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Miswanting, and two strategies to counter it

As part of my attempt to downsize our life, I’m culling my collection of clothes and shoes. As I ransack my closet and dresser drawers, I’m struck by the occasional item that was a complete misfire. 1,279 more words

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Frugal grocery shopping basics

Price Tracking

When you’re standing in the grocery store aisle making a purchase decision, the information you need most is not printed on the label, or written on the little shelf sticker, or in fact available anywhere in the store. 1,883 more words

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What You Need to Know Before Becoming a Day Trader

You see it everywhere, “read how I made $100,000 day trading”.  Naturally, this peak your interest into researching more into day trading.  For those of you who do not know what day trading is, its trading stocks or currency within a day to catch a large upward or downward movement.  472 more words

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Will "Sell in May and go Away" work in 2014?

People who have been in the equity markets for long, are very well aware of the old adage “Sell in May and go away”. This is because historically global markets including Indian markets have corrected during this period. 741 more words

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Let the Battle Begin: Dentist Office

Because – heaven forbid the dentist office actually bills the insurance company correctly on the first try.

I had thought that after the 3 month war I waged with my dentist office (I won) last year, they would be more careful with how they billed my insurance company. 371 more words


Credit card myths busted

When it comes to credit cards, there are a lot of nasty myths and misconceptions passed around. These can often scare off first-time applicants for standard and balance transfer credit cards, but most are untrue and are not worth paying attention to. 417 more words

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How to Avoid Credit Card Debt

Whenever people get their first credit card, more often than not they want to go out and purchase something. Many first time credit card holders will tell themselves that they will not fall into the trap known as debt, but those who use credit cards with the “buy now, pay later” mentality usually will.  845 more words

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