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    Millionaires are disgusting

    Tweet Victoria Hunt, ‘Extreme Cheapskates’ Star, Urinates In Bottle And Eats From Dumpster To Save Money ~ The Huffington Post “Eeew! This chick is insane!” That was my initial reaction to learning Victoria Hunt, a 51-year old, Columbus, Ohio resident, uses an empty jar as […]

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    Nice people earn less money… but what’s considered ‘nice’?

    Tweet Apparently if you’re nice at work, you are most likely earning less than someone is considered a bitch or a jerk. (I read this in the Metro News in August 2011 and drafted a post, but never got around to posting it until now […]

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    How to Whip a Spending Plan Back Into Shape

    Tweet My spending has ballooned out of control. Normally, I’d seek out ways to enjoy my lifestyle for less money. But this time, that tactic won’t do. Real sacrifice is an unavoidable necessity. To remain a member of the self employed masses, I need to inspect my […]

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    Do your homework before you quit your day job

    Tweet I am a firm believer of working at a job that makes you happy most of the time (no job is perfect, after all). EVERYONE should have a chance to follow their passions and be happy at something that sucks up at least 35 […]

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    How I Almost Got Ripped Off

    Tweet Last week, I somehow managed to knock a sizable hole in a friend’s wall who was away on business. So I did what any sensible person in my position would do, I set out to cover up my mistake. Immediately, I raced to the nearest […]

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    Not planning for retirement is like cramming for an exam

    Tweet Remember the good ol’ days in college where you’d stay up to pull an all-nighter, drink 15 cups of coffee* and type in a frenzied haze of caffeine? Then after you stalk a Kinko’s (printing shop) that opens at 7 a.m. to print your […]

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  • Fatigued Shopper

    18 Free and (Too Often) Forgotten Ways to Beat Boredom

    Tweet How do you put the breaks on boredom? Do you keep an arsenal of no-cost activities at the ready? Or do you rely on your wallet to snap you out of a funk? Clever marketers have duped us into believing life is a snore […]

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    Reaching “financial independence”

    Tweet Everyone (including myself) stresses the importance of financial independence, but what does that really mean? For some, it’s a feeling. For others, it’s concrete. For me, it’s both. I think I finally felt like I reached “financial independence” when I hit these major milestones: […]

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    What you achieve in your lifetime may not necessarily be achievable for your kids

    Tweet I find it interesting when I hear amazing stories about people arriving in a new country with only $10 or $50 bucks in their pocket, no job and no prospects for the future, only to make it to millionaire status by the time they’re […]

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  • His Fault, Her Fault

    Who’s at Fault When You Fail?

    Tweet I attribute my success to this–I never gave or took any excuse. ~ Florence Nightingale Blaming someone else for your shortcomings only leads to further failure and disappointment. You see, people don’t give a crap about you or your problems. Introducing the Pyramid of Blame As […]

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