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A Different Type of Survival Instinct

In my recent post about stockpiling cash, I discussed how the economic downturn was causing some people to go…

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Allowance Cutbacks During Difficult Financial Times

A related topic that came to mind during my discussion of Five Questions to Ask Before Giving Your Child…

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The Mr. Feeny Guide to Surviving a Recession

Who should we turn to in this economic roller coaster? Our new president? Our friends? Our mother? Forget that.…

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Netflix Snob or Redbox Hipster? The 8 Most Common Movie Rental Personalities

Picking a video used to be the toughest part about home movie watching. Honey, I Shrunk the Kids or…

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5 Questions to Ask Before Giving Your Child an Allowance

Parents choose to give their children an allowance in lieu of (or in addition to) earnings from a part-time…

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Negatives of Credit Card Balance Transfers Getting Worse

A while back I described The Balance Transfer Game – transferring a credit card balance from one card to…

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Infomercial Tricks of the Trade: How to Avoid Getting ShamWow’ed

I’ll be honest. I am intrigued by the ShamWow. Anything that can soak up that much liquid and have…

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The Market for Stolen Personal Information is Thriving

Having personal information stolen is only the first step in a process that ultimately leads to a loss. Increasingly,…

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Success Factors and Financial Prosperity

Most of the same factors that bring success in life also bring success in personal finances. It isn’t just…

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Alternative Currencies

During difficult financial times, people look to get more for their money. Some take that effort so far as…

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