A Money Saving Trip To The Grocery Store

Saving Money On Groceries My wife and I made our weekly trip to the grocery store last evening.  We normally shop for groceries on Sunday evening, but this week was different. It is important to take advantage of sales on items that we purchase on a consistent basis, especially those that do not spoil.  The Simple Dollar has a nice coupon strategy for this type of shopping that can often

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Baby Boomers Getting Deeper In Debt!

A recent article in The Globe and Mail has me slightly concerned about the financial well-being of our baby boomer generation. It appears that there has been a trend of late (from 2001-2006) according to census data that shows baby boomers assuming more debt. Why This Concerns Me At a time when many folks should be enjoying life and harvesting the fruits of their labor, they have assumed more debt.

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Why You Should Max Out Your Student Loans

I’m about to let you in on the secret of how I used my student loans to build wealth. Now, coming from a frugal individual like myself, this secret may shock you. Are you ready? Do you have your notepad and pen? OK. I maxed them out. Yes, that is correct. I completely maxed out every penny that I could in student loan funds. I took advantage of every student

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The Car Loan Treadmill

In a previous post I wrote about how I manage debt and how I believe that making payments on a car loan is the absolute worst financial move I could make. I also talked a little about how I use a credit card to manage my monthly cash flows and the advantages that I receive from it. Along these lines, I must convey a story about my brother that just

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