Net Worth Update: January 2019

Hey all! I've decided I am going to try to post net worth updates at least quarterly. I also figured I would start the new year off on the right foot by doing just that. Go figure, things have been a bit crazy with the stock market as of late. Although I recently assured you things are not that bad and to not focus on the numbers, I can't deny that there has been quite…

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How To Get Financially Healthy In the New Year

Now that the new year is upon us, many of us are thinking about how we can make our lives just a little bit better. So why not take steps to get financially healthy? Okay, sure, it probably would have made more sense to post this before the new year. After all, you probably already know your resolution(s). And maybe those don’t include money. Maybe you decided to give up wine, or pizza, or to not cry in…

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What Makes Siteground Superior To The Popular Bluehost?

Bluehost is a very popular host. There are a lot of bloggers out there constantly recommending it. Look, I'm not trying to rain on their affiliate parade, but when I started blogging, I originally went with Bluehost. Nowadays, I'm with SiteGround, and I recommend them as a great alternative. I saw all those posts saying "Bluehost is awesome! Make sure you sign up with them!" and the like. So I signed because those who appeared to…

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How Bad Financial Habits Can Help You Get Financial Benefits

Hey frugal people! I have a very special post today. This is actually the very first guest post I have ever had here on TFF! This post comes to us from Nelly of MyWayOfViewing.com. In the post, Nelly discusses ways in which bad financial habits can actually benefit us. I think it goes without saying that we all have our financial pitfalls, but sometimes there can actually be positives that come along with them. I hope…

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FinCon 2018 Update!

Hey all. Hope you are having a wonderful Sunday. The first Sunday of Fall, no less! And I can feel the full effects...kind of. It was in the mid-70s today. Because I am originally from Chicago and I'm still somewhat conditioned for the weather there, I just didn't feel like it was "cool" today. I mean sure, it was nearly in the 90s at the beginning of the month, so it's cooler than it was.…

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Is consumerism killing your budget?

What do you do when you see the soles of your shoes starting to look worn? Do you take them to a shoe repair shop that will fix them for less? Or do you simply replace them? The latter is exactly what consumerism wants you to do. Let me be the first to say I have never had a pair of shoes repaired. Though I do typically wear them until they nearly have holes in…

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