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Stopping Text Spam – 4 Ways to Report Text Spam

Why am I getting spam text messages? How to report text spam so that you can get it to stop, plus what the law says. I’ve been ignoring text spams on my phone for too long. It started out with just one text spam out of the blue that I…
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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…
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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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Don’t Sell Your Wedding Rings (Before Reading This)

Would you sell your wedding rings to raise money, or after a divorce? If you're wondering "where can I sell my wedding rings?", then read on. A few years ago, during the television show Downsized, the Bruce family was faced with losing their…
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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…
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Grocery List for Two Weeks of Meals (Free PDF – On a Budget)

Looking for a grocery list for two weeks? I'll share our two week meal plan on a budget, plus strategies for how to grocery shop for two weeks. More and more people seem to be joining the twice-a-month grocery shopping bandwagon, creating a…