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The Importance of Basic Math Skills

Basic math skills are critical to personal finance success. Improving your math skills will have a positive impact on…

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Catalog Shopping Concerns

The popularity of catalogs seems to have declined as more and more people shop online. Even with diminishing usefulness,…

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Road Trip! How to Save Gas During Summer Vacation

The road trip is an annual rite of summer, but rising fuel costs may replace car rides with gas…

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Rent to Own

A related topic to my post on Rental Center Pricing is the rent to own services offered by rental…

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Electronic Gift Certificates

In the past, I’ve written about the negative aspects of using gift cards. Electronic gift certificates have some advantages…

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The Joy of Doing it Yourself

When we compare the options of doing tasks ourselves and paying to have them done, we often overlook the…

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Optimized Pricing

At first glance, offering different prices to people for the same product or service sounds like discrimination. In the…

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The Watering Hole

I’ve dubbed eating lunch out “The Budget Killer”, but that title could easily be applied to a related activity:…

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Rental Center Pricing

Rental centers allow you to rent everything from furniture and appliances to computers and high-end electronics. Monthly fees may…

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A New Hope: Jedi Master Yoda’s Guide to Surviving a Recession

What can Yoda teach us about surviving a recession? Plenty, as it turns out. The Jedi Master’s teachings reach…

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