I Love You Like A Blogger Roundup – 2/13

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Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day, and the pressure is OFF.  Well, at least I think it is…..Vonnie and I were talking to some friends about our monthly pot luck get together and we decided to do it on Valentine’s Day.  Vonnie thought spending Vday with friends having a great time was a perfect alternative to the consumerism based holiday it’s become.  But is a trap?  Hmmmm, maybe I better have a backup plan. What are you doing for Valentine’s Day? Posts That Make Me Fist Pump What Does Payday Mean to You? from See Debt Run 3 Golden Rules for Managing […] Read more »

Rollback Prices for Banquet And Chef Boyardee Products at Walmart!

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  It’s a busy time of year and I’m making it easy in the kitchen with Banquet dinners and pot pies and Chef Boyardee. The rollback prices on frozen Banquet dinners and pot pies and Chef Boyardee cans makes it easy to save and spend less time in the kitchen. The rollback prices are just $0.80 for each frozen Banquet dinner and pot pie now through February 24, 2015 and $0.75 for each 14.5-15 oz can of Chef Boyardee January 20 – March 16, 2015. Tasty meals like Banquet salisbury steak and Chef Boyardee raviolis make dinner easy and delicious! […] Read more »

Save Money Effortlessly through Digit. Really? Yes REALLY.

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It’s time for me to come clean, and be completely honest with you; I have trouble saving. Almost exactly a year ago, my wife and I made our final payment to our debt management program paying off $109,000 of credit card debt. With that final payment we freed up $2489 in our monthly budget. Having that extra breathing room we immediately did some things to better our overall financial picture such as consolidate some other debts and refinance our mortgage. But even after those changes were complete we still had a sizable amount of extra funds in our monthly budget. […] Read more »

I Love You Like A Blogger Roundup – 2/6

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I can’t get enough these days of motivational posts that challenge people to be the best they can be.  This week’s fist pumping posts are full of just that kind of material.  So get warmed up, you’re gonna need those arms to be good and loose. I also had the honor of sharing my story via Loan Now this week, where I also shared my thoughts on debt in general, and my advice to others who are looking to better their financial situation. Happy Friday, EOD nation, see you back here on Monday! Posts That Make Me Fist Pump Success […] Read more »

What to Look for in a Binary Options Platform as a Beginner

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The world of options trading is finding more and more adherents every single day. There’s definitely a lot to love about this world. However, there are also a few things you’re going to need if you want to succeed. One of the essentials is a binary options platform. More specifically, though, you need a platform that can meet your specific requirements as a new trader. Cost You should always look into the cost of a platform before deciding on it. Many will have upfront costs just for signing up with their service. After that, you’ll need to pay for each […] Read more »

Travel Hacking with Credit Cards is a Dangerous Trap

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Here he goes again. That crazy Steve Stewart is about to start a ruckus and make people get very angry by telling it like it is. You see, I’m the killjoy that’s about to take away all your fun. I’m the grandpa who isn’t into “hip” things. I’m the old man who says you should do things the old-fashioned way. But I’m going to speak the truth, and the truth can set you free (debt free, that is):   Travel Hacking with credit cards is a dangerous trap Travel hacking has been around for years, but it is growing in […] Read more »

Playing Texas Hold ‘Em Poker For Fun And Profit

One of the most popular casino games today, both at physical casinos and online, is Texas hold ’em poker. This variation of the standard poker game has resulted in thousands of players across the nation winning millions of dollars just from playing the game. In recent years, the top players of Texas hold ‘em poker have competed for big bucks in the widely televised World Series of Poker and the World Poker Tour. Casual players can win money too, but it is important to be smart about playing so you do not lose all of your money to more experienced […] Read more »

Keep out of Debt and in the Black with Risk Management

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In any business, risk and reward go hand in hand. In fact it is not just business where this is true. In life, if you don’t take any risks, chances are you won’t get any reward either. In the business world, taking a certain amount of risk is important in making the business a success. No successful businessman or company has ever been successful without taking a risk at some point in the life span of the business. The only problem with risk is that it can end up with a negative outcome and in business that usually means in […] Read more »

Change Your Perspective, Change Your Life

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I’m always the first one of our family to throw back the covers and climb out of bed on weekend mornings. My goal is always to get up, get to the gym, and get home before anyone else even thinks of getting up. One such Saturday morning I was composing a note to leave on the kitchen counter as I was preparing to head out to the gym. My wife likes to know what time I left so she knows approximately when to expect me back home. So, I ripped a piece of paper out of a notebook and wrote […] Read more »

How To Find Affordable Life Insurance

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Life insurance is valuable protection that should have a place in every individual’s financial plan. No one enjoys thinking about their death and its consequences, but the fact is that it happens to everyone, and there will be survivors left behind. In order to best take care of those survivors, affordable life insurance is needed to offer them a death benefit to survive financially, and cover their living expenses and debts. While finding the best term or whole life insurance policy at a cheap price can sometimes seem difficult, research and comparison shopping can help you find the right coverage […] Read more »

I Love You Like A Blogger Roundup – 1/30

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I always enjoy sharing the story of my wife and I paying off our credit card debt, and this week I was able to do so twice!  Our story was featured this week in a post on US News and World Report Money, as well as in a post by my friend and fellow blogger Paula Pant over at Afford Anything.  Links to both posts are in the Shameless Self Promotion section below – check ‘em out!   If that’s not enough to get your fist pumping, then check out my favorite posts of the week! Posts That Make Me […] Read more »

With A DIY Attitude and The Internet, I Can Be A Plumber

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My daughter stomped down the stairs, arms locked straight down with an angry look on her face. “DAD! Again!” I knew she was coming from our upstairs bathroom, so I knew exactly what she was complaining about. The toilet was clogged again. We’ve been having issues with that toilet for a few months now, and on Saturday morning the problem reached critical mass. It was time for me to put on my Do It Yourself Plumber tool belt (just a metaphor, folks, I skipped the plumber’s crack), and spend some time trying to fix it. Analysis: Comparison Flushing The first […] Read more »

I Love You Like A Blogger Roundup – 1/23

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Today is my son’s 16th birthday!  We have him scheduled to take his road test next week, and as you might expect he’s excited about it.  Having a driver’s license will bring him a whole new level of freedom and mobility.  It will also bring with it extra expenses.  Our insurance is going up, and he’ll need to pay for gas if he wants to get around.   As a 16 year old he now has many more options to get his first part-time job.  In addition to filling the gas tank, he has things he wants to buy, including his […] Read more »

Debt is Worth Debating: Where it’s Okay to Haggle

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I recently came across this infographic that went into great visual detail on how to create a personal budget, which I’ll be sharing at the end of this post. The infographic spoke to me as a young professional, covering things like shopping habits, paying rent that is too high for my earnings and consolidating student loans. While each of these topics is covered lightly (considering I was looking at an infographic!), the tip I didn’t expect to get out of this image was that no expense in the budget is fixed. Contrary to popular belief, some debts are open for […] Read more »