negotiating medical bills

5 Smart Ways To Support Your Gaming Habit

Amanda's Note: This was provided by an online contact. We get it. Gaming is an expensive hobby. Keeping up with the newest releases requires a lot of investment. And, of course, some of those releases are inevitably duds. Which is why so…
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What are You, Ancient Egyptian?

Every so often someone strikes up a random money conversation with me. They don't know that I spend my free time researching, analyzing, brainstorming, living, and breathing money management, frugal hacks, and the like. To them, I'm just…
kindness

A Reese's-Cup Lesson in True Generosity I Was Blessed to Receive

  Just the other week while at a coffee shop having a merrily productive morning (which doesn't always happen with my preggo brain, I can assure you!), a young man in his 20s came in and sat next to me. He didn't pay for a coffee…
relationship between cost and value

Mom-Mom's China Helps Me Not Confuse Cost with Value

My grandmother -- father's mother -- passed away from pancreatic cancer when I was around five years old. And even though from time-to-time I think about her and wonder about the kind of relationship we would have had if she had lived through…
worth it

Not Every Financial Fight is Worth It

I'm sitting at a coffee shop. I don't actually drink coffee, but enjoy a good iced soy chai if I'm needing to get out of my home office to find some inspiration. Today the inspiration comes from two pigeons squabbling over about two square…
how did people survive the great depression
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Frugal Lessons from People Who Survived the Great Depression

How did people survive the great depression? And what can we learn from people who surived the Great Depression? I'll share with you some saving money + survival tips.  Have you ever met someone who was alive during the Great Depression? They…