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Your Credit Score: What It Is, Why It Matters, and How to Improve It

I know for a fact that many of you reading this blog are perpetual overachievers — so the idea of receiving an objective, numerical score on your financial health (well, your creditworthiness – which is a part of it) may be simultaneously stressful and exciting. 1,404 more words


Avoid Foreign Transaction and ATM Fees: The Best Credit Cards and Checking Account for Travel

Bank fees are an often overlooked cost of foreign travel, but they can really add up. Most credit card providers charge you ~3% on your overseas purchases. 951 more words


A Mantra for Habit Building: Never Miss Twice

You’ve pinpointed what you want to do, set an achievable goal, and created a plan for success. The only thing you have left to do is follow through.  215 more words


On Being Fireproof

Hi, I’m Blaze & I’m on a mission. I’m on a mission to be fireproof. No that doesn’t mean I’m gonna start wearing an Asbestos suit. 394 more words

Fireproof Body

California and Loss

This has been an excellent visit, in no small part because my home is snowed under and I’m enjoying beautiful weather.  It didn’t start off simply though, and it’s also been the Trip of Lost Things.   504 more words


Bookkeeping, a.k.a. Time is Never on Our Side

It was a pretty typical Saturday morning writing group–some writing, some socializing, some knocking ideas around. In discussing how some town names are more common than others, a story idea was born. 956 more words

Short Fiction

Is there McDonalds in Tajikistan?

The modern-day multi-national corporation is quite a fascinating behemoth. How did a lone McDonald restaurant that started in San Bernadino in 1948 grow to have a presence in almost 120 countries around the world today? 330 more words