Post Tagged with: "personal finance"

Haven Life and The Death Of One Of The Last Hold Outs Of The Modern DIY World
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Haven Life and The Death Of One Of The Last Hold Outs Of The Modern DIY World

Auto and home. Our thermostats and in-home lighting. 401(k) investments and everyday banking. Movies and TV. Even live sports! We are alive in a self-directed, DIY, on-demand, “give it to me right now, no, even quicker!” world. And, up until very recently, there’s been an old-school-but-not-in-a-rad-way hold out: life insurance. […]

Growing Older With Fewer Monthly Bills
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Growing Older With Fewer Monthly Bills

OWTK is a brand ambassador for TracFone’s #TracFoneFamily campaign. All opinions expressed below are honest and unbiased, as always. These kinds of conversations simply don’t happen. Frankly, there have been disturbingly few conversations between my brother and I over the past several years, but the ones we have had were […]

The 10th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and the End of Flood Insurance
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The 10th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and the End of Flood Insurance

We don’t live in the 9th Ward. We don’t live in New Orleans, near the Gulf of Mexico, or within miles of a body of water of any note. And yet, a short while after Hurricane Katrina struck a decade ago, pummeling NOLA and the Gulf Coast like Ronda Rousey […]

Walgreens Healthcare Clinics Offer Consumers Price Transparency
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Walgreens Healthcare Clinics Offer Consumers Price Transparency

I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for #CollectiveBias and its advertiser. The Top 3 Times I Needed a Walgreens Healthcare Clinic Philadelphia are all panic-y situations resulting in odd-hour visits to the ER, […]

My Kid’s Clothing Strategy
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My Kid’s Clothing Strategy

What do we know about kids and their clothing? They grow out of stuff in the blink of an eye. They get their threads incredibly dirty. They want to wear only their favorite ensembles. With these facts in mind, here’s my quick & easy kid clothing strategy going forward: Buy […]

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How I Turn Credit Cards Rewards Into Free Vacations

Credit card debt is FUN! No, no it’s not.  It sucks eggs. I should know.  I’ve had major issues with plastic debt.  Ten years ago, I was nearly $20,000 in the red with Discover, American Express, and some random Visa card (probably those predators at Capital One).  Even as recently […]

The Case Against Saving for College
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The Case Against Saving for College

*This article has also appeared on The Huffington Post, with slightly more commentary from others I reckon. A few housekeeping things right off the bat: The below stance has nothing at all to do with the validity of college savings plans themselves; the investments, management fees, etc.  The opinions expressed […]

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Quick Thoughts: Giving Kids An Allowance

We did it. We finally did it. And not because anyone asked either. It felt like the right time to us. That’s why, effectively immediately, the Bear will be getting $3 per week, the Mouse $1. It is important to note that neither child must earn the money, not exactly […]

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