September 14th, 2012

Link Roundup: 15 Financial Tips From My Mother…the Original Tightwad

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15 Financial Tips From My Mother…the Original Tightwad “I always joke that I come from a long line of Penny Pinchers, Frau Frugals, and Tedious Tightwads, but quite honestly it is absolutely true. And probably one of the biggest influences in my own financial life is my mother, Penny Pincher Numero Uno.” The Centsible Life

5 Ways to Make Next Year’s Taxes Easier “Does the name Uncle Sam make you cower in fear of filing next year’s taxes? Though you probably want to put taxes out of your mind until the calendar year has changed, you’ll keep next season’s stress levels down by getting organized early.” SavvySugar

Why Some People Get Ahead Financially and Others Don’t “Why do some people end up financially secure and even well off, when others, starting with similar situations never quite make it?” Broke Professionals

Growing Your Income Is Essential For Early Retirement “Young folks who are saying no to debt and minimizing lifestyle inflation have a great head start. However, they will have to earn more money to increase their retirement savings. It’s great to be frugal, but that won’t get you very far if you don’t have money left over to invest. The first step to financial prosperity is to be frugal, but the second step of earning more money is even more important.” Retire by 40

How I Saved $25/Month With One Call to My Cable Company “Some people see cable TV as a luxury. Others see it as a waste of money. Like the majority of people, I fall somewhere between the two extremes. Regardless of how you feel about cable TV, you should do whatever it takes to save money on your cable services.” My Two Dollars

The Mistake That Plunged My Credit Score 200 Points “In the fall of 2011, I went on an episode of ‘The Suze Orman Show’ to ask her how to repair my credit, and I knew I was in big trouble when she told me there was nothing she could do.” LearnVest

3 Ideas to Help Young Adults Improve Their Finances “Young adults today have a wide range of financial struggles. For the most part, they have too much debt, bad spending habits, not enough savings and poor investing skills. Throw in today’s record unemployment for young workers and the result isn’t pretty.” Being Frugal

My Money Story: How A Surprisingly Simple Checklist Saved Us $1,365 A Year By Eliminating Wasted Food “The average American family of four throws away $1,365 to $2,275 worth of food per year, according to the National Resources Defense Council. Here’s how we learned to completely eliminate wasted food for an entire year.” Money Under 30

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  1. I’ve decided that I don’t give a ratzass about my credit score. When I pay off a $1400 credit card and have paid down more debt than you can imagine, imposed on me by an alcoholic and irresponsible husband, when I have worked as many as three jobs at once to get in the clear, supporting two children on my own, and my credit score still remains ‘poor,’ it’s simply time to stop allowing some powerful invisible being (like god) to impress me with its judgments. I don’t buy into the establishment. I’ll make my way with cash, thank you. Keep your credit score and stick it in any orifice you like.

    Soquilii at 4:13 pm on September 25, 2012

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