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How Much Did BillCutterz Save Me?

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You may remember that I wrote a post a couple months back about negotiating your bills down. The concept is simple, you call all of your monthly providers and get them to reduce their monthly rates to you. It’s really easy, and even if you’re the shy type it’s all over the phone (and sometimes online chat even) […]

A Sensible Approach to Back-to-School Shopping

I was just having a conversation the other day with my co-workers regarding the back-to-school shopping craze. They all have pint-sized children of varying ages, and the common theme seems to be a weekend dedicated to shopping for school supplies, and school clothes. I don’t know if these kids only own white clothes and they are trying […]

Simple Tips When Buying a Home

Buying a house may not be the most important decision you ever make in life, but it is probably the most important FINANCIAL decision you will ever make. Between saving for a down payment, incurring loan interest and closing fees, to all the maintenance and upkeep needed over the years, there is no other purchase […]

The Top 5 Features to Look For in a Broker

Getting ready to open your first discount brokerage account? If you are, or if you’re just wondering if the one you currently use is giving you the best service at the best prices, the Top 6 Features to look for are outlined for you below. Enjoy. How high (or low) are the trading commissions that […]

Is the 10% Rule Dead?

Like almost everybody else my age, I grew up hearing “put 10% of your paycheck in the bank!” It was even quoted on Friends (“The One With the Prom Video”). You know something is culturally ubiquitous when it gets quoted on a famous sitcom and doesn’t require any setup or explanation! I’ve done my best […]