Credit Card Companies Aren’t Providing Credit Scores For YOUR Benefit

  • Credit, Invest
  • June 17, 2017
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Image courtesy of hin255 / FreeDigitalPhotos.net The credit card companies are at it again. Remember, these are the same companies that think you’re so stupid that they actually created a commercial that suggests it would be a great idea to buy things for your friends just to earn credit card rewards. What are they up […]

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How Much Does It Cost Businesses To Allow Credit and Debit Card Payments?

  • Credit, Debt
  • June 17, 2017
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Image courtesy of hin255 / FreeDigitalPhotos.net Imagine going through a fast food drive through, and seeing a sign stating that you will be charged a service fee for each order. If that wasn’t odd enough, the sign goes on to say that your $0.39 will be refunded if you pay with credit card, cash, or […]

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No Thanks, DirectTV, You Know Where You Can Stick Your High Pressure Sales Act

  • Credit, Debt
  • June 17, 2017
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Image courtesy of Grant Cochrane / FreeDigitalPhotos.net I thanked the employee that had asked if I needed any help, guided me to what I was looking for within Best Buy,  and answered my questions. As I began to turn away, he said, “Oh, just one more thing. Who is your cable provider?” It was at […]

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Why I Hate Credit Cards: Hotel Incidental Policy

I hate credit cards with a passion. The more I walk through life trying not to use them, the more I hate them. My family and I drove to Florida late last week, which gave me the opportunity to find yet another reason to despise them. No matter how much I want to pay with […]

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Using Arcade Games to Teach My Daughter About Gambling

I am writing this as my daughter skates around the local roller rink. There was a time when she would bring $5 with her and blow it all on the arcade games. After many failed attempts to grab the stuffed animal or put the ball in the right slot I think she’s learned the value […]

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The Biggest Ripoff EVER

Every Memorial Day weekend Vonnie and I host a little get together for family and friends. While shopping for the needed supplies last week I purchased a product that could very well be the biggest ripoff on planet Earth. Can you guess what it is? If you guessed bottled water, you were close. At least […]

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Save Money By Buying YOURSELF A Gift Card!!

Image courtesy of stockimages / FreeDigitalPhotos.net I wasn’t happy as I walked into Applebees to purchase a $50 gift card. A well liked member of the staff at the elementary school where Vonnie worked was leaving and her coworkers had come up with the idea to have everyone pitch in and get a gift card […]

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Avoiding Debt by Minimizing Large and Recurring Expenses – Rethinking Personal Vehicles

  • Credit, Debt, Invest
  • June 17, 2017
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Public transit is an economical option. One of the keys to avoiding debt is to know how it overtakes us. Without a doubt, debt has many helpers in the form of large and recurring expenses. I’d like to share with you a few pages from my own playbook when it comes to handling large and […]

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Worrying Doesn’t Accomplish Anything. Take Action. Now.

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  • June 17, 2017
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Image courtesy of FrameAngel / FreeDigitalPhotos.net “Are you making yourself old again?” I heard Tori’s friend say to her from behind me as we headed off to dance class. I had never heard the phrase before, but I immediately understood what she meant. She was referring to the scrunched look on Tori’s face which was […]

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