3 Reasons to Read Fiction + MORE

Three Reasons to Consider Investing in SilverLately, in an effort to balance out my finances, I have been converting some of my savings into silver by investing in American Silver Eagle and other silver coins.
I did so for a number of reasons. One was because I had friends who had invested in either gold or silver who suggested I do so to as a simple way to invest…

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Capital One 360 Checking ReviewToday I’m going to give you my Capital One 360 Checking review. Not long after I opened my Capital One 360 Savings account I felt the need to have quicker, easier access to my savings. One of the best ways to achieve that is to add a Capital One 360 Checking account to the mix. I’m glad I did…

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How Companies Are Limiting Your Ability to SueA couple months ago, many Facebook users got an email notification about an option to join a class-action settlement against the company and get up to $10. (Yeah, that was real.) Facebook’s obviously one company that hasn’t blocked that possibility, but several have.DailyFinance writes that in the last couple of years, Sony’s Playstation Network, Microsoft’s Xbox Live, and Netflix have all changed their terms of service to prohibit class actions…

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Do You Let Brands Use You for Advertising?

– consumerismcommentary.com/

Do You Let Brands Use You for Advertising?From one of my social media accounts a few days ago, I responded to an article in Psychology Today. First of all, the article is a good read that discusses the relationship between money and happiness, and a recent study that disagrees with some of the more publicized studies from the past few years…

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Might as well rent forever.

– punchdebtintheface.com

Might as well rent forever.
If you didn’t already know, Girl Ninja and I live in an ADU (additional dwelling unit), also known as a mother-in-law apartment. Two summers ago, our Landlord built a huge, I mean HUGE, house. He decided, during the last part of the building phase, to throw on an ADU on the upper back portion of the house…

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Should You Pay for Puppy Training?

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Should You Pay for Puppy Training?I can’t believe it’s already been over a month since we bought our puppy!
Sydney came to us in the beginning of February weighing somewhere around seven pounds. Now she weighs about 13 pounds. She’s already almost doubled in size!
When we adopted Sydney, we also bought two different books about Australian Shepherds that specifically address how to train your puppy to be a good dog…

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Filing Your Tax Return in Canada

– canadianfinanceblog.com

Filing Your Tax Return in CanadaIn Canada, the tax deadline for filing your tax return is April 30. You don’t want to file late, or you will be charged penalties. As you begin getting your documents together and filling out your forms, here are a few things to keep in mind:NETFILE is a Great Way to File Your Tax ReturnWhile you can mail your tax return to one of the tax centres around the country, you might want to consider using NETFILE…

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Hey, GRS readers, you have been invited to the Morningstar Individual Investor Conference. This is an all-day webcast (although I’m sure you can jump in and out of the webcast depending on which sessions most interest you), and it features an all-star lineup of personal finance experts. The theme is retirement savings and setting goals…

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Homemade Toys that Are Sure to Be a Hit

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Homemade Toys that Are Sure to Be a HitJudging by all of the television commercials, you need to spend big bucks on plastic in order to provide your children with something they’ll actually enjoy. These homemade toys are tons of fun whether you’re planning for your children’s holiday gifts, a birthday party or simply want to surprise the kiddos with something they can enjoy…

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I grew up in an old, uninsulated farmhouse, and winters were cold, both inside and out. I swore that when I grew up I’d never be cold again. Though you’d think that this requires me to keep the heater blasting full all winter long, I rarely bump the thermostat up to 70 degrees. As a frugal […

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Reader Profile: DL

– freemoneyfinance.com

The following is the latest post in my “Reader Profiles” series. Each post in this series details the financial situation and challenges of an FMF reader. The purpose of this series is to help us all identify with people like us (in similar situations — not all will be, of course, but eventually I’m sure you will find someone like you here), get to know the frequent commenters on the site, and hear some financial wisdom/challenges from people other than me…

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Ask the Readers: What Are Your Green Habits?

There are many ways to be green. You can grow your own organic garden, use homemade or natural cleaners, or even just drink from a reusable water bottle. And not only are eco-friendly practices good for the earth, they can be good for your wallet, too!
What are your green habits? What are the costs and benefits of these habits? Do they help you save money?
Tell us about your green habits and we’ll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!
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Post your answer in the comments below…

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Deal or No Deal? (The Office Chair Dilemma)
Something annoying/AWESOME happened this weekend and I think you’ll appreciate it 🙂 Especially the part where I debate back and forth with myself for hours on which chair I should buy, only to come away with none! Damn analysis paralysis…
It all started with my mom coming to visit a few weeks back and telling me I needed to get a better desk chair before my back goes out…

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Natural Ways to Energize Yourself

– prairieEcothrifter.com

Natural Ways to Energize YourselfOn Monday morning, I sat on the edge of my bed for a few minutes before dragging myself up to face the day. My energy levels have been particularly low lately, which made for a difficult start.
Lacking energy makes every task seem like a big, ugly chore. It makes us find little enjoyment in things that we would otherwise like to do…

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Before Sarah and I began our financial turnaround, we largely avoided talking about money issues. We’d talk a bit about basic things that we had to talk about, like making sure bills were paid, but in terms of seriously evaluating long-term goals and how we were spending our money, we just didn’t talk about it…

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Want Better Investing Success? Understand Yourself
One of the problems many investors face is that they don’t really know themselves. If you want to find better success as an investor, you need to take some time to understand your wants and needs.
When you invest without self-knowledge, and without a plan, you’re setting yourself up for failure…

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3 Reasons to Read Fiction

– youngadultmoney.com/

3 Reasons to Read Fiction
For years I had read almost exclusively non-fiction. This year, though, I have started to read fiction and plan on reading many more fiction books than non-fiction. As some of my Twitter followers may have noticed, I started to read fiction. I read the first two books of The Hunger Games series relatively quickly, and have just started A Walk Across the Sun…

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Comparison of Hilton HHonors Credit CardsWith over 3,750 properties, Hilton is one of the largest hotel chains in the world, and Hilton hotels comprise no less than 10 different brands including DoubleTree, Hampton Inn, Embassy Suites, and the Waldorf-Astoria. Like most hotel chains, guests can use a co-branded credit card to earn points toward free night stays…

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Behind-the-Scenes With a Debt Coach Success StoryIf you’ve been paired with one of our Debt Coaches, or hope to in the future, here’s a behind the scenes update on what you can look forward to.
This is an update on the Debt Coaching assignment with Julia A., who’s been paired with Jarim Person-Lynn.
Debt Coach Success Story
Julia & her family have been awesome and extremely motivated throughout the process…

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