Ok, I'm known for really stupid jokes. I didn't mean The Nile. I meant DENIAL! About 80% of the stupid financial decisions are made out of denial of several things: 1. That we have to answer to a higher power, whether it be God, our parents, our … [Read more...] about Stupid financial mistakes? Blame a river in Egypt!
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A number of friends and coworkers have been renting DVD sets recently from Netflix and Blockbuster online in order to catch up on early seasons of shows like 24 or CSI (pick on of the 15 out there). This leads me to my newest scheme to get rid of … [Read more...] about Another scheme to cancel cable: Rent DVD Sets
Yeah, that's right. I left the "E" out of "Extreme". That means this article is XTREME! People are extremely frugal for 3 reasons: 1. They just don't have money to spend 2. They have money to spend, but they want to save as much as possible 3. … [Read more...] about 5 Xtreme Saving Ideas! Warning: May be a little gross
An article by Money Smart Life about 10 Ways to Cut Your Restaurant Bill provoked some thoughts of my own. I whole-heartedly agree with all of his statements and have been practicing them all for a few years now. I'd like to add a few of my … [Read more...] about Save money on dining out
New IRS tax rules for 2007, which took effect Jan. 1, forbid tax deductions for charitable donations unless you can prove the donation through receipts or other official financial records. However, don't let that scare you away from donating. If … [Read more...] about Stop donating your cash. Write a check instead.
D at Divorce to Financial Freedom is having a discussion with her 17-year-old son about getting his first credit card. Some comments have mentioned that they wish they got their first card earlier in life, and some wish they never got one. I got … [Read more...] about How young is too young for a credit card?