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A Sober October: The Impact of Abstinence on My Waistline and Wallet

By: Physician on Fire (on ESI Money) | ESIMoney.com “To alcohol! The cause of… and solution to… all of life’s problems.” –...

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How to Shift Your Mindset From Consumerism to Frugalism

By: MoneySavedMoneyEarned.com There is a fundamental truth that everyone must understand before they can truly accept and unlock the keys to many of the ideas presented here on Money Saved is Money Earned. Our world is built on consumerism. Consumerism is an economic ideology that encourages the...

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Why Maxing Out Your 401k Could Mean Missing Out On Thousands

By: Nextgen-Wealth.com The 401k; our main bucket of retirement plan savings. Like it or not, that’s what we have, and it looks like that’s what we’re going to continue to have for the foreseeable future. If you’re like most people, you eventually got around to putting money into it at some...

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12 Ways Anyone Can Cut Their Food Bill

By: Molly Triffin | Grow After a long day, swinging by your favorite takeout spot or restaurant can seem way more appealing than cooking at home. According to a new study, the average millennial eats out as much as five times a week. But that can add up. While strategically ordering meals you...

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Can You Really Have Fun for Free? I Gave It a Shot

By: Jackie Lam | Grow If you’re trying to cut back on your spending, someone’s probably told you to swap pricey outings with free ones. Great idea! If you have loads of spare time to spend scouring the Internet. But what about those of us with jobs, families and other obligations that keep...

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How a Bill Error Nearly Cost Me $1500

By: One Queen One King After work, my husband brought in a big pile of mail and handed it to me as I lay on the couch and watched our godson play Fortnite. I opened each envelope to sort, the majority being junk mail. The last envelope in the pile happened to be a letter from …...

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Is there a college savings rule of thumb?

By: Lauren | WordsOnWealth.com Let’s talk about college savings. Just when you thought you were starting to get a handle on saving for retirement/your post-career phase now, we have to add college savings into the mix. As if you needed another thing to worry about! Let’s go ahead and ask the...

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The Curse of Lifestyle Inflation: Why We Always Want More

By: Kong Template Inflation? You know. When that candy bar that always costed $0.50 is suddenly $1.00? When gas used to cost $20 to fill up a tank and now costs $50. Or how about when everything on the dollar menu at a fast food restaurant is now over a dollar (looking at you, McDonald’s)?...

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8 extremely frugal living ideas you probably haven’t considered

By: Melissa Blevins Extreme frugal living isn’t about cutting cable from your life or turning up the thermostat to 80 in the summer. Those are pretty easy ways to be more frugal. Today I’m talking about the extreme things the cheapest of the cheap do to save more money. I’m not a huge fan...

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Investment Fees Will Cost You Millions

By: Physician on Fire You don’t have to be a big shot for this to be true. In fact, someone investing $833 a month into his 401(k) can see an 8-figure sum (that’s $10 million) disappear over the course of a long lifespan. Today, we will pry into the finances of four people you may encounter...