Why Waste Money on Coffee When You Can Make Your Own?

Something I always try to keep in mind when spending money, especially on products, is that if I am paying that money to a business to make that product, it always means it was produced for less than what I spent on it. Most of us understand this, but it's also oversimplifying, isn't it? For example, I probably couldn't make the clothing I wear as cheaply as the companies who make them, because they have…

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Leasing vs Buying a Car and My Green Initiative

Leasing a car is something you may have often heard you should never do. And while I generally agree with this sentiment, I think there can be exceptions. Leasing vs buying a car is not always as clear-cut as you may think. But first, some background. A while back, I started working on a now-defunct blog related to green technology. While green tech is still important to me, I quickly realized I wouldn't be able to…

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I Switched My Cell Phone Service and Now I Pay Less

So, I do have a tendency to change cell phone providers from time to time if I find one that looks interesting. I had been with T-Mobile for years, and I'm still a pretty big fan of them in general, but I felt my monthly rate could have been lower. Not only that, but I have been thinking about traveling abroad, and T-Mobile's speed are not the best in other countries. 2G speeds, you say? Uh,…

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Why You Might Be Paying Too Much for Car Insurance

I'd like to expand one of the points I made in my previous post. As of right now, I have only owned one car. Perhaps as a result of that, I never really thought about how much I was paying for car insurance. Update: I am now leasing a car, so technically this no longer applies to me. But, of course, the advice still relevant to those who have full coverage. Well, I decided to look…

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20+ Awesome Money Saving Tips and Tricks

Looking for great money saving tips and tricks to save you lots of cash? Look no further! I gave a little bit of background on myself in my first post, but let me elaborate on that a bit. No, I wasn't raised in poverty and my story isn't one of extreme hardship, even though most of us have heard such stories. Like most people, I came from a middle-class family that was neither rich nor…

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