Tag Archives: savings

I Have an Emergency Fund Problem

I have an emergency fund problem.  That problem being that I don’t really have an emergency fund. Well, I kinda do. My emergency fund is big enough that I’m comfortable and growing I’m by the month.  The problem, is I’m … Continue reading

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More Resolutions, and That Special Little White Space…

Do you see it?  No?  Let me zoom in for you… That little white space is crucial.  The purple line represents the value of my 401k.  The blue line represents the contributions I’ve (my employer) made to my 401k.  That … Continue reading

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Gas Under $3 per Gallon!

Well, technically true! You can bet I filled up yesterday when I saw this.  I literally cannot remember the last time I bought gas for less than $3 a gallon!  Thanks Kroger! Related articles Gas slips below $3 a gallon … Continue reading

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Quick Savings: “Thanks for throwing away money!”

I ran into Meijer today to pick up some camping gear – I’m chaperoning our 10th grade class on a two-night camping trip.  Oh, boy. Anyway, I hit the self-checkout and the person before left a huge string of coupons.  … Continue reading

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Quick Savings: Mail-In Rebates!

Mail-in rebates are like having a crush on one of your friends.  You lay a little groundwork and then you wait.  And wait.  And wait.  And a long time down the road, it pays off (or doesn’t). When doesn’t a … Continue reading

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FPOTW: The Library Card

I love movies.  Love.  I minored in film studies.  I think I asked for a DVD player for Christmas when I was 15.  I (now regrettably) have about 100 DVDs sitting in boxes in a closet. How my ways have … Continue reading

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Changing the Game Plan: Weekly Loan Payments

I feel stupid for not realizing this earlier – I’m a math teacher after all.  However, the more I thought about it, the more it makes sense.  Creditors aren’t going to encourage you to make payments more frequently.  That would … Continue reading

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