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October 2009 archive

How I Saved Over $100 a Month

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Last year, money was really tight. It was a scary time but it motivated me to makes some real cuts to our budget. I ended up saving $143 a month, which is $1716 a year! If you can lower your monthly bills, by $100 a month, the savings will add up to $1200 in a […] Read more…

True Life: I Can No Longer Afford My Lifestyle

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MTV’s “True Life: I Can No Longer Afford My Lifestyle” chronicled three twentysomethings who once had highly paid corporate jobs that allowed them to live extravagant lifestyles. All of them lost their jobs in the recession and are now struggling to make ends meet. These people were brave enough to have their struggles documented for […] Read more…

Best Job Search Websites

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This is the second time this year that I have been unemployed. That being said, I have used many different job search websites with different results. Here are my favorites. Craigslist is, in my opinion, the most successful website for finding jobs. I heard about Craigslist more than 10 years ago so it has a […] Read more…

Money Saving Tips from the Web

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There is so much information on the Internet on how to save money, from getting best deal on a rental car to saving money on household bills. Here are a few articles that I thought you might like. Common money wasters from The Conscious Consumer Saving money on your household bills from Money Ning How […] Read more…

How American Airlines Saved $3 Million/Yr.

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I just saw this show on CNBC called “Inside American Airlines”, which was basically an hour long commercial for American Airlines disguised as a show, but it was very interesting. One segment featured how the airline saved money, a lot of money, in fact it was a whopping $3 million a year, $25 at a […] Read more…

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A Month of Easy Dinners

To me, eating well is a big part of “living richly”. And eating well doesn’t have to mean eating out. Why can’t we change the way we think about cooking at home? We can cook gourmet meals at home. Cooking at home can save a lot of money. If you don’t know where to start, […] Read more…

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Financial Lessons from Confessions of a Shopaholic

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I recently watched the movie “Confessions of a Shopaholic”, starring Isla Fisher of “Wedding Crashers”. “Confessions of a Shopaholic” is a romantic comedy about a shopaholic who maxes out her 12 credit cards, gets chased by an aggressive debt collector, and ironically lands a job as a writer for a personal finance magazine. Although “Confessions […] Read more…

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