November 22nd, 2013

Link Roundup: Ways to Make Do With What You Have

 

Ways to Make Do With What You Have

 

Ways to Make Do With What You Have “Have you heard the old saying: “Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without.”? I grew up with this, in theory and in practice. We were poor, Mom and Dad lived every day showing us what it meant to ‘make it do’ and we often ‘did without’. Here are my thoughts on frugal ways to make things do.” Prairie Eco-Thrifter

15 Financial Failings That Will Prevent An Early Retirement “For those of us who want to retire comfortably and do so while we still have the energy to enjoy our free time, personal vices must be kept to a minimum. Eliminate or at least put off indulging in bad habits that will cost you money in both the short and long term, and you will reach your goal of a relaxing retirement that much sooner.” FIRE Finance

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November 15th, 2013

Link Roundup: 7 Money-Saving Strategies That Can Cost You More

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7 Money-Saving Strategies That Can Cost You More "Going DIY is one of many ways that people try to save money, but can end up paying more in the long run. Here are six more." Get Rich Slowly

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November 8th, 2013

Link Roundup: 3 Areas Not to Overlook as You Financially Prepare for Next Year

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3 Areas Not to Overlook as You Financially Prepare for Next Year "Whether you believe it or not, we are just a short seven short weeks or so from ringing in 2014. If you’re like me, you may feel like this year has flown by and the prospect of a new year is a bit on the nutty side. While it is crazy, I like to be prepared and the impending new year is a great reminder that it’s a perfect opportunity to look at how we can financially prepare for the dawn of a new calendar year." Narrow Bridge Finance

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November 1st, 2013

Link Roundup: How to ‘Trick’ Yourself Into Keeping on Budget

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How to ‘Trick’ Yourself Into Keeping on Budget "Are you good at sticking to your budget, or like some of us, do you need help controlling your spending when it comes to keeping on track with a budget? Sitting down and planning a regular budget is a good way to keep track of money, but not if you play games with yourself and overspend each month. Learn how to trick yourself into spending less and saving more with these strategies." My Bank Tracker

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October 25th, 2013

Link Roundup: Mistakes to Avoid in Budgeting

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Mistakes to Avoid in Budgeting "If you are new to budgeting, this is just the article for you. If you think you have budgeting mastered, you may want to make sure you are not committing one of these mistakes. The simple truth is that everyone makes mistakes when it comes to budgeting and we should all do what we can to avoid these common mistakes." 20's Finances

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October 18th, 2013

Link Roundup: How Much Should I Save?

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How Much Should I Save? "I get asked “how much money should I save?” quite often. It’s one of those questions that people want a black and white answer to. And it’s hard not to blame them. Personal finance is hard. We want shortcuts. We want easy answers. We want a cookie cutter approach." 20 Something Finance

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October 11th, 2013

Link Roundup: 7 Ways You Are Losing Money and Don’t Know It

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7 Ways You Are Losing Money and Don’t Know It "The money that you make is important! Keep ahold of it by watching for unexpected ways that you are losing income every month. Many money traps stay small enough to escape your notice, but their cumulative effect can hamper your budget plans and create long-term expenses. Avoid these problems by shining light on your unnoticed costs removing them." Getting Money Wise

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October 4th, 2013

Link Roundup: Is Your Year-End Financial Plan Missing Something?

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Is Your Year-End Financial Plan Missing Something? "No question: Q4 is the carpe diem quarter. You’ve got nine months of the year behind you, the blank slate of 2014 around the corner—and a small window of time to tackle financial chores before the holidays hit... Yep, there’s a lot to do, and you may not nail every item on your To Do list (who does?). But this primer will make sure you don’t miss anything crucial, so that you’re in great shape when the New Year comes dancing in." Betterment

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September 27th, 2013

Link Roundup: 5 Money Excuses That Held Me Back

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5 Money Excuses That Held Me Back "...This past weekend, I resembled the person I once was: a gal who made a handful of money excuses. Here’s how those excuses held me back and what I did to overcome them." Get Rich Slowly

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September 20th, 2013

Link Roundup: 5 Ways to Stay Motivated While Saving

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5 Ways to Stay Motivated While Saving "Saving money is a long and sometimes difficult process, so while you’re on the road to reaching your goals, it’s important to stay motivated. Here are some tips on how to stay focused and enthusiastic." My Bank Tracker

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