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New! Wealthy Wednesdays’ Nugget of Financial Advice

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Are you charging a …need…or a want? Sometimes credit cards can save the day on a need (broken water heater in our experience!!). Photo: Pixabay

Wealthy Wednesdays is a post where you’ll find a piece of financial advice or two that we report on from around the Web. Continue reading “New! Wealthy Wednesdays’ Nugget of Financial Advice”

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What is the Single, Most Effective Piece of Financial Advice You’ve Ever Received?

Tightwad Gazette booksQuora.com is fun to browse and today I saw a valuable question with over 100 answers, each with thousands of views from Quora readers. The question?

“What is the single, most effective piece of financial advice you’ve ever received?”  Continue reading “What is the Single, Most Effective Piece of Financial Advice You’ve Ever Received?”

Personal Finance Success Stories: Before You Feel Envy, Read Between the Lines

Yesterday there was a story on Yahoo, “I Had No Savings at 40 But Retired by 60,” and there were well over 5,000 comments. I love reading these stories AND the comments because you can learn a lot (and laugh a lot) when you put them together. Reading “success” stories is sort of like “Facebook Envy.” Reading about other people’s personal finance success stories (“I am debt-free!!!!!”) can leave you frustrated and burned out–just like the feeling you get when you read about your Facebook friends’ fabulous vacations, parties, homes, kids/families, careers, personal fitness, etc., etc, etc.  Continue reading “Personal Finance Success Stories: Before You Feel Envy, Read Between the Lines”

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Money Quote for Tuesday: Pound Foolish Author Takes a Stand

I’m currently reading “Pound Foolish,” a book by journalist Helaine Olen, which discusses the dark side of the personal finance industry (that’s basically the subtitle). I am still finishing it up and I plan to review the book, however, I have run across one quote by the author which has stuck with me, and I think it’s important to share:  Continue reading “Money Quote for Tuesday: Pound Foolish Author Takes a Stand”

Quotable Quotes for Sustainable Serenity 10.21.12

Maybe you are like me, and when you were 10, you routinely read your parents’ copy of Reader’s Digest.  My favorite page was “Quotable Quotes.”  Perhaps this is where I got my inspiration to start a chapbook of quotes and words of wisdom to help guide me to best overcome the adversity of life with grace and determination.  Continue reading “Quotable Quotes for Sustainable Serenity 10.21.12”