From the monthly archives:

February 2010

Save Money on Computer Software

by Mike on February 25, 2010

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Your ads will be inserted here byNow! Plugin for AdSense.Please go to the plugin admin page to paste your ad code. Good news! You don’t have to pay an arm and a leg for computer software! While I don’t have statistics to back this up, it has been my observation that the average home computer […]

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Cutting Cable Saved Over $70 per Month

by Mike on February 24, 2010

Your ads will be inserted here byNow! Plugin for AdSense.Please go to the plugin admin page to paste your ad code. Last summer, as I was plowing through debt with gazelle-like intensity, I decided I was going to do something radical. I was going to completely cut off my cable in an effort to save […]

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Your ads will be inserted here byNow! Plugin for AdSense.Please go to the plugin admin page to paste your ad code. Every Tuesday, I will post a link roundup of articles I’ve found while researching the Internet. February completes my first full month of blogging in the personal finance world. It has been exciting and […]

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How NOT to Dispute a Credit Card Charge

by Mike on February 22, 2010

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Your ads will be inserted here byNow! Plugin for AdSense.Please go to the plugin admin page to paste your ad code. Every once in a while I like to flip the script. Sure, I could tell you how to dispute a credit card charge but I figured it would be more fun to tell you […]

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Buried Treasure

by Mike on February 19, 2010

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Your ads will be inserted here byNow! Plugin for AdSense.Please go to the plugin admin page to paste your ad code. Last month I asked the question: “Are You Investing Your Talents?” I briefly discussed the differences between planting and burying something. The Bible has a lot to say about planting, sowing, reaping and harvest. […]

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Deal or Frill: The Miche Bag

by Mike on February 18, 2010

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Your ads will be inserted here byNow! Plugin for AdSense.Please go to the plugin admin page to paste your ad code. I’m starting a new series called “Deal or Frill”. The idea is simple, I’ll post a story and you tell me rather you think the purchase is a Deal: A sale favorable to the […]

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Automated Payments vs Online Bill Pay

by Mike on February 17, 2010

Your ads will be inserted here byNow! Plugin for AdSense.Please go to the plugin admin page to paste your ad code. While I appreciate the Internet and all the convenience it has to offer; I am not ready to set my payments on autopilot. Automatic payments are offered by most companies you would owe money […]

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Your ads will be inserted here byNow! Plugin for AdSense.Please go to the plugin admin page to paste your ad code. Every Tuesday, I will post a link roundup of articles I’ve found while researching the Internet. Last week a paid off another credit card! Looking at the zero balance was incredibly satisfying. I have […]

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It’s Tax Season ~ Get it Done!

by Mike on February 15, 2010

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Your ads will be inserted here byNow! Plugin for AdSense.Please go to the plugin admin page to paste your ad code. It’s tax season and unless you are an accountant or just love numbers, the idea of doing your taxes may bore you as much as watching paint dry. However, it is better to do […]

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Should I Hurry to Pay off My Student Loans

by Mike on February 12, 2010

Your ads will be inserted here byNow! Plugin for AdSense.Please go to the plugin admin page to paste your ad code. I am NOT a fan of debt, so why in the world wouldn’t I pay off my student loan with “gazelle like” intensity? The screenshot below will explain why I considered a less than […]

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Deal or Frill: Employer’s Coffee Fund

by Mike on February 11, 2010

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Your ads will be inserted here byNow! Plugin for AdSense.Please go to the plugin admin page to paste your ad code. I’m starting a new series called “Deal or Frill”. The idea is simple, I’ll post a story and you tell me rather you think the purchase is a Deal: A sale favorable to the […]

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Your ads will be inserted here byNow! Plugin for AdSense.Please go to the plugin admin page to paste your ad code. What do you think of when you think of credit cards? Do you think of cash back rewards and redeemed airline miles or are you plagued with thoughts of insurmountable debt…or somewhere in between? […]

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be my valentine

Your ads will be inserted here byNow! Plugin for AdSense.Please go to the plugin admin page to paste your ad code. Every Tuesday, I will post a link roundup of articles I’ve found while researching the Internet. This is the “My Funny Valentine” Edition! Below are just a few of the awesome personal finance articles […]

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How to Get Overdraft Fees Refunded

by Mike on February 8, 2010

Your ads will be inserted here byNow! Plugin for AdSense.Please go to the plugin admin page to paste your ad code. Would you pay $36 for a cup of coffee? Of course not, but that is what runs the risk of happening if your account becomes overdrawn. Banks and credit unions are charging between $20 […]

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How a FREE Raffle Cost Me $70

by Mike on February 5, 2010

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Your ads will be inserted here byNow! Plugin for AdSense.Please go to the plugin admin page to paste your ad code. So there I was on Christmas eve with a few gifts left to pick up. My day and route was already planned because I don’t really like shopping. I prefer to go into a […]

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Your ads will be inserted here byNow! Plugin for AdSense.Please go to the plugin admin page to paste your ad code. “I want to be clear: We do not excuse or condone folks who’ve acted irresponsibly.” – Barack Obama ADVANCE NOTICE OF INCREASE IN INTEREST RATE REQUIRED- In the case of any credit card account […]

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New Website

Your ads will be inserted here byNow! Plugin for AdSense.Please go to the plugin admin page to paste your ad code. Every Tuesday, I will post a link roundup of articles I’ve found while researching the Internet. This is the “New” Edition! Not to be confused with “New Edition”, the 1980s R&B group. But new…as […]

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How are the New Year’s Resolutions Coming?

by Mike on February 1, 2010

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Your ads will be inserted here byNow! Plugin for AdSense.Please go to the plugin admin page to paste your ad code. A month ago we brought in the new year with excitement, energy, goals and resolutions. I shared in my newsletter why most resolutions are not S.M.A.R.T. and encouraged readers to set “SMART” goals instead […]

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