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Can You Live Off of Your Estimated Social Security Benefits Alone?

How much money will I need to retire in 2045? Can I live off of social security benefits alone? We'll answer these retirement questions, and more. Our culture has this obsession with youth. We shun aging and we are eager to push out one generation…
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5 Laws of Gold (Plus the 7 Cures to Fix a Lean Purse)

Learn what the 5 Laws of Gold say about your own finances. We also discuss the lean purse, and 7 cures to fix it (with real life examples). About a year ago, I devoured the 5 laws of gold after picking up a used copy of The Richest Man in Babylon…
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Coupon Fine Print – What Does it Mean?

Have you noticed all that coupon fine print on the coupons you use? Ever wonder what it all means, and how you can use them to maximize your savings? I use coupons like money. The more coupons I use, the less money that I have to take from…
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We Were Scammed on Craigslist: How to Protect Yourself

You use Craigslist and are wondering how to identify a craigslist scammer. Let me share our own craigslist scam experience, and tips for protecting yourself. We've dabbled in selling things on Craigslist over the years, and have become really…
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Coupon Fraud Part I

Coupon fraud...did you know it's an actual crime? Let's discuss what it is, how you might be committing it, and examples of arrests/penalties incurred. “Ma’am, it won’t take this coupon.” After scanning the coupon for the third time…

Is Frugality an Anti-Aphrodisiac?

Have you ever picked up a date in a Reliant K car? Politely asked the person across the table from you to only order from the “turf” options in a seafood restaurant? Slipped a coupon in with your credit card in the oh-so-stylish black notepads…