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Taking the Personal out of Personal Finances: Has America Gone Too Far with Sharing Numbers?

Do you openly share your household income with family and friends? Here's why I don't. I’ve had several uncomfortable run-ins with people wanting me to disclose my personal financial information. When I graduated college both my mother…

A Trade Secret of Frugality

Much of personal finance is really quite simple. Earn money. Spend less than you earn. Save the extra. However, mastering these seemingly easy concepts is difficult for many people. You know you should set a budget, but it seems so…

Insurance Information from the Inside

I hate purchasing insurance. I don’t know if it’s the result of hearing so many insurance fraud stories on the news or years of insurance reps trying to instill the promise of future disasters in my head, but I always have the sneaking…
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Hernia Operation Cost - How to Shop Around for Surgery

Did you ever think to lower your hernia operation cost ($3,900 - $8,900) by shopping around? Let me show you why you want to shop around for your next surgery, and how to estimate your costs.  Amanda’s Note: Do not shop around if you…
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Frugal Living Guide: How to Find Quality Furniture Cheap

Paul and I purchased a large, 3100 square foot home in Houston last September. We didn’t expect or seek out such a large space, but after touring 19 different homes (this was our 20th) we instantly fell in love with it. Not only was…