July 3rd, 2012

Tuesday Roundup: 8 Ways Frugal Travelers Save on Trips

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8 Ways Frugal Travelers Save on Trips. “If you haven’t planned your Summer trip yet, then you’ve missed out on the first rule of budget traveling: plan in advance so you can score better deals. But that’s OK, because you can still save money on your trip by following these other eight tips for traveling on the cheap.” SavvySugar

http://www.wisebread.com/frugal-fourth-of-july-party-ideas. “Growing up, Fourth of July was one of my favorite holidays. I lived in rural New Hampshire at the time, an area that isn’t exactly known for having a lot to do.” Wise Bread

How to Turn Credit Card Points and Miles Into Cash. “But using just one card has its own drawbacks. In addition to not maximizing your rewards potential (something I’m willing to sacrifice for the sake of simplicity), if the card is a points or miles card, you may not be able to convert rewards to cash.” DoughRoller

The Essential Guide on How to Best Invest Your Money. “If you have worked for over 25 years, then you have probably starting to save for your future. This is positive, but you can make greater returns if you make that money work for you and don’t let it sit doing nothing.” Getting Money Wise

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May 1st, 2012

Tuesday Roundup: Unforgiven: Inside America’s Student Loan Bubble

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Unforgiven: Inside America’s Student Loan Bubble. "Rickina Velte was four classes away from earning her bachelor’s degree before mounting student debt and the difficulty of raising a family as a student forced her to drop out. 'I now am over $65,000 in debt with payments spiraling towards $400 a month,' she says. 'I’ve consolidated at least twice, but I can’t keep track of where the payments are going. I can’t see a light at the end of the tunnel.'" Credit Card Assist Blog

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March 12th, 2012

Monday Roundup: Live Like a Student

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Live Like a Student. "Many readers suggested that I can save money by 'living like a student' when I am in school and after I graduate from my MBA program. This might be harder for MBA students than other professional students who have gone straight from college to graduate school, and who haven’t had the chance to “inflate” their lifestyle." Well Heeled Blog

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February 10th, 2012

Friday Roundup: Alternative Currency.

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Alternative Currency. "Let’s have a little fun today shall we? Have you ever thought about money? I’m not talking about things like saving, paying doubt debt, investing, etc. No, I’m talking about tangible money. I personally am fascinated by it." Punch Debt In The Face

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December 19th, 2011

Monday Roundup: How to Eat for Free – 12 Ways to Score Free Meals

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How to Eat for Free – 12 Ways to Score Free Meals. "When you’re on a budget, it’s often necessary to cut out simple luxuries, like dining out. Unless, of course, you’re a savvy saver who knows how to work the system. In this case, you can have your cake and eat it too. If you know where to look, there are many ways you can enjoy delicious meals that won’t dirty a dish in your kitchen and won’t cost you a dime." Money Crashers

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November 14th, 2011

Monday Roundup: Caught Ya! My Teenager’s Sly Attempt to Get His Own Credit Card

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Caught Ya! My Teenager’s Sly Attempt to Get His Own Credit Card. "Last month we found a letter in our mailbox from Discover credit cards that was addressed to my teenage son, Matthew. Now why would Discover be contacting my son? You know, the mere thought of a credit card in my 14-year-old son’s hands really gets my hackles up, considering his poor money management skills and reckless free spending ways." Len Penzo dot Com

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November 7th, 2011

Monday Roundup: The Basics of How to Start an Emergency Fund

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"Rainy days are inevitable. Lately, they seem to stretch into rainy weeks and months. To guard against these unexpected tough times — emergencies — an easily accessible stash of cash is a must. Experts recommend that you have at the minimum 6-9 months of your living expenses in a savings account for potential rough times." SavvySugar

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October 17th, 2011

Monday Roundup: Who are the one percent?

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Who are the one percent? Since we a have a sense of who the 99 percent are, I thought it would only be fair to also show who the 1 percent of the U.S. are, since they own more than 40 percent of financial wealth in our country. According to Mother Jones, which looked at U.S. tax return data provided by Williams College, the one percent aren't all just big financial types. Bundle

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October 3rd, 2011

Monday Roundup: 5 Easy Ways to Make Money by Using Your Credit Cards

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"Now I know most of you guys are thinking the title sounds too good to be true. You might want to read this when you’re alone because nobody wants to share a “money making secret” with their coworkers." Yes, I Am Cheap

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September 26th, 2011

Monday Roundup: Cash-Strapped Americans Can’t Break the Overdraft Habit

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Overdraft fees are like a movie monster that just won't die. No amount of public outrage or regulation can slay the beast. But the banks aren't the only ones casting overdrafts in financial sequels: Truth is, consumers who don't properly manage their accounts, or who have money problems, keep breathing life into the overdraft dragon. Daily Finance

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