Cutting Cable, Saving Money and Getting Comfortable with Feeling Uncomfortable

  It’s been eight months since I cut the proverbial cable cord. That’s right, no more Fox News, no TNT, History channel or HBO. Actually, it was DirecTV, so I guess you could say I cut the satellite signal to eliminate premium TV services. (Cutting cable, cutting DirecTV to save money – same difference right?) […]

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The Art of Being a Cheapskate – How I Successfully Manage My Budget

The Art of Being a Cheapskate

  It’s that feeling of being restricted or confined, like sitting in the middle seat of a commercial airliner knowing you’re going to have to inconvenience someone when you have to use the bathroom. The perspective that you have to give something up. Like wanting to watch your favorite football game or that new episode of […]

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Why You Need an Emergency Fund – Successful Money Management Tip

Why You Need an Emergency Fund

Are you wondering why you should have an emergency fund? I am sure you’ve heard it many times before, it’s considered one of the most important aspects of successful money management – having an emergency fund. An emergency fund is where you stash cash so you’re prepared for those unexpected emergencies that life throws at […]

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The Time Value of Opportunity – Filling The Pig Personal Finance Books

Time Value of Opportunity

The time value of opportunity is the ability to recognize money saving or money making opportunities (events) that will benefit you over the course of a lifetime. The key word being recognize.  For example, in relationship to vehicle insurance.  Most think of vehicle insurance as a single annual occurrence. You pay your premium every year […]

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