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    New budget in a new country

    Tweet Today we’re talking about budgets and more specifically, the slight struggle I’m going through with estimating how to budget for a new life in a new country. I know Canada and the U.S. are similar, but they aren’t the same, which means things can […]

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    Explaining the U.S. Tax System with Beer

    Tweet So simple and smart! It’s an email sent to me by my uncle. ———————————– Suppose that every day, ten men go out for beer and the bill for all ten comes to $100. If they paid their bill the way we pay our taxes, […]

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    Invest in your appearance

    Tweet Yes, I said the dirty word we PF’ers are never supposed to say when we talk about looks and clothes: INVEST. To be clear, I don’t believe in investing in a good handbag or a pair of shoes because frankly, those shoes will never […]

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    Why save for retirement while you clear your debt?

    Tweet Reader Earin (obviously from Europe, as they wrote in using the € symbol ;)), asked why someone would save for retirement if they were clearing their debt. My question is, wouldn’t it be wiser to not save for retirement as long as one has […]

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    November 2011 Budget Roundup + $3921.00

    Tweet JUST SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT “Today, of Americans officially designated as ‘poor,’ 99 percent have electricity, running water, flush toilets, and a refrigerator; 95 percent have a television, 88 percent a telephone, 71 percent a car and 70 percent air conditioning. Cornelius Vanderbilt had […]

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    What Americans are Buying Now

    Tweet Ever wonder where everyone else spends their money? Well I do I mean, c’mon now! I like reading about where people spend, why, and so on. What’s even more interesting is how it’s evolved over the years. Chart terms: nominal value refers to a […]

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    Miss Representation: The way media portrays women

    Tweet Check out this trailer — the film is called “Miss Representation”, and looks to be very promising. Hat tip to Fabulously Frugirl for the link, go and read what she has to say! WOMEN ARE JUDGED ON A HARSHER BASIS It is true that […]

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    FB’s Wish List for 2011

    Tweet Okay so here’s the deal. I have a lot of clothes, this is no secret. Therefore, I am going to try really.. really.. REALLY hard to stick to only buying things on my actual Wish List for shopping. Click on it to make it […]

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    FB’s Holiday Gift Guide 2011: For the ladies and the men

    Tweet I am not sure I’m going to be up for the task of creating two separate gift guides. This is more geared towards women, but there are some good things for guys who like to cook, use electronics and so on, so take a […]

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    How I book my vacations

    Tweet I am someone who loves to save money when I can (especially on hotels or flights), but I am also someone who loathes checking 50 sites before deciding on which one has the best deal. After booking a number of flights (from Canada to […]

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