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Archive for the ‘Frugality’ Category

The economics of running out

Written by Richard Barrington - One Comment

In a sense, personal finance is a battle of conservation. People manage their resources in the hopes they won’t run out of the essentials — only what people find essential can differ. This centers around the fear of losing money or some other aspect of your financial life, and overcoming that fear should involve some [...]

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Published on June 9th, 2014
Modified on June 5th, 2014 - One Comment
Filed under: Frugality, Miscellany, Saving & Investing, Working
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How to save money on airline fees

Written by Suba Iyer - 4 Comments

The summer travel season is almost upon us. In the past, finding good airfare deals used to take the most time, while booking the tickets only took a couple of minutes. Now, it goes like this:

You spend hours trying to find a good airfare deal and get excited when you find an awesome deal!
When you [...]

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Published on May 19th, 2014 - 4 Comments
Filed under: Consumer, Frugality, Travel
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Why cutting the cord might not work

Written by William Cowie - 3 Comments

Time was when you had a home phone and you watched TV with a rabbit-ear antenna. Life was cheap then. Well, almost: I remember paying $3.95 a minute to make a phone call from Orange County to New York. Life may have been cheaper then, but not easier: When you and your significant other got [...]

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Published on May 14th, 2014 - 3 Comments
Filed under: Consumer, Family & Life, Frugality
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5 Vehicles With the Longest Lifespans

Written by FCN Staff - 9 Comments

This post comes from Anna Williams at our partner site LearnVest.com.
There are dozens of factors to consider when it comes to buying a new car—everything from safety features to the length of the loan.
But if durability is high on your lists of musts, a new study might help steer you in the right direction.
Automobile [...]

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Published on April 18th, 2014
Modified on April 4th, 2014 - 9 Comments
Filed under: Automotive, Frugality
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Worst-case-scenario playbook

Written by Jeffrey Steele - 2 Comments

This is the time of year when I annually confer with my financial adviser. As I drove to meet him in his office a couple weeks ago, I had reason to expect we’d both be in jovial moods. The stock market’s performance over the past year has been stellar, after all, and my account has [...]

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Published on April 9th, 2014
Modified on April 2nd, 2014 - 2 Comments
Filed under: Frugality, Planning, Retirement
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Getting into golf without going broke

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This article comes from Nate Segall from the Quicken Loans Zing! blog.
With spring around the corner and warm weather (hopefully) on its way, it’s about time to start thinking about getting back onto the golf course. If you’re not a regular Golden Bear, or if you don’t know who the Golden Bear is, then it’s time [...]

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Published on March 28th, 2014
Modified on March 11th, 2014 - Leave a Comment
Filed under: Frugality, Retirement
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How to save money on road trips

Written by Suba Iyer - One Comment

It is time to plan summer vacations. If you are planning to fly to your destination, now is the best time to start setting up price alerts for the plane tickets and signing up for credit cards if you want to use the miles and perks that come with carrying a particular airline card. With an [...]

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Published on March 10th, 2014
Modified on March 7th, 2014 - One Comment
Filed under: Automotive, Consumer, Family & Life, Frugality, Planning, Travel
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How Expensive Is Your Ego?

Written by William Cowie - 6 Comments

Social media has changed our lives in many ways, but here’s one nobody probably foresaw: criminals brazenly boasting about their deeds on Facebook. Some misdeeds are probably more humorous than deadly, like Michael Baker, who siphoned gas from a Jenkins, KY police cruiser, and then posted a video on the site with many eyes, complete with [...]

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Published on March 5th, 2014 - 6 Comments
Filed under: Consumer, Frugality, Saving & Investing
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Spring break on a bare minimum budget

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This post comes from Chloe Paglia at our partner site Zing.
Dealing with the frigid winter months usually means fantasizing about heading somewhere else for a few days. For college kids particularly, it means dreaming of putting down our books, gathering up our friends and leaving for spring break. Unfortunately, the typical spring break getaway involves paying [...]

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Published on February 28th, 2014
Modified on February 7th, 2014 - Leave a Comment
Filed under: Frugality, Travel
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The two-word secret to personal finance success

Written by Jeffrey Steele - 3 Comments

It wasn’t long ago I suggested in this space there was a one-word reason for the colossal indebtedness of Americans. That word, I ventured, was “supersize.” By supersizing everything from combo meals to homes and cars, folks nationwide were ensuring they’d suffer supersized debt burdens and super-slender savings, I wrote.
What I didn’t reveal at that time [...]

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Published on November 6th, 2013 - 3 Comments
Filed under: Family & Life, Frugality, Saving & Investing
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