December 2011

Avoid Debt This Christmas With These 7 Tips


Christmas is a time for generosity and joy. But too often generosity turns into the desire to please those around us with gifts. Our children demand the latest toys and technological wonders or you simply want to give them what they want. Gift exchange means finding gifts for a host of family, friends and even […]

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Credit Karma: A Review

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I recently discovered a service that gives you free access (no strings attached) to your credit score: Credit Karma. I first heard of Credit Karma at the Financial Blogger Conference this year. To be honest I’m not sure what took me so long. Unlike other ‘free credit report’ services out there Credit Karma does not sell […]

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Top 5 Things You Shouldn’t Skimp On During Holidays


Today we’re featuring a guest post from Ally at If you read personal finance blogs around the holiday season, you’d think they are more concerned about saving money and to actually enjoy the holidays. “It’s commercialization”, they said. Or, “You don’t need gifts.” Well, those are technically true but there is a line between […]

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The Results Are In On My Prepaid Cellular Experiment

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Three months ago I blogged about an experiment that my wife and I would be running: switching to a prepaid mobile plan with the intent to save money. The results are in and they aren’t exactly what I expected. Three months ago I hypothesized the following: Worst case scenario… I’m figuring we’ll usually be fine […]

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