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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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The Nefarious Redbox

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Last weekend, I was looking forward to relaxing and watching a couple movies. So off to Redbox I went. For the most part, I have no complaints with the service. There were only two occasions where I didn’t return my DVD rental prior to incurring charges in excess of $1.

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The Only Tip You Need to Start Saving Money

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When you wander through life unconscious and unaware, you waste a lot of money. I mean, literally, waste it. You crumple it up. Toss it in the trash. Don’t confuse wasting money with foolishly spending money. Putting a round of drinks on your credit card when you’re flat broke qualifies as stupid.

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6 Ways Patience Pays

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One primary reason many people find themselves living paycheck to paycheck is there lack of patience. Once you get to the point where you’re willing to delay gratification, you’ll be able to accumulate wealth. Even after you start doing well financially, waiting for the things you desire can still pay off handsomely.

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Before You Give

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So you’re frugal? Do you have a three to six month emergency fund? Did you say you were totally debt free? Perhaps you’ve amassed a decent chunk of change in your investment accounts. Well, don’t pat yourself on the back just yet. There’s an obstacle you must still overcome. Being that you’re so tuned in [...]

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How My iPhone Paid for Itself

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In May 2009, I was in the market for a mattress. I’d slept on an air mattress for about a month before it began to deflate for no apparent reason. Once the air mattress gave up on me, I decided there was no point in buying another. It was time to look for a more long-term solution.

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20 Foolproof Ways to Finish Poor (Part 2)

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This post is the second in the three part series 20 Foolproof Ways to Finish Poor. Admittedly, I’ve been guilty of some of these items in the past. Okay, I still struggle with number 19. I’m a lazy bum.

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Just airing a beef

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I witnessed something truly egregious today. As you can see from the photo, I have a neighbor who failed to break down their moving boxes and recycle them. Ideally, they would’ve let the greater Washington, D.C. area know they had boxes to give away on Craigslist or Freecycle. This particular neighbor might not know there’s a super easy way to make sure their boxes are reused before heading to the landfill. For that, I’ll let them slide. HOWEVER…

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Good Debt?

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Almost since I started reading about personal finance, experts in the field have been harping about how student loans are “good debt.” The only other types of debt that fall into this category, according to most financial gurus, are mortgages and business loans. We’re only going to focus on student loans, but I think the others are worth noting.

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20 Foolproof Ways to Finish Poor (Part 1)

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Ever wonder how some people make insolvency look so easy? If you’re envious of their ability to make dumb financial decisions look so smart, then envy no more. This post is the first in a three part series. I’ve compiled a total of 60 foolproof ways that you too can end up broke, busted, yea, even bankrupt. Use these techniques sparingly. Two or three should do the trick.

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8 DIY Strategies to Boost Your Credit Score

  Request a free copy of your credit report at AnnualCreditReport.com. Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), you have a right to receive a free copy of your credit report once a year from each of the three major credit reporting bureaus: Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion.  AnnualCreditReport.com doesn’t provide a FICO score with your [...]

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