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Brand Loyalty: Could Your Money be Spent Elsewhere?

As my readers know, I believe in stockpiling to save money. When products hit rock bottom prices, I am there with coupons in hand to purchase months or even a year’s worth. In fact, I have recently scored 4 bottles of Purex liquid detergent…

“Why Are we So Clueless about the Stock Market?”: A Book Review

As I read Mariusz Skonieczny’s book, I couldn’t help but think back to my first job out of college. I was hired to make international sales (I was the entire department) on a grant given to this brand new start-up company by the USDA. About…
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Saving and Sacrificing Without Purpose: Why Do I Want to be Rich?

Why do I want to be rich? Asking this question clarifies what "rich" means to you, plus unlocks one key of happiness that most rich people never get. I want to be rich. I’ve never actually said that out loud, much less confessed it to…

The 7 Deadly Purchase Sins: You’ll Never Get Rich if you Practice These

In no particular order, here is a list of what I deem to be the 7 deadly purchase sins that will surely keep money out of your pocket. Ideal Self Purchases:  Do you ever purchase things because the type of person whom you ideally want…
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“Bahumbug”, or Rather “Throw it Over the Fence”: My Grandfather Scrooge

Great Depression survival stories my grandfather shared with me. His miserly ways were deeply shaped by the childhood he lived. Talk about extreme frugality! My grandfather was a simple man—simple, not unintelligent. He grew up on the same…
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Short-Term Money Solutions for the Cash-Strapped: Where to get Money When you Need it Now

If you are financially strapped for cash from a medical issue, losing a job, losing benefits, taking a pay cut, etc., then there are many ways that you can get cash fast that will leave you worse off in the future than you are today. Payday…