Card?

October 6, 2010

Do you think there are certain purchases that make better sense to use the credit card over the debit card? No doubt that debit cards are still main plastic used for shopping, because as consumers we choose to spend below our means (that is your reason right?). But the question popped up in my thoughts […]

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10 Thrift Store Halloween Costume Ideas

October 3, 2010

The official countdown to Halloween has begun! With parties and trick-or-treating around the corner, its time to find that original costume, and what a better place than your local thrift store? It’s amazing what you can find at the thrift stores during Halloween. Many stores, like the Salvation Army and Goodwill stores set up an […]

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GetCurrency and PF Comics!

October 1, 2010

Generation X and Y now has help navigating a financial minefield. American Express recently released a content-rich, social-media platform called Currency (getcurrency.com). Tell me More! For young adults in their 20’s and 30’s, Currency offers tips and suggestions on saving and spending, in a voice that speaks to them from more than 25 leading personal-finance […]

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