How Credit Favors the Wealthy – and Preys upon the Poor

I check my credit report pretty religiously on Credit Karma. Why do I check it so frequently, you? Ohh, I'm not sure. I'm bored? I'm a nerd who actually finds it kind of fun to track? Yeah, both of those reasons are pretty accurate. One of the items on your credit report is derogatory marks: My derogatory marks on Credit Karma. Way to go, me. I never paid much attention to this item - probably because, as…

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Frugal at Your Fingertips: Apps That Free Up Your Finances

By: Ben Lovell If you’re as old as I am, you’ll remember a time (not so long ago) when new tech required you to breach a certain threshold of either financial well-being or flagrant over-indulgence.  New software was a significant investment, Bluetooth headphones were a status sigil, and Flat Screen TVs were the centerpiece for upper-middle-class entertaining. Now, a lot of technology is, well, cheap.  Or at least the initial exposure is. Video games, subscription…

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TFF’s Frugal Roundup: Week Two

So...ahem. I meant to do this last week, but it kind of slipped my mind. In addition, I'm leaving for Europe in a few days, and I may not keep up with roundups while I'm gone. After all, I'm trying to limit this to posts that have actually been released that same week. Granted, much of this will be "evergreen" content, meaning i will be relevant indefinitely. Still, I figure it's better if it is…

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I Quit My Job Because My Sanity is More Important Than Money

It was 10 a.m. on a Tuesday morning. Just an ordinary morning in late February; the weather was nice, albeit gloomy.I walked into a conference room where my manager waited. This meeting was a weekly "checkpoint" where we would review a performance improvement plan.I walked into the room knowing this meeting would not be necessary that day. Why not? Because by the time I left that room, I would have resigned my position.If you want…

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The Frugal Fellow Turns One

In some ways, it's hard to believe it's been a whole year. In other ways, not so much. That's because it has gone by relatively quickly, but at the same time, SO much has happened. Either way, it's true - the very first post on this blog was on March 14, 2018. It's been quite the ride since then. I'll be totally honest - I definitely had the existential crisis many bloggers experience at the…

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How to Find Cheap Flights to Anywhere

In just two short weeks, I will be on a plane headed to Europe. And I will have paid almost nothing for that ticket. In this post, I'm going to cover how you can easily find cheap flights to anywhere. It seems like there is still a lot of misconception around these trips. People seem to think it's too good to be true or that they could never do it. It's probably much easier to…

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