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Henry David Thoreau

Paying Off Student Loans Could Tank Your Credit Score

Paying Off Student Loans Could Tank Your Credit Score

"Should I pay off my student loans?"   Little known fact: When you pay off student loans, your credit score drops. A lot. I know. I finally paid mine off after 27 years. I’ve never taken a forbearance or deferred them. I overpaid when I could. This was a major...

Are You Frugal or Cheap?

Are You Frugal or Cheap?

Are you frugal, a little too frugal, or downright cheap? It's an important question. I've studied it over the years. "I don't know how you do it," a friend said. "I wish I could." Lots of people looked at my spending and wished they could be as cheap as me. "You can!"...

How to Use Free and Cheap Sites Safely

How to Use Free and Cheap Sites Safely

Need to save this holiday season? Or all year round? It's two days before Thanksgiving as I write this. Seems like we just got done with Back-to-School sales. Then, Halloween candy hit us like a diabetic brick, and we didn't even get Thanksgiving this year--Black...

Things You Pay Too Much For: Storage

Things You Pay Too Much For: Storage

Do you have storage overkill? If you have more than two of these: Dropbox, Google, Box, an external hard drive, and Apple Storage, you're paying way too much for storage you can never fill. And you're paying every one of those bills. Remember when your hard drive...

Skip The Streaming Wars & Save a Bundle of Cash Today

Skip The Streaming Wars & Save a Bundle of Cash Today

Let the streaming wars begin! Disney's set to win this, hands down. Every kind in America knows Disney made a service and all the stuff they used to watch elsewhere is now exclusively there. "Mom, I'm signing up for the free trial."  Declan knew the release date for...

Are You a Broke Teacher? Stop Spending Today!

Are You a Broke Teacher? Stop Spending Today!

Cure the "broke teacher" syndrome--starting...now! "Any teacher that won't give a kid a pencil shouldn't be teacher." Someone said that to me once, not long after I started my "no spend" policy. I was a broke teacher and figured the only way to stop being one was to...