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  • Faucet Money Leak

    How to plug money leaks when you’re surrounded by idiots

    Tweet Since arriving at my childhood home for the holidays, I’m constantly reminded of two traits I dislike about my family: 1) They’re really loud and, 2) They’re wasteful. The former bugs me a lot, but not nearly as much as the latter. On several […]

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    Judging intellectual and non-intellectual expenses

    Tweet There are always expenses that are deemed more intellectual and better than others, examples: Intellectual: Books Travel Higher Education (MBA) Not-Intellectual: Clothing Cars Electronics What’s funny is I buy/bought in every category, and while people are okay with me spending $$$$$ on traveling for […]

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  • Think big

    Big Payoff, Tiny Effort

    Tweet As much as I like to discover groundbreaking ways to save an extra twenty bucks here and there, during the final seconds of a purchase decision, I forget nine-tenths of the frugal knowledge I amassed over the years. Despite all of the new life […]

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    Why marry for money when you can be the one making the money?

    Tweet The age old question is: as a woman, would you marry for money? Most people feel that saying money is important in a relationship is tatamount to admitting you’re a golddigger, and you might as well get some f*ck-me pumps and start investing in […]

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  • Empty Wallet

    5 Common Sayings Loved By Penniless People

    Tweet Voluntarily broke people keep an arsenal of clever excuses handy to justify dumb financial moves. Instead of practicing self-denial and amassing wealth, they rationalize themselves into a web of maxed out credit cards, overdrawn checking accounts, and underfunded retirement assets. Apparently, it’s easier to […]

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    Twitter 101: What is Twitter and How Do I Use It?

    Tweet WHAT IS TWITTER? It is like an instant messaging system of sorts, except you don’t have to be online all the time, or even or specifically interacting with anyone you are following to join in on conversations. You just read a whole bunch of […]

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  • Worried Couple

    How to Live on $250K a Year

    Tweet With the Bush tax cuts nearing expiration and President Obama threatening to veto any bill that extends lower tax rates for the wealthiest among us, folks on both ends of the political spectrum debate over what constitutes rich. President Obama believes individuals and married […]

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    How much is your face worth?

    Tweet Every morning I go through a routine of products, and I thought I’d revive an old discussion: How much is your face worth? All prices are in $CAD MORNING Cleanser: Korres White Tea Fluid Gel – $27 Primer: CoverFX – $39 CAD [OPTIONAL] Eyeshadow […]

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    The Bastardization of Christmas

    Tweet For years, I’ve refused to participate in the Christmas madness. I gradually came to this decision. One evening, during my freshmen year of college, I overheard a young man proudly state, “I don’t celebrate Christmas. It’s a pagan holiday.” After learning the definition of […]

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    Are you teaching others to be mean to you?

    Tweet There’s an article via Psychology Today that highlights something I have thought for years — there is such a thing as being too nice sometimes. The events that follow an action will weaken or strengthen the likelihood it will occur again. In behavioral psychology, […]

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