Are you using your credit cards wisely?

July 22, 2015

Good morning Dinks.  I’m not talking about making purchases and paying them off in full every month to maintain a good credit score and avoid interest charges.  I’m talking about maximizing the benefits of your credit cards.  I just realized that I’m not doing this and as of yesterday Nick and I are changing the […]

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Do you have student loans?

July 20, 2015

Or did you after graduation?  I certainly did.  I had almost $20,000 in student loans and it took me almost seven years to pay them off.  I know that may seem like a long time but I had a whole bunch of other debt to pay off as well and I continued accumulating debt.  To […]

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My Bank Nemesis

July 17, 2015

Oh yes I have one.  Even though I’m a long time financial services employee and I should have some level of compassion for what bank employees go through on a daily basis the truth is I don’t.  I have zero tolerance for cold hearted banks who forget their clients are actual people instead of numbers. […]

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3 reasons to pay off your mortgage – and 1 not so good reason

July 16, 2015

Good morning Dinks.  Do you have a mortgage?  If you are like most Americans you are probably paying to live somewhere every month.  That payment can be in the form of rent or in the form of a mortgage loan.  However some lucky Americans are mortgage free. Are you one of those Americans without a […]

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Couples Summer Vacation Ideas

July 15, 2015

Good morning Dinks.  Are you and your sweetheart planning to take a vacation this summer?  This is usually the time of year when couples try to coordinate their time off from work so they can take a week or two and get out of town. Last year Nick and I spent a few days in […]

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Are you house poor?

July 13, 2015

Good morning Dinks.  Let me ask you a question, do you own your home?  As you know Nick and I rent our apartment and love it.  However lately I’ve been thinking that maybe I would like to have a house.  Grass to walk around in barefoot, a garden to plant flowers and levels of space […]

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3 Top Tips to Stay Spendthrift

July 10, 2015

When people think of financial disaster, they jump to economic meltdown, or Wolf of Wall Street style screw-ups. Few consider how the personal can be far more damaging than the global. For those living near the breadline, even ordering one Domino’s pizza in a month could be enough to leave them short before payday. Like […]

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3 Amazing Ways to Shop for Everything Online Less Expensive

July 10, 2015

Since nobody wants to pay the full price of the items they want to buy, people tend to naturally look for cheaper alternatives to shop with. Moreover, since people are getting tired of waiting in the huge line at the supermarket to get the products they want, internet retailing begins to gain more popularity too. […]

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Fun Summer Couple’s Activities

July 10, 2015

Good morning Dinks.  Are you and your honey looking for ways to get active together this summer?  Maybe some of you are already active and maybe some of you are looking for fun things to do together that get you moving…outside that is. Yesterday I was talking with my boss and she mentioned that every […]

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