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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…
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Direct Selling: The Potential to Increase Your Bottom Line and Your Cupboards

Visualize this scene: I am sitting with my sister at a Tupperware rally (aka, a revival for consumerism). There are streamers, there is glitter all over the berber carpeting, and there are spray-tan women with microphones. As an early-twenty…
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Denmark: Highest Tax Rate and Happiest People. Why?

Ever wondered why Denmark is the happiest country...but they also have the highest tax rate? Denmark taxes and happiness -- let's dig into this. Most of us don’t like paying taxes because it is more money out of our pockets. This can be…
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Do the Amish Pay Taxes? Which Taxes DON’T they Pay? (with Video)

Do Amish pay taxes? Do Mennonites pay taxes? We'll look at the facts for if Amish pay income tax, property taxes, social security taxes, sales taxes, etc. The tax deadline is upon us, and I wanted to take this opportunity to shed some light…