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Chapter 2 – What Your Money is Trying to Tell You

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Chapter 2 – What Your Money is Trying to Tell You The truth about money is that money is a thing. The leaves left in your gutters could have more value and worth if we all agreed they do. Money is just paper, metal or virtual credit in a computer. The truth about money is that if you think you ... Read More »

Must Have Black Friday Shopping Tips!

We are officially one week away from my favorite and most dreaded shopping day of the year. That’s right folks, Black Friday is here! The Better Business Bureau (BBB) has released an excellent Black Friday shopping tip sheet that I urge all of you to read. So here. Read it… “It’s time to start planning your Black Friday, that special ... Read More »

Online Shopping Tips For The Holiday Shopping On The Horizon

I feel it’s safe to assume that since Halloween is now over we can officially label this time of the year as the Holiday Season! Which I am super excited about! I love Thanksgiving and December’s holidays – mostly for the food – but often find the obligation and burden of buying gifts a heavy strain on my wallet, as ... Read More »

My Mother’s Holiday Club Account

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As a child I can remember my mother diligently putting $5 a week away in a holiday club account at our credit union. Every week, the same amount, and every week it was done. These days, the amount has increased to a whopping $10 a week. Although this doesn’t sound like much, if you multiply $10/week by 52 weeks per ... Read More »

Keeping up With The Joneses

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We’ve all seen it: one neighbor gets a new car, so the other neighbor goes out and gets a new car. One neighbor strings up lots of Christmas lights and the other neighbor has to string up more Christmas lights. It’s the sense of competition. We all want to be the best. And while that may be healthy when it ... Read More »

What I Learned From Being In Debt

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The following guest post was contributed by Margaret Keely who is a writer, educator and continues giving inspiration and guidance to her students during nursing classes as part of their quality nursing education. If you would like to contribute a guest post, click here. Being in debt makes you feel ashamed, guilty and stupid. It can make you feel like ... Read More »

“What’s In Your Virtual Wallet?” – The Future of Mobile Commerce

SXSW 2011 hosted a phenomenal conference this year with interactive, film and music media seminars. As part of the interactive section there were a handful of financal seminars about the future of shopping, lending and banking. One particular session that caught my interest was one entitled “What’s In Your Virtual Wallet?” featuring representatives from PayPal and eBay/RedLaser. This session focused ... Read More »

Shop-O-Nomics: How the Missing Dollar Sign Makes You Spend More

I’m giving your reading muscles a break today and instead of writing you an article here’s a video based on a study put out by Cornell University in 2009 about the “Effects of Menu-price Formats on Restaurant Checks“. The study suggested that people were more inclined to purchase and spend more if the dollar sign ($) was dropped in front ... Read More »

If You Live In The Real America, Be Patriotic. Go Shopping And Run Up Credit Card Debt.

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Have you heard the stories that the government wants us to get out and go shopping to stimulate the economy? Remember after 9/11 when President Bush encouraged people to go shopping to get things moving again? Well I think the patriotic shopping argument may have gone too far now with Discover flying their American flag credit card. (You can see ... Read More »

Fear and Loathing in Debt

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Being in debt is not an emotional walk in the park and unless you know what it is like, you can’t feel the pain or suffering that goes with it. People forget or don’t know what it is like to be in debt. No, not the kind of debt where you owe Bob a bit for spotting you for lunch. ... Read More »

Your financial questions answered – Dallas Morning News

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If you’re worried about your finances in these tough economic times, we can help. We’ve teamed up with the Dallas-Fort Worth Financial Planning Association to offer free financial advice. Just e-mail your question to [email protected] . We ... Read More »

Debit Card Concerns. Profits Hide Truth About Your Risks.

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For years banks have lied and hidden the reality of debit cards from you. What I’m about to tell you is going to sound counter-intuitive from everything you’ve been taught and believe. Here it is. Don’t use a debit card. It’s not smart financial management. By now you’re probably thinking that I’ve lost my mind but before you judge me, ... Read More »

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