Afford Anything with Paula Pant

November 29, 2011

“It’s not the balance in a person’s bank account that makes them happy; it’s the ‘spread’ between their bank balance and their bills. If there’s a wide spread, people have more flexibility, more options. If there’s a narrow spread, people perceive themselves as stuck, and their happiness levels plummet.” – Paula Pant Having options and […]

Do You Eat When You’re Upset?

November 26, 2011

We all make emotional decisions (like eating when we’re upset) but you can’t let your emotions rule your brain and expect positives results. You may call it comfort food but your body doesn’t know the difference, it just sees that ice cream as calories and fat. The same thing happens when you spend money because […]

What Were We Thinking?

November 23, 2011

Do you ever have one of those moments in life where you stop dead in your tracks, smack yourself in the forehead, and say “what was I thinking!” I’m sure we’ve all had moments like that, I think it’s just part of being human. I’ve actually been having that thought more often lately, and it’s […]

Small Business Saturday – $25 Promotion

November 22, 2011

Yesterday we covered Christmas shopping deals sites, many of which will have big sales for Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but there’s also a chance to save some money in shops that don’t typically have people camped out overnight for deals during the holiday weekend. Typically Black Friday tends to center around bigger chain stores […]

Christmas Shopping Deals Sites

November 21, 2011

Christmas shopping deals sites could save you some money as you work your way through the gift list this holiday season.  As you make your holiday shopping budget remember it’s a great time of year to find some bargains. And, as you might imagine, many of the best deals can be found online. Here are […]

7 Signs of a Bad Investment

November 19, 2011

Finding a good place to invest your money isn’t always easy but a good way to start is to weed out the bad investments.  Obviously this won’t end up with a list of the best places to put your money, but narrowing down your choices to help avoid the worst is a good place to […]

14 Car Buying Lessons to Help You Get a Good Deal & Avoid Regret

November 17, 2011

Buying a car can be an exhausting process and you have many opportunities to slip up and pay for things that you don’t really need.  Each time my wife and I buy a car, we get better at the process and get more for our money. We just spent the last month and a half […]

High Deductible Health Plans Here to Stay?

November 13, 2011

Open enrollment is here again and we had to make a decision about using a high deductible health plan (HDHP) before last Friday’s deadline.  Last year was the first time that we used a HDHP with a health savings account but this year we were considering switching back to a traditional insurance plan since we’re […]

7 Extra Ways to Earn Money at Work

November 10, 2011

Most of us earn our money from the paycheck we get every few weeks but there are other ways you can get your employer to pay you.  I recently missed a chance to cash in on one of these extra ways to earn money at work; I’m going over them here so you don’t miss […]

What Do You Think Of Occupy Wall Street?

November 7, 2011

I was in Minneapolis last weekend and as I walked back to my hotel I ran across a group of people who were carrying on the cause of Occupy Wall Street and had setup Occupy Minneapolis. It was already pretty cold and windy and it’s just the beginning of November so my first thought was […]

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