Help a Reader Payoff Debt

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Last night I got a call from a friend looking for some financial help. He has $14,300 in debt and has a goal to be debt free by November. Before I put together a plan for him, I’d like to hear what you have to say about it! Debt Details Here are the details of [...]

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Summertime is great – the weather, the food, and more. Spending time with family and friends is also a priority. There’s lots to do, but all the fun can quickly eat through a bunch of money if you aren’t careful. But summertime doesn’t have to cost so much! Take advantage of free attractions in your [...]

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Here it is! I mentioned last week that we had launched the next phase of our business. Here’s the newest place to find me writing about money. And this isn’t just any money, it’s Kids & Money! About.com I joined About.com as the Kids & Money Guide focused on teaching children about money management. What [...]

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Free $10 From Google Checkout

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It’s Free Money Friday! Today I have a really easy $10 from Google Checkout for you. It’s a very old promotion, but if you haven’t taken advantage of it, you need to do so before the end of the month. Google Checkout Years ago, Google launched a program to make buying things online easy. You [...]

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What is Credit Card Arbitrage?

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That’s what a reader, Maha, wanted to know. Maha sent me a note to let me know that trying to find out exactly what credit card arbitrage is all about, is like reading the middle part of the book without being able to find the beginning. So I’ve realized that I talk just like I [...]

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We’re celebrating! The second phase of our business recently got the approval to launch. Stay tuned… in the next week, I’ll tell you all about it! If you have kids, this is one that you won’t want to miss! In other news at the Dupaix household this week, I bought my new car, we’re scheduled [...]

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I’ve encountered my first small business dilemma. Actually, it involves one of the advertisers on this site! Bounced Check I received a check from an advertiser and cashed it on Saturday, June 7. On Friday, I got a letter from my bank that the money had been reversed and the check was unpaid. NSF Fee. [...]

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I recently discussed with a friend how to handle irregular paychecks. Her husband is a teacher and will be getting a lump sum payment at the beginning of the summer. She was concerned about how to make the money last. It reminded me of a couple other situations, such as how we handled my 5 [...]

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Free Blockbuster Movies

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It’s Free Money Friday! My goal every Friday is to find a free money offer for you! Sometimes it’s free cash (like Revolution Money Exchange), sometimes it’s free offers (like the free magazines), and sometimes it’s for rewards (like $10 from Upromise). Free Blockbuster Two Week Trial This week the freebie is for free movies! [...]

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By now you’ve put in a lot of work defining your goals, prioritizing them and calculating the costs. It’s finally time to implement! Here’s the steps we’ve already covered: Step 1: Brainstorming Step 2: Assigning Numerical Values Step 3: Calculating Total Cost Step 4: Reflecting on Priorities and Values Step 5: Fit Your Goals To [...]

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