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The Money Marathon: Personal Finance is a Marathon

Recently I was planning my training schedule for a big race that is coming up in six months, and…

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Virtual Piggy Banks

The number of financial products geared towards children continues to grow. Starting children’s introduction to money and finance as…

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NES: The Best Investment My Parents Ever Made

When most people think of investments, they think of stocks, bonds, and maybe those gold coins your grandpa gave…

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Person-to-Person Loans, Laddering and Short-Term Savings

In my recent post about short-term savings, I talked about creating an emergency fund with three to six months’…

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The difference between cheap and frugal, revisited

In a very recent article, I talked about the difference between being cheap vs. being frugal. I defined the…

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Should You Buy the Extended Warranty?

Like any form of insurance, you can probably convince yourself that not buying an extended warranty on an electronics…

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Seven steps to wealth

How can you join the ranks of America’s wealthy (defined as people whose net worth is over $1 million)?…

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Holiday Tipping Guidelines

Just as personal connections make person-to-person lending so successful at Lending Club, you probably have many personal relationships with…

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Avoid Lending Scams

I recently received an email from a lady in the Midwest who was the victim of an online lending…

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Free Shipping Enticements

As a child, receiving the Sears Wishbook in the mail was one of the true thrills of the holiday…

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