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Finances of the Undead: Why You Will Never See a Zombie Banker

Let me ask you something: could you ever see a zombie banker? The short answer is no way. Aside from the fact that you would be as uneasy making transactions as a horse approaching a rattle snake, it just would not be practical. Zombies would…

My Two Cents

Just my two cents -- what are things that are not worth it? My friend received a very humorous communication from AT&T back in August and shared it with me. AT&T owed her $0.02, and decided that it was best to draw up a check for…
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Retail and Manufacturer Competition: When Consumers Lose

The general understanding is that the more retailers and manufacturers in the marketplace the lower the prices for consumers will be due to fierce competition that leads to price slashing—lots of companies fighting over too few dollars. This…
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Would You Sell Your Wedding Rings to Pay for a Big Purchase?

Would you sell your wedding rings to raise money, or after a divorce? You're probably wondering, "where can I sell my wedding rings?" Last week during the television show Downsized, the Bruce family was faced with losing their entire emergency…
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A Very Un-Frugal Confession: We Rescued a Dog

This past July I was standing in the front parking lot of my office waiting for Paul to pick me up from work when I saw a big white body mass under a car. It was hot, it was dry, and I was afraid of what I was actually looking at. When I got…