Fist Pump Friday: I Love You Like A Blogger Roundup – 9/23

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Welcome to the weekend, EOD Nation!  It’s race weekend again for me, with a 5K Saturday evening and a half marathon Sunday morning.   The good news is the races are in my city so there’s no travel, dining out, or hotel room expenses.  I just have to drive to the start line and have a good time running. Fist pump for inexpensive race weekends….AND my favorite post of the week! Posts That Make Me Fist Pump Credit Card Facts to Scare Your Straight from The Jenny Pincher 7 Powerful Money Rules You Usually Ignore from The Money Principle 17 Staggering […] Read more »

Trouble Starting An Emergency Fund? Try A Change Jar!

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The emergency fund is one of the fundamental tools needed for financial freedom. Without an emergency fund, any unexpected expense results in a financial crisis that could require some extreme measures to recover from. I know this from personal experience all too well. Once you have an emergency fund, keeping it going is easier because a person understands it’s true value. The problem is the initial startup of getting it going. It’s hard to change your spending habits to set aside money for those things that just pop up in life. It’s also hard to see money just sitting there […] Read more »

Fist Pump Friday: I Love You Like A Blogger Roundup – 9/16

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My family and I are headed out of town today for a family event tomorrow.  Family from various parts of the Midwest will be coming together and staying in the same hotel this evening.  As my wife was booking our room, she found that we had accumulated enough points through the hotel chain’s rewards program to get a free night’s stay.  BONUS!  We don’t stay in hotel’s often, but my wife is diligent in making sure we get our points.  This is the first time we’ve accumulated enough points for a free room.  We may be going out of town […] Read more »

Save Money On Snapple® Tea With Price Rollback at Walmart!!!

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SnappleRollback #CollectiveBias Here at Enemy Of Debt, we help you get the most out of your hard earned money.  If you like Snapple, you’re going to LOVE this money saving opportunity at Walmart! Stock Up On Snapple 64 Oz. Peach, Diet Peach, and Kiwi Strawberry- Buy 2/$3 on Rollback at Walmart! Buy your favorite Snapple flavors for only $1.50/64 Oz. bottle (originally $1.98) from now until November 30th. Don’t miss out on your chance to enjoy more of your favorite Snapple drinks when […] Read more »

iPhone7: Worth the Hype, or Complete Waste Of Money?

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Last week Apple officially unveiled the iPhone 7, causing much buzz among consumers. I know people that were watching the announcement live while they were at work. I witnessed unbounded praise on Facebook from friends that are fans of Apple. I’ve already seen iPhone 6 models up for sale as they’ve per-ordered their iPhone 7. With all of this, I figured I should at least familiarize myself with the wonders of this new phone and why people are getting ready to once again camp out in line to shell out a minimum of $649. I did some research and created […] Read more »

Fist Pump Friday: I Love You Like A Blogger Roundup – 9/8

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On Sunday, my son is having his senior pictures taken.  After shelling out some serious cash for my daughter’s homecoming dress, this is going to be another shot in the budget.  The good news is, the photographer has a menu of products, and we can pick and choose what we want to buy to fit within how much we want to spend.  We’ll see if we can get what we want, or if we’re going to have to squeeze our spending a bit to pay more.  One one hand, they’re just pictures….on the other hand he’ll only be a senior […] Read more »

Buy 1 Get 1 50% Off Sales: 3 Steps To Maximizing Savings

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Buy One, Get One 50% off sales make me tingle all over. When this kind of sale is offered by retailers, I like to take full advantage as it has the opportunity to save me a significant amount of money. But, you have to be careful with your purchases or you won’t get as much of a benefit as possible. My daughter and I walked into a shoe store looking for footwear for the new school year. The windows of the retailer were plastered with signs advertising a buy one, get one 50% off sale. My daughter found a pair […] Read more »

Fist Pump Friday: I Love You Like A Blogger Roundup – 9/2

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Labor Day weekend is here, which for my kids means school starts next week.   The beginning of the school year signals the imminent change of seasons, but also means a change in the household budget.  It’s time to switch over to the school year spending plan which translates to buying less groceries since the kids aren’t home during the day and adding a “school lunch” line to the plan.  It’s not an even exchange as school lunches tend to cost more than the extra groceries I buy for the summer.  It might not be a lot, but it has to […] Read more »

What Is Amazon Prime, and Is It Worth The Cost?

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I noticed a $99 purchase during my weekly review of my son’s checking account. Being a secondary on my son’s account allows me to periodically review his spending to ensure he’s being smart with his money. By the description of the purchase I knew that he had had paid for a yearly subscription to Amazon Prime. I didn’t know much about the service, so I did a little research to find out what he would get for his $99.   Here are the major services that come with an Amazon Prime Membership: Free Shipping Amazon Prime members enjoy free 2 […] Read more »

Fist Pump Friday: I Love You Like A Blogger Roundup – 8/26

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My daughter begins high school this year.  She’s a typical girl, liking all the things girls typically like.  Which means Homecoming in early October has been a hot topic of conversation with her friends for months.  We’ve checked out a few places with no luck.  That all changed last night.  We went to a store in a nearby small town that specializes in dresses for Homecoming and High School Prom.  She instantly found a dress she fell in love with. You could see it in how she smiled, how she twirled in it, and how she looked at herself in […] Read more »

The Case Of The Smelly Hotel Room, and 4 Steps to Resolve Any Issue

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My wife is well known for ensuring that she gets what she pays for. When something doesn’t meet her standards, or someone doesn’t deliver as promised, she makes sure that compensation is received. I’ve heard her utter the phrase, “How are you going to make this right?” infinite times. We’ve received discounts off our bill at restaurants and hotels, or sometimes even a gift card for a future visit. Most of the time it’s for a minor inconvenience such as: Paying extra for a hotel room with a view, but the view is unspectacular Food cooked incorrectly Bad service Not […] Read more »

Fist Pump Friday: I Love You Like A Blogger Roundup – 8/19

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I’m heading up the the Twin Cities this weekend for a Metallica concert at the brand new 1.1 Billion dollar US Bank Stadium.  Not only do I get to see some of my favorite bands play, but I get to see them in the new home of the Minnesota Vikings.  Being the money freak that I am, I’m interested to see what the prices for refreshments will be.  I’m assuming they’re going to be high, but then again I’ve read stories about other venues trying to be more wallet friendly and slashing prices at the concession stands. Fist pump for […] Read more »

DIY Money Saver: You Can Change ANY Light On Your Car Yourself!

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I was sitting in the waiting room of the quick lube oil change place when one of the employees sat down beside me to give the customary rundown of my vehicle’s status and additional suggested services. At the end of the summary, he mentioned that both license plate lamps were out. “Those lamps run $9.99 a piece. Would you like us to take care of those for you today?” If you were in my position, what would your answer be? Your answer should be an immediate, and resounding, “No, thank you.” Which is exactly what I said.As the man walked […] Read more »