What To Do With Those Old Electronics

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By now, everybody has an old cell phone, mp3 player, digital camera, or any number of other types of electronics floating around. But, what’s the best thing to do with them? Are they worth anything? Should you just throw them away? What if somebody reads all those embarrassing text messages to your now-former significant other? […]

Published or Updated: April 4, 2013

Save Time and Money By Preparing Your Car for Winter

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Each and every year of my brief 26 year life, I spend the holidays in New Jersey.  My entire family lives just a stones throw from each other and before you go thinking its just a few people, you should know that my Uncle Joe is working on his 9th kid this fall.  All in […]

Published or Updated: January 19, 2011

Motivation and Money Tip # 8: Listen

Struggling financially can be a lonely business. Often times we don’t want to tell others about our financial turmoil. Even husbands and wives sometimes won’t talk to each other about a money problem, particularly if the other doesn’t know about the $500 that was charged to the Visa credit card. And eventually, we can convince […]

Published or Updated: March 22, 2012

Motivation and Money Tip # 7: Be Thankful

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Recently, I watched the movie, The Pursuit of Happyness, starring Will Smith. The movie, which is based on a true story, is about a father trying desperately to provide for his family and to make a better life for himself. Will Smith plays Chris Gardner, a salesman of medical equipment who is just getting by. […]

Published or Updated: March 22, 2012

Motivation and Money Tip # 6: Slow Down

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Do you ever bite off more than you can chew? I do. This blog is a great example. When I started it, I planned to write a gazillion articles each day, post 10 comments on other blogs each day, interact with the blogging community daily, and on and on. Then came reality (a.k.a. my wife, […]

Published or Updated: February 14, 2013

Motivation and Money Tip # 5: Track Progress

Photo Credit: chefranden Not everything that can be measured is important, and not everything that is important can be measured. In the case of financial goals, however, tracking progress is an important habit to develop for at least two reasons: Mid-course corrections: Tracking progress allows us to see if we’re moving in the right direction […]

Published or Updated: February 14, 2013

Motivation and Money Tip # 4: Create Milestones

As we discussed in Tip #3–Think Small, sometimes our long-term financial goals seem impossible. The Think Small tip reminded us that no matter how big the goal, it is achieved in small, easy steps. Setting challenging, short-term milestones will help motivate us to the next level in whatever we do. In personal finance, milestones can […]

Published or Updated: March 22, 2012

Motivation and Money Tip # 3: Think Small

Photo Credit: BRAYDAWG Sometimes the thought of saving a gazillion dollars for retirement is just plain overwhelming. And paying off a mountain of credit card debt seems impossible. It’s at these times that we need to think small. We need to realize that big, impossible, light-years away goals are achieved one step at a time. […]

Published or Updated: March 22, 2012

Motivation and Money Tip # 2: Remember the Future

Photo Credit: Shayan (USA) Why are we moving toward Financial Independence? It may be because we want to work less. It may be that we have a dream retirement home we want to build. For some of us it may be a desire to have more financial security. In the article on Financial Independence, recall […]

Published or Updated: February 14, 2013