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REVIEW: Mint.com and the new Goals feature

REVIEW: Mint.com and the new Goals feature

An outline of what I like and dislike about Mint.com, online budgeting software, as well as a review of the new Goals feature they just released.

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Opting in for overdraft protection: Beware of scammers

Opting in for overdraft protection: Beware of scammers

I received an email today from my bank asking me to opt in for overdraft protection. After clicking through to the opt in site, I realized that the email and site may not be legitimate.

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No Spend Month Recap: We blew it!

No Spend Month Recap: We blew it!

My wife and I decided to take on J. Money’s No Spend Challenge he issued on Untemplater. The result: we failed miserably. Here’s why.

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12 Finance and Money Saving iPhone apps you should consider

12 Finance and Money Saving iPhone apps you should consider

I searched the iPhone app store for apps that would make my financial life better. This post features the best 12 finance and money saving apps that I found.

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5 Simple ways for college students to start financial planning

5 Simple ways for college students to start financial planning

My list of the top 5 suggestions for college students to start financial planning and graduate from college with less debt and a solid foundation to begin a professional career or a family.

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I’m taking J. Money’s 30-day “No Spend” challenge

I’m taking J. Money’s 30-day “No Spend” challenge

Over at Untemplater.com, J. Money issued a challenge to not spend any money outside of the necessary (e.g. groceries and utilities) for 30 days. Well, I’m taking him up on it.

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INTERVIEW: Seth Risenmay, Founder of MoneyDesktop.com

INTERVIEW: Seth Risenmay, Founder of MoneyDesktop.com

I have a real treat today. Seth Risenmay, the founder of MoneyDesktop.com, answered some questions from me and also graciously offered a promo code for a free 3 month trial of his product.

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Why Parker Bros Monopoly should save the housing market

Why Parker Bros Monopoly should save the housing market

For years, I have played Parker Bros Monopoly. We all have. And yet, too many of us did not learn the most basic real estate principles that this children’s game is teaching. So it’s time to be a kid again.

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My car affects my self esteem, and other reasons I’m pathetic

My car affects my self esteem, and other reasons I’m pathetic

The truth is that I find my self-esteem supported by both a solid investment strategy and certain material things. Though, I believe that through self-discipline we can reach a happy medium.

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Stop Lying, 5 Ways to Stop Overspending

Stop Lying, 5 Ways to Stop Overspending

You’re a liar. Don’t worry though, so am I. In fact, most people are liars. Satisfying some psychological need, we tell ourselves “stories” or lies about why a certain product or service will fulfill some deep rooted “need”.

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Two Financial Principles that Every Person Should Practice

Two Financial Principles that Every Person Should Practice

Steven R. Covey taught that we should focus on living a principle centered life. As we align our actions and purpose with correct principles, we set a firm foundation for success and happiness.

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