Five Things to Do Before You Call Customer Service

Miscellaneous
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Since December, I’ve spent more time on the phone with my internet service provider than I care to admit. Despite dozens of calls, a new modem and router, and a few appointments with a “qualified technician,” my home internet connection drops every 20-30 minutes.  Pretty annoying for someone who makes a living working from home! […]

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I’m Going To Do Some Side Hustling

Self Help and Motivational

I’ve become a big proponent of earning more money to better yourself financially, over the past several years. The thing is, I’ve talked about it and thought about it and even briefly blogged about it, but I’ve never actually done any side-hustling myself. That all is about to change. If you’ve been following my blog […]

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A Quick Guide To Repairing Your Finances After College

Personal Finance

If you are the super sensible type of college grad who spent all of your time at school working hard to stay afloat, you might well have come out with your diploma as well as a nice pot of savings – or at least not too much debt. If on the other hand you didn’t (like 99% […]

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Would You Rather Pay Now or Later?

Frugality
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A few weeks ago, a friend asked about my decision to buy my son’s jeans from Old Navy, despite the fact that he’s outgrowing his clothes at an alarming rate. “Wouldn’t you rather buy cheaper jeans?” she asked. “That way it won’t hurt as much when you have to buy new ones in a month […]

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Building Wealth at the Grand Opening

Building Wealth
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These burgers were world famous and, when the doors flew open, they’d be free. Usually going for $2.49, the memory of their flavor had made scores of people camp out on the sidewalk. And that’s when it hit me. “Free”? If I ate as many as I could, would it make up for the two days of sitting out here, chatting away with my buddy, singing songs with the tent people? At $300/billable hour at my firm, not even close.

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The Los Angeles Way of Life?

Personal Finance

I tweeted last night about my minor obsession with Quora. I find all of the questions and answers fascinating, and as you can see below in my tweet I have a special place in my heart for the personal finance area of the site. @Quora is my new online obsession. Mostly lurking right now, but […]

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Infographic: Surprising Side Effects of Rising College Costs

Miscellaneous

How many of you find this rings true? Have you found yourself delaying ‘life’ because of high debt incurred while getting an education? Infographic courtesy of onlinecollege.org

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