Fear of Credit Card Statements

My wife and I have a shared phobia. … Credit Card statements. Now you are probably either thinking “What the -” or sitting there hugging yourself, nodding in agreement. It’s not so much the statement itself, rather the feelings it triggers and what it represents.

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How to Give Everyone the Impression You're Rich (Even though you're flat broke)

Do you like to talk the talk but have trouble convincing others you walk the walk? Do you brag about your net worth when the truth is, you haven’t two dimes to rub together? Don’t despair. No one has to know you’re flat broke. Here are some ways to give the illusion of having money, […]

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International Real Estate: What Can You Get for $250,000 or Less

In the United States $250,000 can get you a nice little home, plot of land, or apartment. You can’t always find luxury real estate at this price, but there are still some nice properties to be found. Ever wonder what kind of real estate can be found at this same price in different parts of […]

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As Gas Prices Increase, You Can Save More

As gas prices in the United States climb closer and closer to $4, no one is celebrating. However, people who want to save on gas have several tricks up their sleeves. None of these make the pain of gas prices go away, but they can help to reduce the impact. 1. Gas rewards credit card […]

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Credit Card Facts: What is an APR?

The Credit Card APR can be a source of much confusion. It’s funny, a financial tool that is partly about making spending money easy should be so confusing. Even more funny, the very companies that should be explaining this stuff seem to want to keep the mystery going. So here it is, the APR in […]

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25 Things You Never Knew You Could Buy Online

Shopping for the person who has everything?  Here are a few unique gifts for your perusal. They make great wedding gifts too!

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Millionaire Style on a Thousandaire Budget: Jimmy Choo's

In the Internet age it’s easy to live large without spending big. Thanks to eBay, Amazon and a variety of first and secondhand online retailers we can buy real designer items instead of the Chinatown kiosk knockoffs of days gone by. In fact, by playing one’s cards right one can dress chiefly in designer wear […]

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10 $350,000 Homes Across the U.S.

Sometimes you can achieve a major lifestyle upgrade – or downgrade – just by moving. The same salary can mean a life of poverty in one area, and living in the lap of luxury in another.. You just have to know where to live. Take real estate, for example. In Princeton, New Jersey $350,000 won’t […]

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How I Earned $5000 From My Credit Card In Just Under Five Years

I’ve saved $5000 in the last five years by using a credit card for all my purchases. When I look back at the amount, it amazes me. Over the last five years I’ve put all my major purchases, from groceries and car down payments to gas for my car and oil to heat my home. […]

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Do Credit Cards Get People Into Debt?

Do you get jitters thinking about credit cards? Does spending on your cards make you feel like you are doing something wrong or financially unwise? Credit cards are just one way of spending money. They are a tool, nothing more. One of the mistakes people make when thinking about credit cards is the thought that […]

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