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Should You Use a Roth IRA as an Emergency Fund?

Should You Use a Roth IRA as an Emergency Fund?

Saving an emergency fund and investing for retirement are both important. But squirreling away three to twelve months of living expenses may delay retirement investing for years. Fortunately, there's a way to do both without doubling your income: Use your Roth IRA as an emergency fund. Unlike the traditional IRA, with a Roth IRA, you ...

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Where to Buy Movie Tickets For Cheap Online

Where to Buy Movie Tickets For Cheap Online

Nothing's more timeless than griping about movie ticket prices, and for good reason. Where I live, an adult movie pass, generally, costs at least $11. After popcorn and drinks, a night at the movies is like $40 for two adults. That's cuhrazy! Fortunately, you don't have to pay full price at ...

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A Quick and Dirty Guide to Passive Income Streams

A Quick and Dirty Guide to Passive Income Streams

A couple of days ago, in How Lazy Bastards Make Money Without Lifting a Finger, we discussed the benefits of passive income. Today we'll dive into the nitty-gritty details on how to passively beef up your earnings. Interest Simply put, interest is the cost of cash. It's money earned for money loaned. Individuals, businesses, and governments ...

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Secret Tricks to Grabbing the Best Travel Deals

Secret Tricks to Grabbing the Best Travel Deals

Many Americans spend the whole year fantasizing about those precious few weeks of vacation, when they can escape corporate politicking and their tuna-fish-sandwich-eating office mate. But if you want to truly unwind during your time off, don't allow money worries to cloud your brain. Making the most of your travel dollars ...

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Check Your Credit Score Online for Free: Credit Karma Review

Check Your Credit Score Online for Free: Credit Karma Review

Have you been to AnnualCreditReport.com to order a free copy of your credit report from each of the three major credit bureaus? If you haven't, you should do so once a year. If you have, then you're aware that AnnualCreditReport.com does NOT offer a free credit score along with your free credit ...

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A Little Known Way To Accomplish Any Financial Goal

For a few months now, I’ve sat on an article that’s just too good to keep to myself: Why True Grit Matters in the Face of Adversity. I won’t go too much into the details, but suffice it to say the article chronicles one woman’s 20-year, and counting, fight to reduce smoking and improve the health [...]

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Why’s It Got To Be All or Nothing?

Over the last few days, I’ve been reading How to Shop for Free: Shopping Secrets for Women Who Love to Get Something for Nothing by Kathy Spenser. This book is packed, packed I tell you, with valuable information on how to score tons of coupons, combine them with store sales, and get a bunch of [...]

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Money Lessons Learned from the NFL Lockout

What’s all this foolish talk about “modern day slavery”? A few months ago, Adrian Peterson, a running back for the Minnesota Vikings – and a free man I might add – likened himself to a modern day slave. He drew the comparison during a Yahoo Sports interview regarding the NFL lockout. In the interest of [...]

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How to Save Money on Damn Near Everything

The rough economy over the last couple years has attracted a whole new brood to the internets for advice on how to stretch a dollar. Of course there are those like me who love a good deal so much we’ll all but physically beat a discount out of a merchant. The problem many people face [...]

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Review of DealTaker.com

Maybe it’s just me, but I’m personally offended when I can’t get a good deal. Even if you don’t make me an irresistible offer, at least let me have a discount – 5%, 10%, 15%, something. I’ll even settle for a 3% cash back offer. Anything that’ll allow me to complete my purchase feeling somewhat victorious. In [...]

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How to Make the Most of Daily Deal Websites

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I was, literally, mesmerized by the women featured on TLC’s Extreme Couponing. Folks like me are mere mortals in their eyes. How in the world do you buy $2,000 worth of groceries for 100 bucks? Although most of us don’t have the organization skills, shamelessness, or patience of gods, we can still do pretty good for [...]

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Extreme Frugality: “When Too Little Is Too Much” Edition

There are no solutions…there are only trade-offs. ~ Thomas Sowell Lately, it seems people judge misers as harshly as spendthrifts. Since I lean toward the far frugal wing of the spending spectrum, I’m often challenged by others for my extreme tactics of building wealth. You know – stuff like delaying gratification, refusing to make excuses, [...]

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7 Unconventional Ways to Save Money on Gas

We cannot keep going from shock to trance on the issue of energy security, rushing to propose action when gas prices rise, then hitting the snooze button when they fall again. ~ Barack Obama Regardless of how you feel about the man’s policies, he’s right on this one. It was two frickin’ years ago we [...]

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Lesser Known Car Insurance Options

Let’s face it, you gotta have car insurance. At that, it’s a good idea to have really good coverage that’ll take care of you when, and if, you need it-look at cheap auto insurance quotes from Car-Insurance. With all the different insurance companies out there today, it can be quite easy for an auto insurance [...]

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Good Stuff. How Much of It Do You Have?

Why do we expect material things to bring us lasting happiness? You’d think by the time we reached adulthood, we’d know that shiny, new toys only bring fleeting bouts of superficial joy. Instead of acknowledging this fact, we consume ever more ferociously with our bigger incomes and even bigger expectations. Well, I’m here to tell [...]

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