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The Great Thanksgiving Giveaway – Win $125

Here’s how the giveaway works: $125 prize for one big winner, plus the charity pot of $125 that can also grow! If you’d like to be a sponsor in this giveaway, email Crystal at budgetingfunstuff *at* You can participate for $25 until November 20, 2014! Each participating sponsor gets to choose 3 ways that readers can [...]

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Starting a Business with Bad Credit? Why Common Financing Options Will Result in More Debt

When you hear success stories such as Mark Zuckerberg and the launch of Facebook, you can’t help but think, “If he can do it, so can I”. I mean who hasn’t thought at least once or twice about walking into their boss’s office and calling it quits? Being your own boss, calling all the shots, [...]

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Are you Guilty of These 5 Personal Finance Sins?

How are you doing with your personal finance goals? Making the progress you expected? Or are you wondering why you don’t seem to be getting ahead in terms of savings and debt reduction? If this sounds a little too familiar, check out the list below, where you’ll find a rundown of five personal finance sins [...]

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Are You Making These Top 4 Money Mistakes?

We all make mistakes and finances are no exception. In fact, most Americans typically struggle with personal finance due to a number of reasons chief among them a lack of personal finance education provided to school age children. Here are the top 4 money mistakes and some practical advice on how to avoid making them [...]

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Quicken 2015 for Mac Review – Upgrade for Essentials Users

With the release of Quicken 2015 for Mac, Intuit has included many improvements for Quicken Essentials users from a new mobile app to a full featured Investment Performance module. I have been using Quicken for Windows for as long as I can remember and as soon as I heard that Intuit was releasing a new [...]

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Ryder Cup: The Importance of Teamwork and Leadership

I was watching the first round of the Ryder Cup and was struck by how different the format is from the regular PGA Tour.  The PGA Tour is all about the individual, you are playing for yourself and yourself alone. The Ryder Cup is all about the team, country and your playing partner. The last [...]

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