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Are you taking advantage of free shipping this Christmas season?

Are you taking advantage of free shipping this Christmas season?

A recent article in MediaPost Publications outlined that more marketers have been offering free shipping this holiday season as compared to last year.

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Tax Planning Series: Have you done everything you can for 2009?

Tax Planning Series: Have you done everything you can for 2009?

It’s the very last thing you might want to think about during the holidays: tax planning. But don’t let the holidays distract you from improving your tax situation and saving money!

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Home Buyers Tax Credit Extension

Home Buyers Tax Credit Extension

If you’ve been wanting to take advantage of today’s historically low mortgage rates, now is definitely a good time. The popular home buyer tax credit has recently been extended by Congress.

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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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Game Theory: The Prisoner’s Dilemma and Personal Finance

Game Theory: The Prisoner’s Dilemma and Personal Finance

Let’s use game theory to analyze the true payoffs of using and not using credit cards. I’ll then show you how companies distort the truth hoping that you’ll choose a non-optimal solution.

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Black Friday Survival Guide: Don’t leave home without it

Black Friday Survival Guide: Don’t leave home without it

I love Black Friday. I love the crowds. I love the deals. What I don’t love is the constant urge to spend more money.

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Does your investment strategy need to be on Ritalin?

Does your investment strategy need to be on Ritalin?

So how can your investment strategy end up with a social disorder? Do you need to put your investments on Ritalin?

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The Modern Marketing Machine: 6 reasons it’s Us vs. Them and how to win

The Modern Marketing Machine: 6 reasons it’s Us vs. Them and how to win

I believe marketing helps us gain knowledge of products, services, and opportunities that we might not have otherwise known about. I believe marketers spend everyday trying to open our heads and rewire us to buy their stuff.

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Weekly Summary: Friday the 13th

Weekly Summary: Friday the 13th

Weekly recap for the Week of November 13th.

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Eat food in your pantry, you’ll save money. Really.

Eat food in your pantry, you’ll save money. Really.

I think we’ve all read articles talking about how we should make a shopping list before going to the store. And yet, we still have what I’m going to call “unintentional food storage.”

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Review: Dave Ramsey’s “Financial Peace Revisited”

Review: Dave Ramsey’s “Financial Peace Revisited”

A review of Financial Peace Revisited by author Dave Ramsey. See why I give the book a 3.5 on a scale of 1-5.

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Why coupons could cost you more money

Why coupons could cost you more money

Corporations have spent millions and millions of dollars over decades teaching us that buying something on sale is the same thing as “saving money.”

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