Friday Finances: July 2014 Week 1
Jul04

Friday Finances: July 2014 Week 1

Every Friday I post about my finances for the week in an effort to monitor my income and expenses. I used to post all of the actual figures but I have recently decided to stop doing this. I will now post SOME of my actual expenses and leave the rest to your imagination. This week my expenses were: $26.57 for electricity this month. We are having more days where it is over 100 degrees all day long and then still very hot all night so I...

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I Will Now Pay Rent With My Credit Card
Sep24

I Will Now Pay Rent With My Credit Card

I recently moved to a new apartment and when I first got set up I paid my rent with a check because I was told that credit card payments were not available. I poked around and before the second month’s payment was due I found out that you actually COULD pay your rent with a credit card but the management chose not to tell people that because it was not a popular choice due to the cost. There is an additional $14.95 charge to pay...

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Cut Recurring Expenses To Save Every Month (Guest Post)
Aug22

Cut Recurring Expenses To Save Every Month (Guest Post)

For the frugal-minded, saving a couple of dollars is a reward in itself. But even the less budget-conscious would agree that saving a few dollars every month is a worthy endeavor. Since most of our recurring bills are usage-based, we stand to save plenty if we can get creative. Here are a few uncommon ideas for slashing those bills and racking up those savings. Call your cable company There is a good chance that you are paying too...

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Update On My Missed Insurance Payment

So I recently wrote about how I had a missed insurance payment while traveling and how I got it resolved. I got the information set up in my ING account and now have it listed as a bill. I set up my account to send out regular bill payments on a certain day of the month and I waited with bated breath to see what would happen.  Well this month the bill payment went out and I noticed that ING had sent out the payment as an electronic...

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Three Signs You’re in Debt Denial And How To Clean Your Finances Up (Guest Post)
Jun07

Three Signs You’re in Debt Denial And How To Clean Your Finances Up (Guest Post)

Everytime I tidy my house, it strikes me that it takes such a short period of time for things to get in a mess yet tidying them up again is such a lengthy process. The same goes for our finances, getting into debt can happen practically overnight yet people can spend their lives trying to get out of it. You may be able to empathise with that sinking feeling in the gut as the credit card enters the machine, desperately hoping that it...

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