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Move over Milan: The Latest Fashion Trend for Hollywood is the Prepaid Debit Card Line

Celebrity prepaid debit cards are getting really fashionable! Let me show you some of the more outrageous ones.  Amanda's Post Update 09/12/2016: WOW. Apparently others weren't keen on all the fees these trendy cards carried as well! I've…
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Financial Accounts with Free Benefits to Help You Save for Your Child’s Future

Many parents want to build some sort of financial cushion for when their child moves out of the nest and is confronted with the big bills (like textbooks, college tuition, first apartment, down payment on their first home, etc.). Opening up…
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Adjust Your Internal Sensors to Trigger Financial Alerts at Lower Thresholds

Sick of being told you need a budget? I've got another way for you try to manage your money without breaking out excel. Many of you know that I used to work as an environmental investigator for the state. One of the most important parts of…
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How to Save Money on Electric Bill in Apartment

How can I lower my electric bill in an apartment? The tools + tricks + behavioral changes + you need for how to save money on electric bill in apartments. How to save money on electric bill in apartment when you can't make the kinds of changes…
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Blogging and Writing Full-Time: One Month Update

One of the most bizarre moments in Downtown Abbey for me was when the baffled Dowager Countess of Grantham—who has never worked a day in her life—asks, “What is a weekend?” For us working folk, the weekend marks the ending of 40+ hours…
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Stalked by an Internet Ad: How to Opt-Out of Some Behavioral Targeting

What is Behavioral Targeting? What does it look like on the internet, and how can you opt out of it? I’m being stalked by a 6-foot suede bean bag chair. It all started when I visited my friend Crystal from Budgeting in the Fun Stuff. She…