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The work ethic of teens these days


Those of us of the Gen X generation and older often pass judgment on the teens of today with statements like these: They have it so easy. They don’t know what hard work is. Where’s the work ethic? I’ve been … Continue reading

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Flossing Costco style


Thanks to Costco I have no reason not to floss daily for the next decade.

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Have you heard about the free travel services on Craigslist?


We’re on a tight budget these days but determined to do something fun out of town with the kiddos for Spring Break.  Since we’re new to Phoenix and only a six hour drive from the LA/Hollywood area, my wife and … Continue reading

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Check out the incredible deal I found at Ross


I know if I didn’t show you the receipt you would never believe the incredible deal I found at Ross today. (Hint: it was almost 5 oz.)

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What Powerball can teach us about annuities


by @PaulFiarkoski Dream with me for a minute. Imagine that you woke up this morning and realized that the quick pick numbers on the Powerball ticket you bought at the convenient store the other day matched all six balls in … Continue reading

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How I reduced my debt burden with an auto equity loan


by @PaulFiarkoski In December 2012 I called my credit union to ask about consolidating a loan we have elsewhere with a loan I already have at the credit union. The solution they offered surprised me: A cash out auto loan, … Continue reading

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Three reasons to say no to cell phone insurance


When I bought my daughter a new phone at Verizon recently, I was asked if I wanted insurance on the phone. The insurance would offer a replacement phone in the event it was damaged beyond repair. As I began to … Continue reading

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