Tag Archives: saving

A lesson on how to stand behind your work


Does a guarantee really mean anything in this day and age? Think about it: When something goes wrong with an item you buy at a retail store, who bears the burden of proof? The consumer. What do you hear when … Continue reading

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Read this before you spend another dime on road hazard insurance


I wonder how many people are paying for road hazard insurance unnecessarily. I used to pay the annual fee to a big-name motor club for the promise to help me or my wife out if we had a flat tire, … Continue reading

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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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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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Five keys to writing Craigslist ads that sell


by @PaulFiarkoski If you have you been thinking about trying to post something for sale on craiglist.com but have been hesitant because you don’t know how to go about it, read on. In 2012 I sold no less than two … Continue reading

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Tips for a productive household budget meeting


by @PaulFiarkoski After seventeen years of marriage and countless arguments over money, my wife and I recently got serious about getting out of debt. We’ve been following the Dave Ramsey Total Money Makeover program where you take a series of … Continue reading

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Buying health insurance in the Obamacare era


by Paul Fiarkoski The Affordable Care Act – aka Obamacare – has become a hot political topic as of late. Oddly, this issue has divided even voters registered within the political parties. From my perspective, much of the talk before the … Continue reading

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