How to Be a Good Thrift Store Shopper

Tweet Thrift Shopping the Right Way Oh how I love a good thrift store.  The Goodwill in Seattle was as large as the biggest department store I’ve ever stepped foot in.  There were literally aisle upon aisles of merchandise to choose from.  The book section was impressive, be sure to check out these amazing books.  […]

How to Keep from Overspending This Holiday Season

Tweet With the holidays fast approaching, it’s time to make a plan.  What are you willing to spend money on this holiday season?  Do you have a set budget or at least an idea of what you can afford?  If you don’t, you’re likely to overspend.  The excitement of Black Friday and Christmas can make […]

If You Have to Think About If You Can Afford It, You Can’t

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Tweet Take a moment and think back to the last time you picked up a coffee on your way to work or stood in front of a vending machine deciding on a snack. Were you asking yourself if you could afford this purchase? Of course not. Sure, dropping a couple bucks on a fancy coffee […]

The High Cost of Immediate Gratification

Tweet What a rush to be able to buy whatever you want whenever you want it! Instead of shopping around or waiting for the price to drop significantly, you pull out your trusty credit card and purchase your item that day. You walk into the store, select the item that you want and walk out […]

Fight the Urge to Splurge

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Tweet You’ve been prudent and created a budget.  Every cent is accounted for.  Things are looking good.  Then WHAM, your savings and budget are annihilated because of your latest splurge.  Does that sound familiar?  I know it does for me.  I mean, it’s fun for a moment, then you realize what you’ve just done to your personal […]

Expenses You Are Paying Too Much For

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Tweet We all want to save money. That’s a fact. In the midst of planning for retirement, paying bills and other expenses, and hoping to have a little left over for some fun, even the most anal retentive budgeters cannot perfectly master the art of financial management. And the truth is, it’s tough. As the […]

Five Financial Mistakes That Can Cost You Significantly

Tweet Mistakes can be costly.  With that being said, there are two ways to get out of a financial crisis.  The first strategy involves assessing the amount of money being brought into a household on a monthly basis and employs a multiple stream of income approach to increase a family’s finances.  The second tactic involves […]